Newly elected governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, is reported to have awarded the contract of painting the State Governor’s House amounting to =N=200 Million to his brother. The said edifice according to Insiders’ account was painted few months ago and it is still wearing the looks of a newly painted house.
It would be recalled that Governor Ayo Fayose has been in the vanguard of the campaign against his predecessor Dr. Kayode Fayemi who he accused of wasteful spending.
Insidersaccount learnt further that the witty governor also gave out another contract to put marble in front of the Governor’s House, which he (Fayose) had earlier described as too expensive and needless, and the relaying of asphalt on an already asphalted road that leads to the lodge.
In a statement by the State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party on Sunday described Fayose’s new move as a cunning approach to loot the state dry.
“To add salt to injury, artisans working on the marble are all from Ibadan, when many Ekiti artisans could do the job. This is the man who claimed to be a friend of the Ekiti masses”.
“He is repainting the Governor’s Office, awarded by direct labour at the cost of N200m awarded to his biological brother”
“He told the Permanent Secretary, General Administration Department and Head of Service to find alternative entrance for civil servants who work within the Governor’s office building because he does not want to be in contact with the ‘evil servants’ while coming in through the main entrance.
“This has since been carried out as civil servants in the Governor’s office now pass through the back of the building to their offices. Yet this is the class of people he professed to be their friend before the election and he has also cancelled the appointment of eight permanent secretaries that were legally appointed after passing necessary examinations according to the service rules.”.