President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has issued a stern warning to Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose over allegations he made about the federal government, with special reference to the September federal allocation of N389 billion he mentioned.
Information gathered says Shehu’s comments came on the heels of the governor’s speech at the graduation ceremony of College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, where Fayose demanded that the president addresses Nigerians on the state of the economy.
Fayose categorically stated that the country’s economy will collapse in the next three months of President Buhari’s administration.
The presidential spokesman said records of such past allocations showed “that the lowest-ever allocation to the three tiers was issued by the PDP-led Goodluck Jonathan administration.”
“Governor Fayose needs to be advised to desist from spreading falsehood against the person and government of President Muahmmadu Buhari which has become characteristic of him. He needs to get his facts right before making accusations of the nature he makes.”
“The governor equally knows full well that his party in government ruined the economy to the extent that workers in 27 states went for several months without salary. This crisis situation has now been reversed in nearly all the states. Governor Fayose is himself in line for the collection of his state’s bailout.
“Under the PDP federal government, ministries were not given overhead costs for five months while the capital budget was unpaid for six months in the run-up to the exit of the PDP administration. Is there anyone in that party with a moral justification to criticise the Buhari administration which is working hard to clean up the mess they (PDP) left behind?” Shehu added.
Bear in mind, the President and Governor Fayose are not in good terms