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Ekiti assembly summons ex-Gov. Fayemi over alleged N852m missing UBEC fund


Ekiti assembly summons ex-Gov. Fayemi over alleged N852m missing UBEC fund

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has summoned the immediate-past Governor of the state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to appear before it on
Tuesday, March 22, to explain how the N852 million Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) fund was expended by his administration. The summon was contained in a resolution of the House during its plenary on Wednesday.

Also, the state assembly condemned “the invasion of the Assembly complex by the operatives of Department State Security (DSS) in a gestapo manner to arrest four members of the House.”

The two positions were contained in a statement by the chairman of the house of assembly committee on information, Hon. Gboyega Aribisogan. He disclosed that the two resolutions were unanimously approved by the lawmakers.

The assembly accused Fayemi of diverting the UBEC fund, and said as a result of the diversion, the state has not been able to access the fund for two years. They threatened to take legal action against the former Governor and to invite relevant anti-graft agencies to take up the matter, if he refused to appear before the House on the day.

Members of the assembly who included Hon. Gboyega Aribisogan, Ekundayo Akinleye Sunday Akinniyi, Dr. Omotosho Samuel, Titilayo Akerele and Olusegun Akinwumi condemned the invasion of the Assembly complex by DSS operatives and described the action as shameful, barbaric and crude. They called on the international community and well-meaning Nigerians to call the FG to order.

The speaker of the assembly, Rt Hon. (Pastor) Kola Oluwawole, said the “evil plot of the APC to truncate the democratically-elected government in Ekiti would fail woefully.” He said that members of the House would never be induced or coerced to impeach the governor.

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