..says Ministry’s allocation not up to N11m
In response to the allegation levelled against the wife of Ondo State Governor of receiving a whopping sum of N11million from the coffer of the women’s affairs Ministry, the Commissioner Mrs Titi Adeyemi has described such as grossly unfounded.
The deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi has indicted Arabinrin Betty-Anyanwu Akeredolu of collecting the said amount through his aide, Allen Sowore.
Mrs Titi Adeyemi, however, in a Statement issued and made available to journalists, noted that the ministry had never received monthly allocation up to N11million, neither had it transferred any amount of money to the wife of the Governor.
The statement reads: “It has come to the notice of the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development a recent allegation levelled against the Wife of the Governor,Her Excellency, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu on her purported collection of the sum of 11 million naira from the Ministry.
“The allegation by Comrade Sowore, the Adviser to the Deputy Governor, is a blatant lie and grossly unfounded.
“The ministry has not at any time received any monthly allocation close to 11 million naira.
“The Ministry has neither at any time transferred any amount to the First Lady, Wife of the Governor.
“In politics, all sorts of unfounded allegations and falsehoods are concocted to smear the image of opponents, their families and relations and this is one of such for campaign purposes.
“I therefore urge the general public to disregard all unfounded allegations against the Wife of the Governor who is passionate and focused on the advancement of women and girls in Ondo State and beyond”.