Former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said that contrary to some reports, he did not ruin Ekiti State’s economy while he served as governor.
Fayemi, who was speaking at the Senate screening of ministerial nominees today, said during his tenure as governor of Ekiti, he governed with transparency and accountability.
Fayemi, in response to a question throwned at him by by Sen. Olusola Adeyeye (APC Osun Central) to clarify newspaper reports that he left Ekiti in debt and that he spent too much money on the Ekiti Govt House, Fayemi said they were all rumours, stating that the government house was built with just N2.5 billion.
Fayemi, one of the 10 ministerial nominees currently being screened by the Senate today, said Ekiti being one of the youngest states in Nigeria was without a government house for 19 years. He added that the magnificent Government House he saw in Akwa Ibom when he visited former Governor Godswill Akpabio, prompted him to embark on the project to give Ekiti State a befitting Government House.
Fayemi further stated that the controversial N50 million bed in the government house wasn’t purchased at that price.
According to him, none of the beds in the government house cost above N1.5 million.
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