Governors Fayose, Yari openly disagree over $1 billion to fight Boko Haram

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor

The Governors of Ekiti and Zamfara states, Ayodele Fayose and Abdulaziz Yari, on Tuesday openly disagreed over the reported approval by the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, of $1 billion to be used in the fight against insecurity.

The disagreement occurred at the old banquet hall of the Presidential Villa after a meeting of the governors and speakers of States Houses of Assembly.

Mr. Fayose said governors never discussed the approval of the money, which was announced after a meeting of the National Economic Council, last week.

Mr. Yari, however, insisted the matter was discussed and agreed upon collectively.

The Ekiti governor told reporters before he left that he has already “approached a court today to challenge the approval.”


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  • De Gea Messi

    Fayose keeps flooring these guys!
    He has FORCED a meeting with the SPEAKERS OF THE STATE HOUSES OF ASSEMBLY!
    Means the State Houses of Assembly and National Assembly MUST Appropriate the money!
    THAT IS WHAT ALL SANE PEOPLE HAD SAID ALL ALONG! WHERE ARE THE BUHARI WORSHIPPERS NOW???
    keep worshipping ‘man’ and keep looking DUMB
    Na una bodi go tell una!

    • Prosperous Nigeria

      774 Local Government Councils need to approve the money. That was how NIPP was financed.

      • De Gea Messi

        Korrect..u got that right!

  • joelaw

    NO money should be illegally spent, but just for the asking, where was Fayose when Jonathan under PDP government approved, 1 or 2bn naira to fight Boko Haram in late 2014. Just asking.

    • dan arewa

      2billion dollars bro !!! Not naira.Which was frittered away by PDP thieves

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      That was wrong and must not be allowed to happen again.Buhari and Lai claim that BH is defeated while GEJ claimed he wanted to clean up before hand over.

  • Kingsley Obinna Agbo

    Fayose is the only man standing for the ordinary Nigerians. Am fully for him on this one and in many many other ones! How could all the other 35 governors be so cold in such a sensitive issue!

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    AYO FAYOSE…..GOD BLESS YOU !!

    You stand with the suffering masses and you stand on the right side of history.

    Fight the looting criminal Nigerian establishment, go to court and contest it. They cannot claim they discussed it when you as a governor present was not aware.

    CONTEST IT TO SUPREME COURT LEVEL…NIGERIAN MASSES WILL SUPPORT YOU.

  • Bassey Frank

    N305 billion to fight defeated, decimated, sacked Boko Haram.

  • Anasieze Donatus

    I JUST LOVE THIS GUY AND HIS DE-MARKETING OF WHATEVER THAT IS REMAINING OF PDP IN THE NORTH. NOT EVERY STUPIDITY IS POLITICS BUT IT IS YOUR RIGHT AND WE WISH YOU WELL.

  • Hinds Peter

    Billions?Like if the more complex the problem the more money you pour on it.What it really is is American materialism.Peter Carlos Hinds.Barbados.

  • Lanre

    Thank you Governor Ayo Fayose.