The outgoing governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has asked workers in the state to collect their outstanding four months’ salaries from the incoming governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
Fayose gave the directive on Wednesday, October 10, while inaugurating a new school he built in Afao-Ekiti, Punch reports.
ivyukula.com gathers from the eaglee.com that the governor said the federal government had withheld the funds he could have used to offset the backlog of salaries, ahead of Fayemi’s resumption.
He said: “They paid other states Paris Refund, they didn’t pay Ekiti; Fayemi should help me pay the money.
“They didn’t pay Ekiti N2.2bn Budget Support Fund. My promise is fulfilled but the money is in the hands of the government;they should help me to pay.”
He added that he had not borrowed money from anywhere to fund any of his legacy projects.
He said: “With all these legacy projects, I didn’t borrow any dime. I do not owe any debt. If they say I owe, they should show evidence of the transaction.
“Besides, no governor can borrow without the knowledge of the Ministry of Finance and the Debt Management Office.”
Fayose urged his successor not to abandon any of his legacy projects, including the school.
Meanwhile,newsmen previously reported that the governor-elect of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, promised to clear the backlog of salaries owed state workers by the present governor, Ayodele Fayose.
Fayemi said the salary arrears would be paid within six months of his assuming office.
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