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EXCLUSIVE: Ogun Governor, Abiodun To Buy N2.4billion Toyota SUVs For Lawmakers, Earmarks N19billion For ‘Contingencies’ In His Office

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A total of N2.4billon is expected to be spent by the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun for the purchase of 25 Toyota sports utility vehicles for members of the state House of Assembly despite the nationwide economic downturn, a copy of the state’s 2024 approved budget seen by SaharaReporters has revealed.

Abiodun had on December 30, 2023, assented to the 2024 Appropriation Bill of N703 billion.

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Christened “Budget of Sustained Growth and Development”, the governor claimed the figure was made up of N415.66 billion capital expenditure and N287.37 billion recurrent expenditure.

In the breakdown of the budget, N2,177,700,000.00 was approved for the procurement of “25 NO OF TOYOTA PRADO VX, AUTO, LEATHER SEAT, HIGH GRADE” under the state House of Assembly.

Also N161,772,000.00 was earmarked for the for procurement of one Toyota LC3003.5L, twin turbo for the House speaker.

The budget also revealed that N143,106,000.00 was meant for the purchase of one Toyota LC300GX, 4.0L under the state assembly.

Under the “Office of the Governor”, a total amount of N18,971,887,528.84 was earmarked for provision of contingencies to address unforeseen circumstances.

Governor Abiodun has for days been trending on X over bad roads in some communities in the state.

A user, @HauwaAllahbura had accused him of promising  to fix major roads in the state when he was soliciting votes but he had failed to fulfill his promise.

She had written in pidgin English, “Good morning Nigerians. In 2020, when Dapo Abiodun was looking for votes, he said to us on X that he was fixing a few roads listed in his tweets. Here is the condition of some of the roads in his tweet. He fix am abi him no fix am? I will allow you to judge.”

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