Posted by News Express | 10 September 2016 | 1,855 times
The erstwhile All Progressives Congress (APC) government of Dr Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti State has been accused of diverting N853 million and misappropriating N25 billion belonging to the state.
The allegation was made on Friday in the state capital Ado Ekiti by Lere Olayinka, Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media to Governor Ayodele Fayose. Dr Fayemi is the incumbent federal Minister of Solid Minerals.
The Fayose administration made the allegation in a statement upbraiding human rights activist and lawyer Femi Falana (SAN), for his purported unwarranted utterances against Governor Fayose.
The statement asked: “Is Falana unaware of the diversion of N852, 936,713.92 counterpart fund paid by the Ekiti State Government to access the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) 2012 Marching grant by the Fayemi-led government, which has made it impossible for Ekiti State to access UBEC matching grant for 2013, 2014 and 2015?
“Is Falana not aware of the N25 billion bond and other commercial bank loans that the Fayemi’s government took and misappropriated, on which over N1 billion is being deducted from the State federal allocation now?
“Why did Falana keep silent when Ekiti State treasury was being looted right, left and center by the APC government of Fayemi? Where was Falana when uncompleted projects like the Oba Adejugbe General Hospital and State Pavilion in Ado Ekiti were being commissioned by
“Is Falana’s activism concerning Ekiti State only about Fayose and everything about his government?”
The statement challenged Falana “to put pressure on his allies in the EFCC to look into the looting of Ekiti State treasury by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of Dr Kayode Fayemi.”
•Photo shows Kayode Fayemi.
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