The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has asked the state Governor Kayode Fayemi to give an account of the N3 billion COVID-19 funds received from the Federal Government, World Bank, and other corporate organisations.
Making this demand in a statement by its Ekiti State Publicity Secretary, Raphael Adeyanju, PDP also asked Fayemi to also give an explanation of the whereabouts of palliatives supplied by the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) to ease the economic hardship caused by the pandemic.
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“The people of Ekiti State deserve to know what happened to the fund since there is no evidence to show that it was spent on anything.
“Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State openly admitted that his State received N1 billion as COVID-19 fund from the Federal Government and that N1.1 billion grant was provided by the World Bank.
“Governor Bello went on to say that it was only Kogi State that refused to sign MoU accepting the World Bank document N1.1 bilion grant, meaning that other States, including Ekiti got the N1.1 billion from World Bank.
“Also, over N1 billion was donated to Ekiti State by private individuals and corporate organisations, making over N3 billion that the State got for COVID-19.
“Our question is, where is the money?
“We have read statement by a group of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, claiming that the palliatives donated to CACOVID are being kept in Jibowu Hall as well as three other locations in the Government House and the government has not refuted this,” the statement by Adeyanju read.