By NBF News

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, has dared Governor Kayode Fayemi to drag defaulters of the State Micro Credit Scheme to court, saying 'claim by Fayemi that my aides refused to repay N2.2 billion micro credit loan is a blatant lie.

According to him, 'the total loan we gave out was N1.5 billion out of which over N400 million was repaid by the beneficiaries before we left office.'

The State government had threatened to drag defaulters of the micro-credit loan to court to recover the debt claiming it only recovered N800million out of the N2.2 billion allegedly giving out to beneficiaries.

Reacting to threat through his Media Aide, Mr. Lere Olayinka, Oni said 'it is becoming worrisome the rate at which the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, government tells lies against us, even more than 12 months after we left office.

'This time around, Fayemi and his men must publish names of the aides they are talking about. Religious bodies like Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), musicians association, artisans, wives of traditional rulers and other individuals and groups in Ekiti State mentored their people, who took the micro credit loan, and it remains to be seen how all these people have now become Oni's aides.

'Besides, what we spent on Micro Credit was N1.5 billion and over N400 million was repaid before we left office. So where did they get their N2.2 billion?'