Ex-Governor Kayode Fayemi

Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

Ekiti State government has again restated that the ex- governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi’s alleged diversion of N852.9 million State Universal Basic Education Board counterpart funds
caused the blocking of the state from accessing the N2.8 billion UBEC fund.

The government disclosed that UBEC Deputy Executive Secretary, Dr. Yakubu Gambo, told the Senate Committee on Finance during the Budget Defence last Wednesday that Fayemi, who is now the Minister of Solid Minerals, allegedly diverted the N852.9 million counterpart funds for other purposes.

In a statement in Ado Ekiti on Monday, the SUBEB Chairman, Senator Bode Ola, said it was painful that Ekiti State and its people were suffering from the sin allegedly committed by the APC government under Fayemi.