The Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party members in the assembly connived with Governor Ayodele Fayose to import three thugs to form a quorum at Monday’s sitting.
According to Omirin, none of the 19 members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, attended the “illegal sitting”, where three commissioner-nominees were confirmed for appointments.
The Deputy Speaker, Taiwo Orisaleye, said he and a few other members of the APC lawmakers were barred from gaining access to the Assembly Complex by security operatives.
Addressing journalists on Monday night in Ikere-Ekiti, the speaker said two members of the Assembly, Boluade Kehinde, and Olasehinde Ogunrinde, who are members of the APC had gone underground because they had been declared wanted.
The Majority Leader, Mr. Churchill Adedipe, who shed more light on the development, said, “Today is Monday, we were supposed to be at the parliament. Some of the lawmakers that went to the Assembly were turned back”.
According to him, the confrontation of the lawmakers by the governor is needless.
He said, “This will not make us to work with the Governor. It is by working with him that will make us guide him to sanity.
“We will not allow a particular individual to move the state backward. We can’t have a maximum ruler. He led some people to invade the judiciary, now he has invaded the Assembly.
“It has been a race of illegality where some people will not have respect for the rule of law”.
Omirin told journalists that power supply to his official residence had been disconnected, adding that the governor had also stopped his allowances.
AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Bode George has described the collection of internally generated revenue in Lagos state by a private firm called AlphaBeta, which earns around N7.5bn ($19 million) monthly as sacrilegious.
The former National Port Authority (NPA) called on the state government to block all forms of revenue leakages.
He made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Friday morning.
“There are so many leakages in the Lagos State Government purse. Take this AlphaBeta; who owns this AlphaBeta? What is the essence of the AlphaBeta? Where else in the world would you have an Inland Revenue Service, who have their own staff who are supposed to go out and collect the fees, but you have an independent company to be supposedly collecting the internally generated revenue from our state?
“It grosses around N50bn (about $130m) a month and you know how much that company (AlphaBeta) is paid 15% of it, that’s N7.5bn in thirty days going to the company, that is a leakage, that is sacrilegious.”
Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.
Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.
The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.
Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.
Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021
Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.
The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.
Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”
The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.
Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.
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