– The outgoing governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, alleged that federal government has withheld the funds that he would have used to pay workers’ salaries
– Fayose is said to have told the workers to collect their outstanding salaries from the incoming governor, Kayode Fayemi
– He claimed that he is not owing any debt saying no governor can borrow without the knowledge of the ministry of finance and the debt management office
Ayodele Fayose, the outgoing governor of Ekiti, has explained that he would have paid the four month salary arrears of workers if the federal government did not seize some allocations meant for the state.
Leadership reports that Fayemi maintained that the money he could have used to pay them as expected had been withheld by the government for Kayode Fayemi’s resumption.
Fayose made this known on Wednesday, October 10, during the inauguration of a new school he built in his Afao-Ekiti home country as part of his legacy projects.
The governor who claimed that money was being kept for Fayemi’s resumption said: “They paid other states Paris Refund, they didn’t pay Ekiti; Fayemi should help me pay the money.
“They didn’t pay N2.2bn budget support fund; my promise is fulfilled but the money is in the hands of government, they should help me to pay.”
He said: “With all these legacy projects, I didn’t borrow any dime. I’m not owing any debt, if they say I’m owing they should show evidence of transaction”.
“Besides, no governor can borrow without the knowledge of the ministry of finance and the debt management office.”
“The school is equipped with modern equipment, laboratories, furniture and Closed-Circuit Television,(CCTV)for surveillance.” He urged the people of the town to preserve the heritage and support government in sustaining it.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Governor Ayodele Fayose reacted a letter by the EFCC to the Nigerian Customs to place him on a watch list.
Fayose in reaction to a letter by the EFCC asking the Nigerian customs to monitor and arrest him anytime he wants to run away from the country said ‘putting my name on watch list after notification of my coming is not only political but petty.
EFCC in a letter dated September 12 which was signed by Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the commission said Fayose may be planning to flee the country.
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