Governor Adeleke Allocates N2 Billion for Meals and Welfare Packages, Utilizes N6 Billion to Operate His Office in Three Months

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State reportedly expended over N6 billion to run the “Office of the Governor” within a three-month period, as revealed in the state budget performance report seen by SaharaReporters.

This amount is distinct from the N209 million allocated for personal expenditures in the governor’s office, as indicated in state records. The details were extracted from the Osun State 3rd Quarter 2023 budget performance report, publicly accessible on the state website.

The breakdown of expenditures reveals that Adeleke’s office incurred a staggering N6,011,614,620.35 in just three months. The state House of Assembly also utilized over N800 million during the same period.

Additionally, the Osun government reported expenditures of over N2 billion for refreshments/meals and welfare packages for its officials. Of this amount, N1,759,466,120.21 was allocated for welfare packages, while N456,401,074.13 was designated for refreshments and meals.

The document further outlines that another N400 million was utilized for publicity and advertisements. The budget performance report provides a comprehensive overview of the state’s financial activities during the third quarter of 2023.