‘Don’t misuse FG bailout fund,’ APC warns Ekiti governor

The APC also accused Fayose of deceiving Ekiti people by claiming that he had not collected the state’s allocation.

Ayodele Fayose

The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned Governor Ayo Fayose not to misuse the state’s share of the bailout fund which was allocated by the Federal Government to states in the country.

This was contained in a statement released on Thursday, July 23, 2015, by APC Publicity Secretary for the state, Taiwo Olatubosun.

It reads:

“It is wicked, selfish and sheer greed on the part of the governor to continue to deceive our people that he has not collected the bail-out cash.”

“We state categorically that just like other states, Fayose has collected Ekiti State share of the bail-out cash, which we believe should be spent on workers’ salaries according to the mandate of that gesture.”

“Pensioners are being owed five months. Traditional rulers are owed for five months, all higher institutions in the state have not received subventions for five months while Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital and School of Health Technology, Ijero-Ekiti, have not received subventions for five months but there are enough for frequent trips to South Africa and Dubai.”

“Fayose denied ever collecting N22bn refunds on Federal projects as well as N2b ecological fund until we planned to approach Ecological Fund office with FOI Law to get the details.”

“There is a constant pattern of behaviour anytime the governor collects Ekiti money from Abuja: he would travel to Dubai and South Africa where reports alleged he is building properties and five-star hotels while the constant songs at home is that Ekiti is down with Fayemi’s debts.”

“This is greed and callousness and we urge the EFCC to beam its searchlight on Fayose over these reports to save Ekiti people from this mindless looting of the state.”

Fayose had earlier said that the N2.1 billion allocated to Ekiti by the Federal Government was its due federal allocation and not a bailout.

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