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FAYEMI MUST EXPLAIN HOW EKITI N50BN FUND WAS SPENT – GROUP

By Tunji Oluwasanmi
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Coalition of Non Governmental Organisations in Ekiti State, the Ekiti Movement for Peace and Good Governance (MOPEGO) has insisted that the Dr. Kayode Fayemi-led Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) government in the State must account for the over N50 billion that the State got from the Federation Account in the last twelve months.

The group said; “shameless commissioning of uncompleted projects by the Fayemi-led government cannot justify the huge resources that was available to the government between October, 2010 and now.”

MOPEGO said in a statement jointly signed by the Coalition's Chairman, Dr Tunji Oluwasanmi, Secretary, Comrade Ebenezer Olaleye and Director of Communications and Strategy, Gbenga Babawibe that “Ekiti people have been duped by the ACN government, and all well-meaning indigenes of the State must begin to ask questions as to what has happened to the over N50 billion that Fayemi got from Abuja.”

The statement read; “Having moved round Ekiti State in the last two weeks to see for ourselves what has happened in the State since October 16, 2010 that Fayemi took office, we have painfully concluded that nothing new, except demolition of houses and shops has been done in the State in the last 12 months.

“We are particularly miffed by the commissioning of uncompleted projects like the six blocks of lock-up shops being built at Mathew area of Ado-Ekiti, which is yet to be plastered, former Odua Textile factory (now turned to shops) which roof is yet to be completed and new House of Assembly Complex, which was already plastered before Fayemi assumed office but was yet to be fully painted.

“It beats our imagination that Fayemi and his men could be shameless enough to have taken their deceit to the level of commissioning uncompleted projects.”

While berating the government for destroying houses and shops in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital, MOPEGO said; “It amounts to the highest level of wickedness for a government to be demolishing peoples' houses and shops without providing alternative settlements or compensation.

“The demolition exercise is still on, even when nothing has been done in all the places where houses have been demolished. Rubbles of demolished houses are still at Atikankan, Stadium, Ado-Iyin road and Adebayo areas of Ado-Ekiti, with the rubbles that have blocked drainages already causing flood.

“More painful is also the refusal of Fayemi to compensate the victims of the demolition. Again, some parts of Egbewa area of Ado-Ekiti have been billed for demolition to pave way for the construction of a low

cost housing estate.
“Therefore, having done nothing other than infliction of pains on Ekiti people through demolition of houses, sack of workers, disrespect for the rule of law, imposition of multiple taxes on civil servants and so on, Fayemi must explain what he has done with Ekiti State fund in the last 12 months.”