2017 budget: Fayose, officials tour Ekiti communities

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and members of his cabinet have commenced a tour of the 133 communities in the state for their input into the 2017 appropriation.

This is a follow-up to an earlier meeting held last week at the Government House in Ado Ekiti, where the governor addressed leaders of communities, including traditional rulers and chiefs, on the plan of the government to obtain their inputs as the state prepares the 2017 budget.

Before Governor Fayose addressed the community leaders, the Accountant General of the state and Permanent Secretary, Mrs Oluwayemisi Owolabi, had presented the state of the finances of Ekiti State to the gathering and had also explained the state’s income from the federation account.

In continuation of the consultation with the communities for their inputs in the 2017 budget, Governor Fayose was in Asin-Ekiti community in Ikole Local Government Area where he presented the monarch, Oba Abraham Babalola, with a staff of office after five years of coronation.