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Outgoing Ekiti administration "looting" treasury

04 July 2014, 08:28Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The incoming Ekiti State administration threatened to punish civil servants that were reportedly looting the state treasury.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP)-led administration alleged the outgoing administration of Dr Kayode Fayemi were siphoning the state’s treasury with the approval of phony contracts.

The party, in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti by its State Publicity Secretary, Kola Oluwawole, warned that civil servants discovered to have helped the outgoing government to loot the treasury would face disciplinary action.

It also warned that civil servants found to have assisted the Fayemi administration in the alleged illegal employment and issuance of back-dated letters of appointment would be disciplined when the new government was inaugurated.

Oluwawole also alleged that Fayemi, who could not be reached for comment, had directed a meeting of top civil servants to come up with a supplementary budget for the local government election he had scheduled for end of July.

"Civil servants involved in the draw up of the budget and release of money for the election will not go unpunished," he said.

He further alleged the outgoing administration had siphoned about N3 billion within the last two weeks,.

"Most of these monies are being syphoned by the governor and his collaborators with impunity” Oluwawole alleged.

“We have gathered that the government is planning to plunge Ekiti State into another round of bond chasing because of the intention of the outgoing Governor and his men to milk Ekiti dry before leaving the government in October."

The PDP called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to intervene so that Ekiti State treasury "could be saved from total embezzlement."

- CAJ News

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