Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has given reasons for his inability to offset workers’ outstanding salaries as earlier promised, blaming it on the Federal Government’s alleged refusal to pay debts it owed Ekiti.
Briefing Journalists on Sunday at the new governor’s office, Ado-Ekiti, the governor also justified the purchase of a new vehicle for himself and approval of the severance packages, claiming that “it was not a sin”.
Fayose has come under intense attack in recent time for allegedly approving a N73million Lexus Jeep and N43million as parting gift and severance allowance for himself and his deputy.
Justifying his action, Fayose claimed that “when Fayemi was leaving office as governor in 2014, he left with a car and so did other governors before him. So, you can’t expect me also not to have a befitting car when I am leaving office.
“Fayemi himself ordered a Jeep of almost N7 million for me when l was still Governor-elect in 2014, but he didn’t pay for it. I had also bought a Jeep for former Governor Niyi Adebayo to honour him. That is how it is done every four years.”
“If Fayemi’s government wants to probe me, I will present myself and would not behave like a coward like he did. I have served Ekiti, l have given my best. Relevant documents will be handed over to the incoming administration at the appropriate time,” he assured