Fayose presents N93b budget to Ekiti Assembly


There was drama yesterday at the Ekiti State House of Assembly when Governor Ayo Fayose presented the 2017 Appropriation Bill.
The governor wore a black T-shirt, a camouflage fez cap and a camouflage pair of trousers.
Fayose said he dressed that way because “we are in serious wartime in Nigeria. We are at war in
After concluding the abridged budget speech, he described himself as
“the Speaker of the Assembly” and the Speaker, Kola Oluwawole, is his
Fayose said: “I am the Speaker of this Assembly. Oluwawole is representing me here.
“I am the Speaker, he is the Acting Speaker therefore, if I say this budget will be passed by me, it will be passed.”
The governor lampooned the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for allegedly inflicting hardship on Nigerians.
He claimed that the November allocation for Ekiti has not been given any cash backing.
Fayose condemned the Federal Government for the alleged crackdown on Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.
The “Budget of Consolidation” was N93, 456, 399, 143.40, which was aimed at completing ongoing projects.
He alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government plans
to put Wike under house arrest by midnight Thursday ahead of Saturday’s
National and State Assembly rerun.
Fayose promised that the Ado Ekiti flyover and the new Erekesan Market projects will be delivered December next year.
He said the new Governor’s Office, new High Court complex and dual
carriage ways in Emure, Ise and the ones to be started in Ilawe, Ijero
and the third phase in Ikere will also be delivered next October.
The governor pledged that there will be massive renovation of primary
schools while attention will be paid to rural electrification.
Oluwawole and other lawmakers promised to give the budget speedy consideration.

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