Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose has promised to pay the sum of N5,000 to 10,000 less privileged residents of the State monthly, to ease their sufferings.
This disclosure was brought to light at the presentation of the N67.044 billion 2016 fiscal year budget to the House of Assembly.
Fayose, who stated that the performance of the 2015 budget of the state was below expectation, disclosed that the payments will commence in January, 2016.
He said this year’s budget could only achieve 70 per cent at the end of the third quarter of the year.
The Governor assured that the 2016 budget will focus on the implementation of projects and programmes that will drive home the six cardinal programmes of his administration which are empowerment, agriculture, infrastructural development, education, science and technology, health care services and good governance.