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The federal government has blamed the Ekiti state government for its failure to access a budget support facility (BSF) made available to 35 states.


Fayose had accused the current administration of deliberately withholding the January allocation of his state because of the grouse he has with the current administration.

But in a statement on Thursday, Salisu Dambatta, director of information at the ministry of finance, said Ekiti state government failed to comply with the requirements for participating in a conditional loan programme to state governments.

Dambatta said Ekiti was warned that failure to comply with the full requirements of the loan would lead to its exclusion.

“A claim by the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, that the federal ministry of finance has withheld statutory allocation due to Ekiti State has been brought to the attention of the ministry of finance,” Dambatta said.

“The ministry categorically denies and states the claim as incorrect as the ministry has not withheld any statutory allocation due to Ekiti state, or any other state in the country.

“The fact is that, the Ekiti state government failed to comply with the necessary requirements for participating in the Budget Support Facility (BSF), which is a conditional loan programme to state governments introduced with the view to enhancing fiscal prudence and designed particularly to enhance transparency, efficiency in public expenditure and payment of salaries.

“This is not the first time of non-compliance by the Ekiti state government. His administration defaulted in meeting the conditions specified and agreed upon by the 35 state governments that are participating in the programme as contained in the fiscal sustainability plan (FSP) and the Ekiti state government was warned formally of its failure to comply with the full requirements vide a letter on August 5, 2016, with reference number HMF/FMF/ASG/1/2016.”

Dambatta said the ministry informed President Muhammadu Buhari of Ekiti’s refusal to comply with the requirements, and that payment was reinstated.

The ministry said Fayose’s government was aware of the consequence of not following the laid down procedure.

The governor was also advised to resolve the issue at the ministry of finance, rather than engaging in media war.

“The failure of Ekiti state government to comply with the requirements and conditions for the budget support facility (BSF) resulted in a letter sent to the chief of staff to notify him of the suspension of BSF for Ekiti state and it was conveyed to Mr. President before payment to the Ekiti state government was reinstated.

“The Ekiti state government and all the other participating states are aware of the consequence of failure to comply with the full conditions and it is not the first time that a state would be stopped from accessing the Facility due to non-compliance. In the course of its normal duties, the ministry of finance has the right to query, suspend or withhold funds as part of the conditions of the budget support facility.

“The process is for the commissioner of finance of any state or the governor having issues to contact the federal ministry of finance and resolve the issues without resorting to the media because such issues are of a financial nature and therefore, confidential; they are routinely resolved amicably by the parties involved.

“The federal ministry of finance wishes to restate very strongly that the budget support facility is a conditional programme and the federal government would not be intimidated or threatened in the discharge of its duties.”

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  1. Ole fayose, after stealing state fund given to him by the Federal government. He thinks he is smart. To hell with you, a local champion playing to the gallery. We waiting pending when your tenure expires. The people of Ekiti state will use you to make public soup immediately you retire. Them go chop you raw. Baby governor like you. You lack experience. You learnt nothing during your first tenure. Your can not insult your elders who has done nothing to you and you go free.

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    1. U're one of d most stupid Yoruba person i've ever seen comment. Ur mumu and stupidity will last long. Gud luck in ur foolishness.

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    2. Your comment is the most stupid comment I have ever read, it is obvious you are very foolish and unintelligent.

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    3. Olubayo Fasore sees from his anus.. period. Foolish and mumu comment.

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  2. Fayose lied that it was January statutory allocation but that is not true, it is a budget support fund. Nobody touched Ekiti's allocation, what is withheld is BSF ,it is a conditional loan. Anywhere in d world,loans are subject to conditions and if u keep failing to meet them since August 2016, it will be withheld simple.. Shameless Governor

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  3. Buhari is d most useless president Nigeria ever had

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  4. We warn Fayose not to talk to Baba Buhari anyhow- mumu FG

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    1. Buhari dan maikatako ne ai, ko baka bokkos?

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  5. What are these conditions? Is kickback part of it? Why not spell it out for the public so that we can know who is saying the truth and who is lying?

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  6. Anonymous 11:16 is one of the likes of Fayose with the basket mouth always open to a bust the elders.What. In our culture in Africa we know how to address the elders , even if they went wrong.
    Look at how that guy startEd to abuse the President openly.Lack of home training. The Americans never resort to abusive languae towards President Trump.Learn the etinquette of democracy.No just shouting democracy.

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    1. Fool! When El-rufai and ameachi were abusing Jonathan what did u say?

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