.. we have no business doing with your money, says agency chair
By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The premises of the Ondo State Micro Credit Agency on Thursday witnessed a large number of the trade Unions protesting over the nonpayment of the federal government Artisans palliatives fund.
The traders who trooped out in their numbers with placards called on the state government agency to make the palliative funds available without further delay.
In her response, during the protest, the Chairman of the agency, Mrs Kosemani Kolawole expressed that the money is being released in batches.
She also said that, all efforts have been put in place to make sure that the situation is put under control in ensuring that everybody benefits.
Meanwhile, the protesters had earlier accused the Chairman of the Agency of diverting the funds to favour her church members.
Kolawole and the state enumerator, Akinlaja Alaba emphatically said that federal only paid directly to the accounts of the beneficiaries.
According to Akinlaja “there is no way anybody can divert fund that would be paid directly to the beneficiary account. It is never paid to any group or agency but to the accounts of those that have been enumerated and sent to the federal government”
While responding, the president of Ondo state Artisans group, Komolafe Daisi said, the Chairman of the agency did not marshall her points initially when the whole thing started.
“Mrs Kolawole came out on radio to tell us that we should all come and register that the money would be given to all of us, which we did. But now, things have changed and this was our plight,” Daisi said.