Ondo State is doing well financially because… – Akinterinwa …highlights governor Akeredolu’s achievements


By Demola Atobaba

The Commissioner for Finance in Ondo State, Mr Wale Akinterinwa, has revealed the reasons behind the successes recorded so far and that the finance of the state has come to stayed because of the several lost funds recovered into the state government’s coffers and accrued interest paid.


Akinterinwa said Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s prudent management of resources helped to stabilise the state financially that salaries were paid as at when due.

The financial expert, Akinterinwa in an interview with TopNewsng, said several billions of naira have been mobilised into the State to fund our infrastructural needs and other financial needs.

He said the assemblage of a think thank team led to increment in Internally Generated Revenue surpassing budget in all years since the inception of Akeredolu’s administration.

The Finance Commissioner who listed achievements recorded since 2017 said restructuring of the old bond was carried out to free more cash for government spending besides raising another N30bn from both the capital market and private placements.

He said Governor Akeredolu paid six months out of outstanding seven months’ salary arrears inherited from previous administration, as well as payment of several billions in pension and gratuity arrears.

According to him: “We have surpassed our IGR budget with several billions of naira and revamped the Land Use Charge for improved revenue generation. Government investment portfolio was restructured for capital gains and increased revenue generation.

“There has been fffective and efficient management and allocation of government resources even as we improved efforts to source for cheap funds in form of grants, donations and
loans from donor, and development partners.

“We have sourced for cheap funds from financial institutions to augment government’s resources whenever the need arises and advised the Governor on effective and efficient allocation of state’s resources.” Akinterinwa stated.

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