Again, Fayose slams Fayemi over Ekiti finances, says no September salary for workers

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has told civil servants in the state to forget about their September salary “for now”.

Mr. Fayose disclosed this Friday during his monthly media chat “Meet your Governor” in Ado-Ekiti.

“I became governor on October 16th and that is two months and ten days now and I want to state categorically that I have managed resources of the state very well,” Mr. Fayose said.

“Now, coming here to tell the people that I will pay September salaries, no, no, I will not say that. The salaries I’m paying now, I had interface with banks to give me leeway for six months to be able to arrange myself.

“Someone was governor for four years and he left two months salary unpaid plus debts. I have paid October, November, and December.”

Mr. Fayose also said that he embarked on his “stomach infrastructure” programme during this Yuletide to ensure that Ekiti people did not go hungry, adding that governors of Jigawa, Adamawa and Katsina States sent him rams and cows as part of their contributions to the project.

Mr. Fayose, who contested under the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, defeated Kayode Fayemi, the incumbent governor of the All Progressives Congress, APC at the June 21 gubernatorial election in the state.

Since assumption of office as governor, Mr. Fayose has consistently accused Mr. Fayemi of wastefulness and plunging the state into debts.

On Friday, the governor said his administration is paying N700 million monthly to service bank loans of over N21 billion.

The governor had also alleged that his predecessor had embarked on a construction of a multibillion government house, including spending N50 million on two beds in the building.

“I won’t move to the N3.3 billion Oke Ayoba government house until the people’s welfare is addressed. Besides, the house is not completed yet,” said Mr. Fayose.


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  • Spoken word

    Fayose,you are now the governor for God’s sake.when will you start behaving like one.

  • concerned9ja

    When has Ekiti degenerated to this sordid level. Is governance not a continuation irrespective irrespective of the party in power- whether PDP, APC, Labour or You-Chop-I-Chop. To say he won’t pay certain month’s salary because it was owed by predecessor, was height of hypocrisy and vindictiveness by Fayose

    • Olu Ade

      Thank you, unfortunately, a lot of dummies dont know that governing is a continuous process. Fayose inherited assets and liabilities and he needs to deal with it.

      Above all, we were told that Fayemi did not get the September Federal allocation before he left office, so, Fayose got the September Federal allocation and still refused to pay workers September salary. Dia Ris God oo. I pity Ekiti kete.

      Workers need to demand for their rights.

  • Chief Aladeyemo

    The first question is this: why did Kayode Fayemi fail to pay Ekiti workers September salary?

  • Truthometer

    Ekiti kete, this is the unscrupulous character you bargain for, because of 5pound of rice and 4liters of kerosine. It’s a pity! You haven’t seen anything yet. Your lamentation is going to be greater than the one, by the rivers of Babylon.

    • DESTINY,

      you are not making your comment to either discountenance or affirm what the governor fayose said, that means you are ok to have a Governor who owes workers salary and allowances for two month, why must you support fayemi for going home with two month of workers salary and allowance.

  • Questioner

    Why did Kayode Fayemi fail to pay the Ekiti workers September salary?

    • Olu Ade

      Good question but the simple answer is that Fayemi did not receive September Federal allocation before he handed over, Also, the Ekiti bank accounts were frozen after Fayemi lost, banks will not even help with overdraft (like most state gifts do pending when they get Federal allocation)

      Fayose eventually got the September allocation but refused to pay workers just to give Fayemi and APC a bad name, he’s a 419 playing politics with workers well deserved salaries. This man is playing dirty old politics. He will keep this going till after February election to paint APC black but he needs to realize that he is toying with the lives of workers and their defendants. What a low life Governor!

      Governance is continous, Fayose inherited asserts and liabilities. He can not smile to take the assets and then deny the liabilities.

  • Ernesto

    Where is Fayemi. People are heartless shall

  • Ola

    Immediately Fayemi lost that election in June, Fayose & PDP warned concerned banks not to grant any request from Fayemi again plus meagre monthly statutory allocation from federal government, made it difficult for him to pay. Note that 22 state governors are still owing salary. Also why paying October and Nov salary without September.

    • Alade

      No sir, Alhaji John Kayode Fayemi had depleted the Ekiti state treasury and could not pay.
      He was owing for supplies, for his state-financed election campaigns, and, owing pensioners.

      • Folahan

        pls stop spreading lies, then why did FG release over 22Bn to fayose all at once as soon as he was made governor. I know that reno omokiri has increased his amry of paid bloggers and assigned them to use yoruba names in order to assume yoruba people are supporting this criminal attitude of the FG.

    • ogbuefiakajiaku

      When you know that the allocation is meagre then why build a new government house for 3.3bn? Fashola let us have your Ekiti reckless spending take away.APC and their propaganda told us the man was doing so well that second term was automatic.

  • Alade

    AYO FAYOSE WARNED GOVERNOR KAYODE FAYEMI
    ON (FAYEMI’S) SALARY DEFAULT SINCE 21ST AUGUST

    “The current government of Governor Fayemi has plunged Ekiti
    into huge debt. Ekiti state revenue is being deducted from source. When I left
    government the last time, I left N10.4 billion in the coffers, apart from the fact that
    we did well. But today, we are inheriting masive debt. I have to let our people know
    because of the expectations in town. Ekiti situation is not promising at all because
    there is no magic to perform when there is no money. So, i plead with Kayode Fayemi
    to pay the salaries of workers (in September before he hands over in October)
    .”

    <b.………………Ayo Fayose

    August 21st, 2014

    (Then incoming state governor)

  • A.L.D

    AYO FAYOSE WARNED GOVERNOR KAYODE FAYEMI
    ON (FAYEMI’S) SALARY DEFAULT SINCE 21ST AUGUST

    “The current government of Governor Fayemi has plunged Ekiti
    into huge debt. Ekiti state revenue is being deducted from source. When I left
    government the last time, I left N10.4 billion in the coffers, apart from the fact that
    we did well. But today, we are inheriting masive debt. I have to let our people know
    because of the expectations in town. Ekiti situation is not promising at all because
    there is no magic to perform when there is no money. So, i plead with Kayode Fayemi
    to pay the salaries of workers (in September before he hands over in October).”

    .………………Ayo Fayose

    August 21st, 2014

    (Then incoming state governor)

    • Agbolahan

      @ ALD,

      I think John Kayode Fayemi was not just prodigal but reckless. How could a sensible person in government
      fail to plan for salary payments to now need a special public plea by the incoming governor to pay salaries?

      If he was thinking at all, Kayode Fayemi probably thought one-way: that he would win the election and cover up an empty treasury with a borrowing spree from the commercial banks, with interest charges, to pay workers’ salaries.

      But paying salaries with interest payments to the banks is no thought-process at all. Someone who claims to have a Ph.D should not be that thoughtless. Paying salaries with commercial loans is a symptom of Kayode Fayemi’s utter incompetence in pubic

    • Folahan

      Before fayemi left office, he had made arrangements to pay salaries via bank loans because the FG had not sent Ekiti’s September and even October allocations. But we can all remember when fayose was adviceing the banks that he would not honour the loan repayment once in office, and the banks then refused to do so. When fayose came into office FG released September and October’s allocation and also released additional 10bn that fayemi spent on federal roads with also ecological funds. The FG released over 22Bn Naira all at once to Fayose and of which they have refused to release more than 3Bn monthly to Fayemi, The same thing happened in Adamawa when they were trying to remove Nyako, as soon as finitiri was made Governor the FG released over 23 Bn Naira in which Finitri spent it all under 3 Months before the courts removed him. Please lets try to at least be truthful and stop spreading lies and deceit. One thing i surely know is that all these lies will surely not stand and the eveil that all these PDP people are doing will surely be exposed.

  • Olatunde Brown

    Editor Sir,

    Goodluck Jonathan and Kayode Fayemi have both put doubts in my mind
    about not just the meaning but the worth of a Ph.D doctorate degree afterall.
    A Ph.D correlation with a person’s thinking ability is not obvious in both men.

    • Frank Bassey

      Is this Ph.D in public fund theft by Fayemi acceptable to you?