The immediate chairperson of the Ado Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Mrs Omotunde Fajuyi, has alleged the state governor, Kayode Fayemi gave her N7 million per month to run the affairs of the Local government after signing for N100 million.
The former chairman disclosed this on Thursday while featured on one private radio in Ekiti.
Mrs Fajuyi said the governor Fayemi pilfered local government funds in Ekiti.
She said “the chairmen will sign N100m each, which is meant for local government but Fayemi ‘ll give us N7m each out of the money to take care of the affair of the local government.
“Sometimes, the Fayemi government will give us N4 million, she said.
She denied that Ado Ekiti Local government collected N200m on allocation by some people said on social media.
“I only received N7m after the government created LCDA while N2.5m each goes for LCDA
“In this January, I received N4m for Ado LG”, she said.
Not a few Nigerians have condemned the joint LG/ State government account which was described as conduit pipe through which the state governors siphon the council funds.
Some council officials who spoke to the newsmen condemned state governors in Nigeria for embezzling local government funds and destroyed the third tier of government.
The issue of council funds has also gotten to the attention of President Mohammadu Buhari who was said to have alleged the state governors destroying the local government system by embezzling the funds meant for developmental projects in their various council through the State and Local Government Joint Account.