44 ex-political officeholders get N25m furniture allowance

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By SundiataPOST, Abuja

 The Ekiti Government Friday Oye-Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area, paid N23 terminal benefits to 44 past political officeholders.

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

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

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

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

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

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