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Soludo denies buying tractors with FG’s palliative funds to cushion hardship



Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has denied
allegations that he bought some tractors using palliative funds provided by the
Federal Government to cushion the effect of hardship in the country.


The denial was contained in a press release by his Press
Secretary, Mr Christian Aburime.


The release, made available to journalists in Awka, lashed
out at those propagating such rumour, insisting that Soludo has shown fiscal
accountability and transparency in his government.



He said: “We wish to categorically state that these claims
are entirely false and without merit.


“Anambra State Government under the leadership of Governor
Soludo has always been committed to transparent and accountable governance,
with a primary focus on the well-being of its citizens, particularly farmers.



“Soludo administration has offered farmers in the state is
the distribution of 1,100,000 hybrid coconut and palm seedlings to over 100,000
households, igniting the hope of lifting many out of poverty. This was done out
of budgetary allocation to agriculture, and not with any palliatives fund.


“The news story circulating online, claiming that Governor
Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, utilized part of the state’s palliative funds to
procure 800 tractors, which were subsequently distributed to farmers free of
charge is fake.



“The administration operates within the bounds of fiscal
responsibility and prudent financial management. Any insinuation suggesting
otherwise is baseless and misleading.


“We urge the public to disregard such fake news and refrain
from spreading misinformation that may convey wrong impressions among the

Source link: Nigerianeye

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