Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has said that all States must look inward for survival as funds coming to them from the federation account can no longer support their development projects.
He said, “We must at this point tell ourselves the truth, there is no money coming from the Federation account, 34 million barrels of Nigeria’s crude oil are on the sea without buyers”.
“Money coming from the Federation Account has dipped seriously and our hope for survival is in our hands, what our forefathers lived on was agriculture.
“We must now go back to the farms and work. We also need to pay our taxes so that government can meet its responsibilities”.
“For September, our state got N55.8 million. The money we received cannot pay for the power supply by Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) that we use at the state Secretariat monthly”, The Governor lamented.