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Kwara Gov breaches no law in releasing funds: spokesman

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Claims that Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is spending government money without appropriation are false. Every fund so far released followed the due process of the law.

For the purpose of education, the new administration doesn’t have a budget of its own yet. The budget being implemented is the same 2019 Appropriation Law which had undergone parliamentary scrutiny/approval. But the difference this Governor is making is that a budget is nothing if not backed with cash for implementation. He is simply backing those budget provisions with prompt release of funds, especially for projects that have direct impact on the people. Such (budgetary) provisions include water, road rehabilitation, and payment of counterpart funds to hasten development in various sectors of the economy like education and health which have received prompt attention under this administration.

Not a single kobo has been released in violation of the law. Indeed, every request for approval of funds/the actual approval is backed by codes as captured in the 2019 Appropriation Law (budget). But, again, the difference the Governor is making is to release this money to serve public good because he believes the people deserve the best.

— Rafiu Ajakaye, CPS to the Kwara State Governor

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