The former Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi [above] on Tuesday challenged anyone to show an invoice of 50 million naira bed he was accused of buying in the newly built state house.
Fayemi, who appeared in the Senate Chamber for the ministerial screening, stood on his grounds that he is not irresponsible.
In his words “I challenge anyone to bring an invoice of a bed in the state house that is worth N50m.
“I did not spend irresponsibly on it.
“It is probably one of the cheapest state houses in Nigeria”.
The governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose had accused Fayemi of spending N50 million on bed and reckless spending of the state resources.
Fayemi claimed that he took N25 billion Bond and had paid N14 billion.
He said during the screening that he borrowed these monies from top institutions due to the relationship he has with them.
“I used my relationship to raise a lot of funds with institutions like the World Bank, DFID etc.
“There is no country that does not borrow. I did not borrow to pay salaries,” said Fayemi.
To this effect, Fayose’s Special Assistant on Information and Social Media, Lere Olayinka, released a statement that Mr. Fayemi furnished room was furnished with a N30 million bed while his wife’s room was bought for N20 million.
The statement was titled “N3.3bn new Government House Is Fayemi’s Show of Wickedness to Ekiti People,”
The statement read: “Between Fayemi and his wife, what was spent on their bedrooms, toilets and bathrooms will be in the region of N100m.
“How can a responsible government use borrowed funds to provide this kind of luxury for the governor and his family alone in a state where a lot of people cannot afford to feed more than once in a day?
“People should ask the former governor what was really wrong with the abandoned governor’s lodge used by his predecessor”.
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