Fayose: Ekiti govt paid N1m for relocation of shrines hindering avenue venture

Ekiti country Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has stated the state authorities paid one million naira to the Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti, Ganiyu Obasoyin, for the relocation of shrines on the site of the dualised Ado-Ikere street.

speaking on Tuesday night time in an interview programme on the nation radio and television, Fayose stated ‎it changed into unlucky that some network leaders and teenagers were looking to frustrate authorities’s efforts at growing the town in an effort to make life higher for the human beings.

‎“it's miles my delight that we development and our society turning into better.‎ In my first time period, I started out the dualisation and the undertaking stopped in which I left it and we began once more once I got here returned to office. We determined to do the venture in three phases and we are at the third segment. while we started, we met the Ogoga of Ikere, Oba Jimi Adu Alagbado, who said there were shrines alongside the undertaking web page for us to deal with.

‎”Later, the Olukere got here into the scene and stated the affected location is his domain and that the problem of moving the shrines did no longer difficulty Ogoga. I advised him that we won't be capable of bend the street. outstanding Ikere indigenes inclusive of former Governor of the antique Ondo country, leader Bamidele Olumilua, were at the meeting.
“To help in appearing the essential rituals to relocate the shrines, the Olukere was given one million naira on January eleven, 2017 to relocate the deities and shrines. He amassed the money at the government residence, Ado-Ekiti and the vouchers he signed are nonetheless to be had. In as a great deal as we have admire for classic institutions, it was a wonder to see the Olukere main irate youths to prevent contractors from doing their job. I want to attraction to the Olukere to permit peace to reign,” he stated.

‎Commenting at the refusal of his predecessor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, to seem before a fee of Enquiry probing the monetary transactions of the state at some point of his tenure, Fayose said it‎ became peculiar.

The law that the residence of meeting depended on to mandate the state government to installation the panel become signed via Fayemi himself and he has long gone to courtroom to undertaking the equal ‎while he has been asked to present account of his stewardship. in the course of my inauguration speech, I gave details of the debt profile of the nation. Fayemi took N25 billion bond and N31 billion industrial loans. The Securities and change fee ‎(SEC) had been the facilitators ‎and that they wrote to me to invite if the tasks, for which the loans taken, were accomplished and that i said no.

“when you consider that 2012, Ekiti loses N1.1 billion intervention fund from UBEC yearly because we had been suspended due to the diversion of N860 million by the same government. In Osun nation, Governor Aregbesola installation a panel on Oyinlola and the latter regarded earlier than the panel. ‎Fayemi signed the regulation and why is he afraid? they are saying you should come and deliver an account of your stewardship and you are running to court docket, for what?‎,” the governor asked.

‎on the expected Paris membership Refund, Fayose cited that the Federal authorities turned into blackmailing the states, announcing the refund turned into because the FG to begin with over-deducted monies from the state and nearby governments’ allocations.

‎He introduced that going with the aid of feelers from Abuja, nation and local governments could be paid half of what they were given from the primary tranche.

“that might imply that in Ekiti, each country and nearby governments would get about N4.4 billion and going by the sharing system, the state would get about N2.7 billion and the 16 neighborhood authorities regions sharing N1.7 billion. that is still not enough for a month’s wage bill at both country and neighborhood authorities degrees,” he said.

at the crisis in Ikun-Ekiti where some masquerades entered a mosque and beat up worshippers, the governor said the matter was being investigated and the culprits would be duly punished.

on the current face-off among the state government and gas marketers, he thanked the people of the country for standing by means of his management’s stance on the problem.
He also recommended Governor Aregbesola and others for mediating inside the count number.

He warned that no person would be allowed to conduct enterprise in a manner that could be injurious to the welfare of the human beings of the kingdom.

He advised the people of the kingdom to continue to assist his administration and allow for continuity with the aid of balloting somebody from the Fayose political own family to office next yr.

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