Ekiti did not get N2bn ecological fund, N22bn refund on road - Govt

By Lere Olayinka

Ekiti State government has described as falsehood, claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that a sum of N2 billion was received from the Federal Government as ecological fund in December, saying; "APC should rather defend the N1.5bn allegedly donated by Dr Kayode Fayemi to the campaign fund of the party's presidential candidate, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd).

Special Assistant to the State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka said the lie about receipt of ecological fund was just a ploy to cover up the N1.5bn that Fayemi stole from Ekiti treasury and donated to Buhari's campaign.

He challenged the APC to explain to Ekiti workers why Fayemi refused to pay their August and September salaries as well as three months cooperative societies deductions despite that he received allocation from Abuja till September, 2014.

Olayinka said it was not true that N2 billion was paid by the Federal government to Ekiti State in December, adding that "the last time a State like Bauchi that the APC liars claimed to have also received the ecological fund hot such fund was August 2014."

He said further: "In this age of infotech, all that is needed to be done on issues like this is to search the Internet because Federal government won't release ecological to five states without the media reporting it."

On the alleged payment of N22bn to the state as refund on the contraction of Ado-Iworoko-Ifaki and Ado - Akure roads, Olayinka said; "is Ado-Akure road under construction? The answer is no!

"How then can Ekiti State government get paid for a job not done? And how much was Ado-Iworoko-Ifaki road awarded? Innitially, the road was for N7.4bn by the Segun Oni led government. Fayemi increased it to over N11bn.

"How sensible is it therefore that N22bn was paid to Ekiti State as a refund on an N11bn road project?

"The truth is Ekiti State government under Governor Ayodele Fayose has not received any special fund from the Federal Government and it is important that the APC lying machine should begin to manufacture another lie."

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