Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has discountenanced the rumoured by the opposition of the All Progressive Party, APC that Ekiti refund of N11billion by the Federal Government for road constructed.
Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka, said we noticed that the opposition party issued Press Statement in my name.
“Question is: Could the FG have paid N11bn to Ekiti State without the major media houses reporting it?
Fact is, no N11bn was paid to Ekiti State and interested members of the public can check Federal Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Works and Accountant General of the Federation WEBSITES.
Between 2004 and 2014, Ekiti State government spent a sum of N15, 720,513,024.08 on construction and rehabilitation of federal roads in the State, out of which N3.5bn was refunded.
N1.5bn was refunded in November 2004 while N2bn was refunded in December 2007.
The total refund still due to Ekiti State is N12.2bn.
Since 2007, no refund has been made to Ekiti State by the FG.
It should be recalled that in 2015, these same APC people went town with the story of FG refunding N22bn to Ekiti State.
The mischief in their heads didn’t let them realise that FG only owed Ekiti N12.2bn. How could FG that is owing N12.2bn have refunded N22bn?
Since the devilish suit, they filed in Abeokuta, Ogun State, asking the FG not to pay the N12.2bn owed Ekiti State to the govt of Fayose was exposed, the APC spin-doctors went to town with the lie that N11bn was paid.
Finally, I wish to state once again that no N11bn was paid to Ekiti State. In fact, court papers on the suit filed by Fayemi’s former Commissioner for Finance, Dapo Kolawole was served on the govt last week Friday and effort are now being made by the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice to respond to the suit.
Ekiti people, especially the public servants should, therefore, discountenance any report on Social media, claiming that N11bn was paid to Ekiti State by the FG