Fayose dares FG, orders federal agencies in Ekiti to pay rent or leave

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

The Ekiti Government on Friday gave seven days ultimatum to defaulting Federal Government agencies occupying its property to vacate.

The government insisted that the agencies must comply with its directive by either buying the property they are presently occupying or pay the normal rent on the property.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose gave this directive in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka.

Mr. Fayose said that the state government evicted the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Ekiti State Command, and other federal ministries and agencies from their various offices.

“Yearly, budgetary provisions are made for payment of rent by federal government agencies, which has no permanent offices across the 36 states of the federation

“We then wonder why those that have been occupying property belonging to the Ekiti government for over 10 years do not want to pay rent or make the properties theirs by buying them,”

The governor said that some of the agencies had purchased the properties they are occupying while others like National Population Commission had promised to pay.

“As at today, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control and National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency have already paid N5.5 million and N10.8 million respectively for outright purchase of the property they are occupying.

“Even the NSCDC is already offering to pay N18 million instead of the N27 million it ought to pay.

“The Nigerian Prison Service, which is also occupying property valued at N108 million is insisting that it won’t pay.

“We have given a 7-day ultimatum for all the federal agencies to purchase the property, pay rent or quit.

“We are yet to evict them, we only gave them notice of one year and we have now giving another seven days of grace, there is no going back,” he was quoted in the statement.



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  • Odus

    So whose got the budget allocation for those agencies? They must cough the money pout.

  • thusspokez

    “We then wonder why those that have been occupying property belonging to the Ekiti government for over 10 years do not want to pay rent or make the properties theirs by buying them,”

    10 years free rent? And Federal employees getting rich at the expense of Ekiti state?

    (1) Ekiti state should ask for all the money back plus interest. (2) *cough*, Mr Fayose should issue another directive to identify the civil servants who are responsible for collecting the rent but had not done. They should face prosecution for dereliction of duty.

  • Netanyahu

    Action governor. Who can fault this directive. The federal civil servants have no right to embezzle money budgeted for rents and pretend as if the building belongs to nobody. I love this move. Ride on Fayose.

  • kunle1234

    Who owns the $50000 stolen from Ekiti state government house?.

  • Julius

    The Federal Government ought to call his bluff and move out of the state.Maybe he will declare his own republic and establish those agencies he wants out of his state. Lets see how that will work out for him. Enough of this thug.