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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Friday debunked claims by Chairman of the Governor’s Forum, Alhaji Abdullazeez Yari of Zamfara State at the meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday that his colleagues approved the contribution of $1bn from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) in support of Military Operations in the North East.
Taking to his personal twitter handle on Friday morning he said decision to withdraw from the ECA “was solely the idea of the federal government, which they used the National Executive Council meeting to achieve.”
He wondered reasons for the withdrawal, “since they said they have defeated Boko Haram, what else do they need a whopping sum of $1 billion (over N360bn) for; if not to fund President Buhari’s re-election in 2019?
“For posterity sake, I wish to place it on record that I was not among the governors, who approved the withdrawal of $1bn, almost half of our savings in the Excess Crude Account, which belongs to the three tiers of government to fight an already defeated Boko Haram.
“N360bn is equivalent to what the Federation Account Allocation Committee share to the FG, 36 States and 774 LGs monthly. Nigerians deserve proper explanations from the FG on the rationale behind spending such huge sum of money to fight an already defeated Boko Haram.”
Continuing, he also wondered how “the Federal Government alone spend almost half of the Excess Crude money that belongs to the three tiers of government (i.e. Federal Government, States and Local Councils)?
“The APC promised to wipe out Boko Haram within six months, now it is 31 months and what the APC government is wiping out is the economy of Nigeria and the means of livelihood of the people,” he stressed.
Also writing on twitter on the same topic hours earlier, former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode noted: “This is a lie.
“The $1 billion will be used by Buhari and his APC to fight the 2019 presidential election and part of it will be shared between party leaders and the cabal.
“Buhari is not only the father of corruption in Nigeria, he is also the father of the barbaric Fulani herdsmen, the father of religious bigotry and radical Islam, the father of “born to rule” northern supremacy and Fulani hegemony and the father of genocide and ethnic cleansing,” he stressed.