The Ekiti State Government has said that the State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose will not spend the State’s scarce resources on execution of white elephant projects, declaring most of the unfinished projects of the immediate past All Progressives Congress (APC) government of Dr Kayode Fayemi as “wasteful spending of public fund.”
Special Assistant to the governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, who reacted to claim by the APC that Governor Fayose abandoned his predecessor's “legacy projects,” said it was shameful that the APC Spokesperson, Taiwo Olatunbosun could gleefully claim that the Fayemi-led government commissioned an uncompleted Oba Adejugbe General Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.”
He added that; “At this time that intense lobby is going on in Abuja for appointments, Olatunbosun is definitely not doing Dr Kayode Fayemi any good by exposing him as someone who ran a dishonest and wasteful government.”
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The APC mouthpiece, Olatunbosun had said that Oba Adejugbe Hospital was completed and commissioned by the Fayemi administration while contract for equipping the hospital was already awarded but Fayose on assumption of office cancelled the contract and has abandoned the hospital to be overgrown with weeds.
However, Olayinka said “instead of wasting the State resources on Funmi Olayinka Civic Centre, the Fayose-led government is constructing a benefitting edifice; Funmi Olayinka Women Development Centre, which will have a modern library and that to us is more beneficial to the people of Ekiti than a Civic Centre.”
Olayinka, who said the Oba Adejugbe Hospital building was still being painted as at November 2014, added that “the Fayose-led government will complete the project as soon as the State has the required financial capability to do so.”
“Those who mean well for Dr Fayemi should call his attention to the fact that Olatunbosun might be clandestinely working against his emergence as minister by indirectly exposing his wasteful spending when he was Ekiti State governor.
“Or how do you commission a hospital without medical equipment? Is hospital just about structures? Isn’t that a fraud, exposure of which can cost Dr Fayemi his ministerial ambition?
“How can a sane manager of resources borrow money to build Civic Centre? Isn’t that a sign that Dr Fayemi mismanaged Ekiti State economy?
“No doubt, persistent exposure of this sore aspect of his government to the public by no other person than his party’s spokesperson is inimical to his quest to be appointed a minister by President Mohammadu Buhari, and it is becoming more clearer that Olatunbosun has an agenda against Dr Fayemi,” he said.
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