Ekiti State government has reacted to the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that Governor Ayodele Fayose was planning to commercialise basic education in the State, saying; “APC government of Dr. Kayode Fayemi killed education in the State and the Fayose-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government is trying all that it could to restore the lost glory of the State in the education sector.”
Special Assistant to the governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, in a statement on Sunday, refuted the APC claim, emphasizing that the government had no plan to commercialise basic education in the State.
The government said it was insulting for the APC to have made reference to the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, saying; “The APC does not stand for one single ideal of Awolowo. Or would Awolowo have scrapped functional universities in preference for N3.3bn hilltop governor’s lodge as done by the APC government of Fayemi?”
The statement read in part; “The 1999 constitution of Nigeria guarantees Free Universal Basic Education from primary school to JSS 3. That is a law that no government can contravene.
“However, does the APC as a party have moral rights to speak on education?
“Here is a party, whose government scrapped universities under the excuse that the State could not fund more than one university, but the same government could use borrowed funds to build N3.3bn governor’s lodge, civic centre, state pavilion and other irrelevant projects.
“Shouldn’t these characters in the APC be ashamed for once, show remorse for destroying the economy of Ekiti State and stop this persistent advertisement of their idiocy?”
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