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Fayose Ekiti to receive FG bailout

The Commissioner for finance, Chief Toyin Ojo also called on striking workers to return to work.

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Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state. play

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state.


The Ekiti state government has met the conditions laid out for states who want to receive bailouts from the Federal Government.

Daily Post reports that the state government will be one of the beneficiaries of the Buhari led administration’s benevolence.

The Commissioner for finance, Chief Toyin Ojo also called on striking workers to return to work.

Also, speaking to newsmen on the alleged attempts by the Federal Government to intimidate Governor Ayo Fayose, the commissioner for justice, Owoseni Ajayi said ‎”We condemn in strong terms alleged threat, intimidation, harassment and embarrassment of officials of the state government by agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Department of State Security (DSS) and even the Presidency over issues already settled by Supreme Court.

“The allegations are to coerce the people of the state and they should note that ‎the government was popularly elected by the people of the state about two years ago and the All Progressives Congress (APC) which was defeated then went through all llegal processes to challen‎ge the election and lost."

The commissioner also said “Using a military panel that assessed not only Ekiti poll, but Osun, Rivers and presidential poll is an exercise in futility‎. Ekiti is peaceful, we don’t have miltancy or Boko Haram trouble and we don’t want anyone to provoke us and the people of the state. Nobody in the government, organs of the government and lawmakers doing their legitimate duties should be intimidated, harassed or threatened in whatever form.

“They are doing all this because Fayose is the only voice of the opposition in the country and that is permissible under democracy and when Dr Goodluck Jonathan was the President, former Governors Kayose Fayemi, Rotimi Amaechi and Babatunde Fashola criticized him and they were not harassed or intimidated.‎To use state apparatus to har‎ass anybody will be resisted. What Fayose is saying is assisting the government and the people of Nigeria in genera.”

Meanwhile, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has said that no amount of intimidation can prevent him from speaking his mind.

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