Fayose attacks Buhari,  says “budget scam is national embarrassment”

Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti state
Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti state

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to save the country of the national embarrassment being caused by the 2016 budget he presented to the National Assembly by formally withdrawing the budget and representing it.

According to a statement Tuesday by his Special Assistant on  Pubic Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said “the President should admit that there were avoidable errors in the budget and since he is human and not immune to errors, he should simply do the needful by presenting a new and credible budget to the National Assembly.”

Governor Fayose described the revelation by the Health Minister, Isaac Adewole, that the proposal drawn up by the ministry and submitted to the budget office had been doctored and that “foreign” appropriations, different from what was submitted, had been sneaked in as the height of national embarrassment.

While addressing the Senate Committee on Health during its budget defence session on Monday, Mr. Adewole had stunned the Senators when he said; “We have to look into the details of the budget and re-submit it to the committee. This was not what we submitted. We’ll submit another one. We don’t want anything foreign to creep into that budget. What we submitted is not there.”

The minister went further to say that in the revised budget as submitted, N15.7 billion for capital allocation was moved to other areas and that there was nothing allocated to public health and family health.

In his reaction, Governor Fayose said; “Last week, we were told that the Senate discovered a sum of N10 billion questionably smuggled into the budget of the Ministry of Education for an allegedly questionable sub-head.

“Also, we were told of the existence of a budget mafia in the Presidency that was said to be responsible for the embarrassing allocations in the budget.

“Before now, we were told that a total of N3.87 billion was allocated for capital projects at the State House Clinic alone, over N700million more than capital allocation to all the 16 federal teaching hospitals combined.

“Now, a whole minister has come out to say that budgetary provision for his ministry was forged!

“If under a President that says he is fighting corruption, the budget of the country got missing and we are now being told that the budget being considered by the National Assembly has been forged, one cannot but be afraid that there is possibility of Nigeria being forged one day, after the original must have gone missing.”


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  • share Idea

    What do you expect from a dictator that contested election with false affidavit

  • SeniO.

    Fayose no dey disappoint! I trust you… Lol. By the way, the Ekiti election is turning to be another national spectacle. I hope you won’t disappoint when all the secrets are out…

  • Baba Messi (APC Iraq)

    BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!! ASO ROCK FOR RENT!

    According to impeccable premium times sources, ASO ROCK IS TO BE RENTED OUT!

    Informed analysts who have been following the 1st Budget/Stolen Budget/Forged Budget/Rat Budget Series, say this might be in line with the monetization scheme of the Federal gwamnenti.
    This might be ‘Baba Londons’ latest move to ‘block leakages’ in the system!

    Alhamdulilah!

    A-fee-C! ONE CHANCE!!!

    • aisha ani

      I bet the culprits are laughing themselves silly, lazy thieves.

  • Okonkwo

    It’s only in Nigeria,What else is new?

  • walter enang

    Buhari, an old illiterate thief in government house!!

    • bjay

      Old illiterate is now your president what of your father who is a village farmer.

      • walter enang

        He is YOUR president ,NOT Mine ooo. I have never looked up to him or anyone for anything in life. Your illiterate president has predicted that you guys will die of hunger if…

    • excel

      Can you just do the needy when the old illiterate is now you president. Go and die, better still lagoon will help you

      • walter enang

        ….lagoon is for fishes like stupidity if for people like you. whether you like it or not, aboki is still aboki…anytime anyday and illiterate liar buhari is the lord of the abokis (beggars,amputees,vagrants and vagabonds,homosexuals and perverted cradle snatchers who marry NINE year old girl children…like a wizened old grizzly like Yerima did.

  • growthengine

    Lie lie party. So so lies. Cover ups and propaganda.

  • bjay

    Fayose who was rig into office is talking, Fayose it’s your leftover of pdp corrupt budget padding that we just seeing. Don’t worry soon you will see those behind it

    • The facts

      I know you don’t the truth but one thing you should understand is if Fayose is removed today, another person will take up his opposing views.

  • excel

    Mr fayose your story to the President is now silence is the best answer for a fo****l. You are now been seen as a crazy dog.