Stop peddling lies on N11bn refund, no State has been paid refund on FG roads – Fayemi’s Finance Commissioner
Ekiti State Former Commissioner for Finance, Mr Dapo Kolawole has said that no state has been paid any refund on construction and rehabilitation of federal roads by the Federal Government.
Kolawole, who was finance commissioner under the government of Dr Kayode Fayemi said in a statement issued on Wednesday, that the refund on roads by the Federal Government was not only due to Ekiti State but all the 36 (Thirty Six) States of the federation.
He had filed a suit in Abeokuta, Ogun State, seeking an order of the court to restrain the Federal Government from paying the N11bn refund due to Ekiti State on construction and rehabilitation of federal roads to the Governor Ayodele Fayose led government, claiming that the roads were constructed by Fayemi’s government.
The statement read: “My attention has been drawn to the statement credited to Governor Ayodele Fayose during his “Meet the Your Governor” interview today February 28, 2018 that the case of libel and slander I instituted at the Federal High Court against some principal officials of Ekiti State is denying them N11bn refund due on roads from the Federal Government and the ability to pay salaries to the workers in the state has been dismissed.
“I wish to inform the general public and the good people of Ekiti State that Governor Ayodele Fayose was economical with the truth about the N11bn refund during his “Meet Your Governor” interview.
“For the umpteenth time, the N11bn refund is being challenged in the court as a consequence of several misleading information on the indebtedness of Ekiti State by Governor Fayose against Dr Fayemi since he came on board the affairs of Ekiti State and more so as a result of the outcome of the recent judicial panel which I believe was as a result of political victimization.
“I wish to also state that the refund on roads by the Federal Government is not only due to Ekiti State but all the 36 (Thirty Six) States of the federation and no state has being paid by the Federal Government any refund till date. Thus, it is only at the point that the Federal Government is paying all states the refund due to them that Governor Fayose could claim that the case in court denied him access to the N11bn refund due to Ekiti State if the case is still pending in court.
“As it stands today, I wish to state that no state of the federation has been paid any refund by the Federal Government. So I advise Governor Ayodele Fayose to stop using the present matter at the court as a cover up to deny the workers of their dues.”