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Published On: Mon, Nov 26th, 2018

Probe: ‘I leave Fayose to God’ – Fayemi

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Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has clarified his stance on the fate of the immediate past governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose.
Mr Fayemi spoke with State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Fielding questions whether he would probe his predecessor, Mr Fayemi explained that there was never a time he said he would probe Mr Fayose.
According to him, reports of such probe are on the table of anti-graft agencies.
“Well, I am sure I have (n)ever said anything about a probe and I do not say anything about probe.
“Looking into books is the duty of any new governor, you need to know what you found in place, I just talked about visitation panel into the education sector in the state.
“There are other sectors in the state, and it will be remiss of me not to check what we found when we came into office and share that with the citizens of the state.
“It is just accountability, not probe. I am not EFCC, I am not ICPC, there are institutions that are charged with the responsibility to do that and its entirely up to them if they want to probe the governor or not.
“It is not my business, I leave Fayose to God, I have said that before.’’
Mr Fayose is presently being prosecuted by the EFCC over an 11-count charge of conspiracy and money laundering.
Speaking on the state of education, Mr Fayemi said that Ekiti had a tradition of being the intellectual capital of the country but it seemed to have lost that edge lately.
He said that his government was working toward repositioning the sector, particularly at the basic and tertiary levels.
The governor said that he had set up visitation panels in all the tertiary institutions in the state to review and recommend what the critical and challenging issues were and how government should respond to the yearnings of the sector.
He said the government was taking specific steps to address access to education in the basic education sub-sector.
Mr Fayemi said that the government was also doing all it could to encourage more students to come to school.(NAN)

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