Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti has advised workers in the state on how to get their four months salary arrears his administration was not able to pay them.
Fayose, who has been unable to pay workers in the state for the last four months, called on them to collect the arrears from the incoming governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
He said he would have cleared the arrears had the Federal Government not refused to pay the state from the Paris Refund as well as withholding the N2.2 billion Budget Support Fund.
“They paid other states Paris Refund, they didn’t pay Ekiti; Fayemi should help me pay the money.
“They didn’t pay Ekiti N2.2 billion Budget Support Fund; my promise is fulfilled but the money is in the hands of the government, they should help me to pay.”
He spoke when he addressed an audience during the inauguration of a new school he built in his Afao-Ekiti home country as part of his legacy projects in the state.
Also at the event, Fayose also assured the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of his readiness to appear before it on October 16, a day after the expiration of his tenure.
The governor said, “He who has clear conscience fears no foe. The EFCC should still expect me at 1pm next Tuesday.”
The governor was responding to news report that the anti-graft agency had already commissioned a special team to grill the governor for his alleged reception of over N1.2 billion from a former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (retd.) through a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.
He told his audience that he did not borrow money from anywhere to fund any of the projects.
“With all these legacy projects, I didn’t borrow any dime. I do not owe any debt, if they say I owe, they should show evidence of the transaction. Besides, no governor can borrow without the knowledge of the Ministry of Finance and the Debt Management Office.”
He then pleaded with the incoming administration not to neglect the school or abandon any legacy project.
According to the governor, the school named Gifted Academy International would receive students from Ekiti and outside on a 50:50 ratio.
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