Governor Fayemi says he is not afraid of being probed

Governor Fayemi says he is not afraid of being probed

- Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has advocated the need for transparency in governance

- Fayemi stated that his administration updates Ekiti residents about government spending

- The governor said his administration is opened to scrutiny

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Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has said his administration is not afraid of being probed over funds spent on contracts.

Fayemi stated that he has promoted transparency in governance by displaying all the contracts on the state’s website for the public to assess.

I am not afraid of being probed, says Fayemi
Governor Fayemi says the Ekiti government is transparent with its spending. Photo: Kayode Fayemi
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The governor made the statement at a three-day public procurement workshop organised by the public-private development centre (PPDC), The Guardian reported.

Fayemi, who was represented by the state’s commissioner for budget, Femi Ajayi, said the administration is not afraid of scrutiny because it has nothing to hide.

He stated that a new law now required the Ekiti State Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) to put on the website for public scrutiny the amounts spent on executing all projects.

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In another news report, the investigating panel which probed the alleged corruption charges against the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The panel led by Justice Salami handed the boxes of documents believed to be volumes of the report to President Buhari at the Executive Council Chambers of the State House.

Shortly after he reived the report, Buhari disclosed the reason for setting up the judicial commission of enquiry to investigate the Ibrahim Magu.

The president said he set up the panel in response to the serious allegations against the EFCC and its head, Magu.

He stated that he appointed Justice Salami, a retired president of the Court of Appeal, via an instrument dated July 3, 2020, pursuant to the Tribunals of Inquiry Act (Cap T21, LFN, 2004), to head the panel.

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