Fayemi lavished N604.9m to furnish Ekiti New Governor’s Lodge

By Lere Olayinka
former governor, Kayode Fayemi
former governor, Kayode Fayemi

In a State like Ekiti with less than N3bn as monthly federal allocation, former governor, Kayode Fayemi spent a whooping sum of N604,961,645.72 just to furnish the new Governor's Lodge built for the comfort of himself and his wife.

Unfortunately for Fayemi and his wife, they could only use the N604.9m furniture for 15 days!

Contract for the furnishing of the new Governor's Lodge, built with N3.3bn borrowed fund was awarded to Kitwood Nigeria Limited on June 18, 2014, three days to the governorship election that he (Fayemi) lost scandalously.

Instead of the State Ministry of Works, the contractor was asked to report at the office of Fayemi's Chief of Staff, Yemi Adaramodu to sign contractual agreement and also obtain detailed specifications of the items to be procured.

"You should formally accept the offer within one week from the date of award and thereafter, proceed to enter into a contractual agreement with the office of the Chief of Staff, Governor's Office, Ado-Ekiti," the letter of award of the contract read in part.