The breakdown of the 2019 budget earlier signed into law by the State governor, Akeredolu following its passage by the Ondo State House of Assembly, is raising some dust in some quarters.
According to the document, a total of N500 million will be spent by the governor’s office for the hosting of guests, N238 million also budgeted for donations
Meanwhile, his Deputy gets N50 million for the same purpose.
The budget also shows the cost of refreshment and meals of the Governor for 2019 at N150 million with his Deputy getting N25 million.
Also in the budget, the maintenance of the governor’s official vehicles is expected to gulp the sum of N53 million as N10 million is earmarked for the Deputy.
This makes a total sum of N1.22 billion budgeted by the Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his Deputy, Hon. Agboola Ajayi on donations, hosting of guests, refreshment as well as the maintenance of the duo’s official vehicles and boats.
In the budget, the Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyeloogun and his Deputy, Hon. Iroju Ogundeji will get N26 million on vehicle maintenance as well as N18m on refreshment.
Governor Akeredolu had in February signed into law the 2019 appropriation bill with a sum of N193 billion following the passage of the bill into law by the state’s House of Assembly, which had increased the budget by N3billion.