I’m ready for you, Fayose tells EFCC
The outgoing Governor of Ekiti State , Ayodele Fayose , has said he is ready to face the investigation team of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
According to a media report , the EFCC had already set up a special team to grill the governor for allegedly receiving over N 1. 2bn from a former National Security Adviser , Col Sambo Dasuki ( retd . ) through a former Minister of State for Defence , Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.
Fayose , who said he had a clear conscience , told the commission to expect him in its office on October 16, a day after the expiration of his tenure.
“ He who has clear conscience fears no foe . The EFCC should still expect me at 1pm next Tuesday, ” he said .
Fayose spoke on Wednesday during the inauguration of a new school he built in his Afao-Ekiti home country as part of his legacies projects in the state.
At the event , he asked workers to collect their outstanding four months ’ salaries from the incoming governor , Dr Kayode Fayemi.
He said the funds he could have used to pay them as expected had been withheld by the Federal Government ahead of Fayemi’ s resumption .
“ They paid other states Paris Refund, they didn ’ t pay Ekiti ; Fayemi should help me pay the money.
“ They didn ’ t pay Ekiti N 2. 2bn Budget Support Fund ; my promise is fulfilled but the money is in the hands of the government , they should help me to pay . ”
The governor told the gathering 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 . ”
Fayose urged the incoming administration not to neglect the school or abandon any legacy project .
He said the school named Gifted Academy International would receive students from Ekiti and outside on 50:50 ratio.
“ The school is equipped with modern equipment , laboratories, furniture and Closed -Circuit Television for surveillance , ” he said .