Alleged N852m Fraud: I Won’t Honour Your Invitation, Fayemi Tells Ekiti Assembly

A former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has failed to appear before the State House of Assembly over allegations on misappropriation of N852 million Universal Basic Education Commission fund (UBEC).
The former Governor, now a serving Minister on Tuesday through his Personal Assistant, Tolulope Ibitola wrote the Assembly that he could not honour the invitation “due to prior scheduled state engagements”.
The Assembly had at its plenary presided over by Speaker Kola Oluwawole on March 9, in a resolution pursuant to Sections 128 (1)(2) and 129(c) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), ordered the Minister of Solid Mineral to appear before it on March 22.
He wrote, “The minister has however asked that I should draw your attention to the fact that all matters relating to his stewardship as Ekiti State Governor between October 16, 2010 and October 15, 2014 as well documented in his handover note, which was duly submitted to the government at the expiration of his tenure on October 15, 2014 as statutorily required.
“The minister will be pleased to respond to specific clarifications the House may wish to make further to your diligent examination of the handover note.”
However, the speaker said Fayemi could still be invited to defend himself over the UBEC fund, despite responding to the first summons of the House via a letter.

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