Gov. Fayemi Receives N3.9bn Paris Club Refund, Pays Salary Arrears

The Ekiti State government has received N3.9 billion from the central because the last share of its Paris Club refund. Naija news Learnt that the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Yinka Oyebode, United Nations agency discovered this in an exceedingly statement same that N3.3billion was additionally subtracted and paid as outstanding 2016- 2018 counterpart fund for Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) being owed by the state, as directed by the President. #EkitiInTheNews: Ekiti’s N3.9billion Paris Club Refund For earnings Arrears Payment- Fayemi scan a lot of Here — Govt. of Ekiti State (@ekitistategov) Dec twenty, 2018 Upon receiving the refund on Thursday, Oyebode disclosed that Governor Kayode Fayemi had consequently directed that the N3.9billion Paris Club refund be applied to pay one month of outstanding arrears to state and native government staff, teachers, and pensioners. He explained that this was in line with the governor’s promise to staff and other people of the state, noting that it’d be through with augmentation from internal savings. in line with the statement, the Paris Club refund was received following President Muhammadu Buhari’s intervention within the matter, when Governor Fayemi’s visit to the President last week. “ Governor Fayemi expressed appreciation to the President for the timely intervention, having assured staff within the state that his administration would explore all avenues to clear the 5 to eight months’ earnings arrears owed staff within the state by the immediate past administration, at intervals an affordable amount,” the statement same. “Dr Fayemi, had whereas fielding queries throughout the monthly “Meet Your Governor” programme on tv and radio last week re-assured staff that he was however to receive the Paris Club refund, adding that he would create it public once the state received the payment.” Oyebode claimed that the immediate past administration of mister Ayodele Fayose had received a complete of N18.34 billion Paris Club refund in 3 tranches between Dec 2016 and Dec 2017, additionally to bailout funds, budget support funds and excess crude support, all totalling regarding N55 billion. He suspect the previous administration of failing to use such on earnings being owed staff and retirees. BREAKING: Ekiti gets N13.10bn, (State N7.45bn, LG N5.65bn as FG, States, LGs share N812.7bn Gregorian calendar month twenty18 allocation — Lere Olayinka – Aresa one (@OlayinkaLere) Dec 20, 2018 but, the previous governor has however to counter the allegations. the primary share of the Paris Club refund totalling N8.87 billion, in line with Fayemi’s aide, was received in Dec 2016 whereas the state additionally got N4.77 billion in Gregorian calendar month 2017 and another N4.7billion in Dec 2017.He insisted that Governor Fayemi has assured staff within the state that his administration wouldn’t owe them salaries. Oyebode additional that the governor secure to clear outstanding salaries for all classes of staff at intervals one year.

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