44 ex-political officeholders get N25m furniture allowance

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By SundiataPOST, Abuja

 The Ekiti State Government on in Oye-Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area, paid N23 million terminal benefits to 44 past political officeholders.

The Secretary to the State Government, Dr Ganiyu Owolabi, said that the in fulfilment of Gov. ’s pledge to isolate them by paying their terminal benefits.

Owolabi said N13 million meant for 23 in Oye Local Government while the remaining N12 million would be shared among 21 at Ilejemeje Local Government.

According to him, the money outstanding furniture allowance payable to all past political officeholders, irrespective of whichever party each belonged.

He said that the exercise was a continuous as all past political officeholders in the remaining 14 Local Government areas would soon have their turn.

In , the Chairman of Oye Local Government, Mr Adegoroye Bamigboye, commended the for approving the , which he described, as “unprecedented’’ in the history of the state.

Two councilors, Mr Olanwunmi Olajoke and Mr Johnson Ajisegiri, from Oye and Ilejemeje Local Government, respectively, spoke, lauded the for the gesture.