By Rotimi Ojomoyela
Ado-Ekiti—Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu’s allegation of award of $25 billion contracts without following due process against the Group Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, as messy and an embarrassment to the country.
Fayose, who accused the President of “treating corruption involving his men as family affair”, said the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of President Muhammadu Buhari is the most corrupt in the history of Nigeria.
According to a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said; “When miscreants write petitions to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against perceived opponents of President Buhari, EFCC will act immediately, but when known Nigerians, including members of Buhari’s government raise allegations of corruption against close allies of the President, the EFCC will look the other way.”
He said; “As posited by APC Senator, Shehu Sani, we are in a situation where perfume is being sprayed on corruption when it affects Buhari’s men while insecticide is being sprayed on corruption when it involves perceived political opponents of the President.
“When allegation of corruption is made against Buhari’s men, EFCC acts like pet dog, but when it is against those whose faces the President does not like, the anti-graft agency acts like lion.
“No nation can achieve greatness with such a partial leadership.”
“As far as I am concerned, President Buhari is not fighting any corruption. He is fighting his political foes and God is not a God of double-standard. This Buhari’s government is a government of double-standard.”
Gov employs 51 physically challenged persons
Meantime, as part of activities marking his third year in office, Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, yesterday, employed 51 physically challenged persons in the state.
He also directed that additional 100 persons from among them be enlisted in the state’s social security scheme. Among those given jobs is a university graduate.
He gave the directives in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday evening while meeting with the group.
This is just a graduate, Mr Gboyega Afolabi, has been offered automatic employment at the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.
A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, quoted the governor as directing the Vice Chancellor of EKSU to give Afolabi the job.
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