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The Lagos State Government, on Friday debunked an allegation credited to a former Deputy Governor of the State, Mrs.
Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele that her entitlements were still being withheld, describing the allegation as incorrect and misleading.
In the allegation said to have been published in a Nigerian newspaper on Friday, February 28, (not Naija News), the former Deputy Governor was quoted as saying, “As a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, all my entitlements have never been given to me.”
However, in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr.
Lateef Ibirogba, the Government stated that all the pension entitlements due to Mrs.
Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele had been fully paid and were being met as and when due on a monthly basis.
The Commissioner explained that the Government was compelled to react to the former Deputy Governor’s statement simply to set the records straight in the interest of the state and posterity.
According to the Commissioner, one Toyota Prado Jeep and one Pickup truck were recently delivered to the former Deputy Governor as part of her entitlement.
He, however, pointed out that the area of contention with the former Deputy Governor was her insistence on the monetization of services rendered by personal staff employed by her, among other demands.
According to him, the Deputy Governor’s demand for another set of vehicles as backup and replacement of all the vehicles every three years, “notwithstanding the current means of Government”, was unacceptable.
He described the rejoinder as a means “to set the records straight”, adding, “As outstanding issues are currently before a court of law, we are unable to comment further”.