Outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has told workers in the state to collect their unpaid salary of four months from incoming governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
Governor Fayose will hand over to Fayemi come October 16th after the latter won in the tightly contested election in July,
He said the monies he could have used to pay them as expected had been withheld by the Federal Government for Fayemi’s resumption.
“They paid other states Paris Refund, they didn’t pay Ekiti; Fayemi should help me pay the money. They didn’t pay N2.2bn Budget Support Fund; my promise is fulfilled but the money is in the hands of the federal government, they should help me to pay.” he said
Fayose spoke on Wednesday during the inauguration of a new school he built in his Afao-Ekiti home country as part of his legacies projects. The governor told the gathering that he did not borrow money from anywhere to fund any of the projects.
“With all these legacies projects, I didn’t borrow any dime. I do not owe any debt, if they say I’m owing; they should show evidence of transaction. Besides, no governor can borrow without the knowledge of the Ministry of Finance and the Debt Management Office.”
Fayose urged the incoming administration not to neglect the school or abandon any legacy project.