Governor Makinde Refutes Senate President’s Claim of N30 Billion Disbursement to Governors


In a sharp rebuttal to recent claims made by the Senate President, Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has vehemently refuted assertions that each of the 36 Governors in Nigeria received a substantial sum of N30 billion from the Federal Government to mitigate food scarcity and hardship.

The controversy arose when Godswill Akpabio, during a plenary session on Tuesday, purportedly announced the disbursement of N30 billion to all state governors through the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to address prevailing challenges of food scarcity and economic hardship.

Governor Makinde, however, swiftly responded to these claims, denouncing them as false and misleading. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Governor clarified that no such disbursement had been made to any state government to alleviate the effects of food scarcity and economic hardship.

Expressing concern over the politicization of Nigeria’s current socio-economic challenges, Governor Makinde urged the Federal Government to refrain from spreading misinformation and instead focus on implementing effective policies to address the pressing needs of the populace.

The Governor’s stance underscores the importance of transparency, accountability, and factual accuracy in public discourse, particularly amidst the ongoing struggles faced by many Nigerians due to rising inflation, food insecurity, and economic downturns.

As the nation grapples with these formidable challenges, Governor Makinde’s call for responsible governance and genuine efforts to alleviate the plight of citizens resonates with the imperative of collaborative action and sincere leadership in navigating turbulent times.

In light of these developments, it remains crucial for government officials at all levels to uphold the principles of honesty, integrity, and empathy in addressing the urgent needs of the Nigerian people, fostering trust, and fostering a sense of solidarity in the pursuit of national development and prosperity.


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