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Ekiti denies receiving N8.5 billion from FAAC as allocation for June




Govt approves retention of 70 per cent IGR for health agencies

Ekiti State government has debunked claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the State got a total sum of N8.5bn from the Federation Account in June.

It claimed to have got a total sum of N4.1bn while the 16 Local Councils got N2.7bn.

Also, in a bid to ensure improved infrastructural facilities in the secondary and primary health care facilities in the State, the State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has approved the retention of seventy percent (70%) of the internally generated revenue generated by the  23 state-owned General and Specialist Hospitals

Reacting to claim by the APC, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Idowu Adelusi said lying has become the first name of the APC, urging Ekiti people to ignore them as they have always done.

He said; “In June, Ekiti State got net allocation of N1, 958,432,714.17 and in July, the State got a sum of N2, 687,536,884.88.

“The breakdown for June allocation is as follows; Gross Allocation (N1, 815,552,424.75), Value Added Tax (N536, 678,738.75) and Exchange Rate Gains (N171, 236,640.31).

“The following deductions were made from the allocation, Foreign Loan
(N42, 260,280.19), Contractual Obligations-ISPO (N397, 196,808.00), Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme (N23, 120,001.44) and Bond
Issuance Programme 2 (N102, 458,000.01), totaling N565, 035,089.64.

“If N565, 035,089.64 is deducted from the gross allocation of N1, 815,552,424.75, it will leave a sum of N1, 250,517,335.11 and this added to VAT and Exchange Rate Gains will be N1, 958,432,714.17.

“In June also, Ekiti State got N2, 173,624,315.39 from the Liquefied
Natural Gas proceed while the 16 Local Councils got N1, 259,124,010.15,
totalling N3,432,748,325.54.

“Addition of the State’s June allocation of N1, 958,432,714.17 and the
LNG Proceed of N2, 173,624,315.39 will be N4, 132,057,030.

“The local councils total allocation for June of N1, 455,018,959.92 added to the N1, 259,124,010.15 LNG Proceed will be N2, 714,142,970 and if this is added to the State total June revenue of N4,132,057,030, it will amount to N6,846,200,000.

“The facts as laid bare here is that Ekiti State and the 16 Local Councils got N6.8bn in June.

“Our question then is, where did the APC liars get their own voodoo
June Federal Allocation of N8.5bn from?”

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Olurotimi Ojo has said the decision by the government to allow health agencies to retain part of their internally generated revenue would assist in ensuring the provision of affordable and qualitative health care system in the state.

Ojo, speaking at the Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the state branch Nigerian Medical Association explained that to achieve the government’s target in health care delivery, the Fayose led administration would provide conducive and healthy working environment for the health professionals and indeed the entire workforce in the system.

He urged medical doctors in the State to work with the Government to improve the Health indices of the State.

He described the theme of the conference as appropriate, stressing that the topics discussed including “Infectious Diseases- challenges and recent advances in management” as well as “Sudden death- Current trend and prevention” were apt and germane with the efforts of the present administration to boost health care delivery in the State.

The Commissioner however called for a pragmatic approach in order to achieve a robust development of the health sector from the primary to tertiary levels.

He noted that in spite of the paucity of funds being experienced by the State, the incumbent regime has been able to secure accreditation of the Ekiti State College of Medicine for the next five years, accreditation of Obstetrics and Gyneacology and Ophthalmology units of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital while the administrative block of the School of Nursing has also been completed.

The Commissioner commended them for their past leadership roles at various times especially in combating deadly diseases, like Ebola, Bird Flu, HIV/AIDS and host of it.

Other activities of the Conference included exhibition of medical and scientific equipment, and the commissioning of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) building along Iyin road, by the National president Nigeria Medical Association.

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