Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Fayemi banned from holding public office in Ekiti State for 10 years

By News Express on 16/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 720

•Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi
•Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi

The Ekiti State Government has banned Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, from holding political office in the state and other parts of the country for 10 years.

This is according to a Government White Paper released in Ado Ekiti on Monday.

The White Paper was read to journalists by the Commissioner for Information, Mr Lanre Ogunsuyi at the end of an emergency State Executive Council meeting.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the White Paper was the outcome of the report of the Justice Silas Oyewole-led Judicial Commission of Inquiry.

The state government had set up the commission to look into the financial transactions of the state under Fayemi's administration.

It was mandated to submit its report on December 13, last year.

Also banned for the same length of period along with Fayemi,was his Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Dapo Kolawole.

According to the White Paper, both Fayemi and Kolawole had been declared unfit to hold any public position in the state and any part of Nigeria.

“This is as a result of their refusal to appear before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry even after the determination of the case instituted by them to challenge the inauguration of the commission before the Ekiti State High Court

“For their disrespect to the constituted authority and the undignified roles they played in the whole contracts saga, which were obviously against the interest of the state they were supposed to protect, they are banned for holding public offices for 10 years.”

They were also asked to refund various sums of money running into billions, either for failed or non-executed contracts that were allegedly paid for.

When the panel submitted its reports last month, Fayemi and others, including contractors, were asked to refund billions of misappropriated money to the state government.

Specifically, Fayemi was asked to account for the whereabouts of N2.75 billion allocated from the N25 billion bond obtained by his administration.

The money was for the construction of an ultra-modern market in Ado Ekiti, which was never executed.

The commission also said that the contractor, in respect of the furnishing of the new Government House built by Fayemi, should be made to refund N324.8 million.

According to it, the furnishing contract should not have been more than N280 million.

The panel said it found out that Kitwood Nigeria Limited, to which the furnishing contract of more than N600 million was awarded, had no traceable address.

“The address on the letter of award was a virgin land opposite the new Central Bank along new Iyin Road, Ado Ekiti.”

On the purchase of vehicles, the panel said the “claim by Coscharis Motors that it supplied 235 and/or 250 vehicles was fraudulent and fraught with so many contradictions.” (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 16/01/2018 05:51:38 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Fire disaster forces Yabatech to suspend exams, lectures...

Obasanjo defends self on successor after 2007

2019: PDP will field only popular candidates, Gov....

China threatens military and diplomatic action against U.S....

2019: The choice before Imo State PDP

NCAA directs airlines to forward all unremitted funds...

INEC biased against Mama Taraba —APC •Kicks against...

Aso Rock steps up war against media •Soldiers...

Dogara mourns Deputy House Leader, Umar Baba Jibril...

Akwa Ibom moves to control cattle grazing

Bayelsa spends N123 billion on debt servicing

Boko Haram abducts over 1,000 children

 

Latest News Biafra: IPOB delegation returns from United Nations How I was raped by Ex-Gov. Sylva’s Security Adviser — Victim •PLUS: Court details 2019 Polls: Abdulsalami warns against Nigeria’s disintegration Nigeria in sorry state under Buhari — Turaki •Says country doesn’t need President that treats headache, ear infection in London 2019: EFCC launches offensive against election fraud, tracks campaign financing by parties Why Delta State is peaceful — Okowa •Challenges women to contest for elective positions Tears of joy as Gov. Emmanuel overhauls 88-year-old hospital Fuel scarcity looms as NUPENG, PENGASSAN issue strike notice NEMA: 77,460 displaced, 3,544 houses destroyed by floods in 12 states Shittu, Adeosun: Your Presidency stinks, PDP tells Buhari Ex-SUBEB chairman bags 7-year jail for embezzling N95.5m CBN injects $317.52m, CNY 58.40m into Forex market

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (395,352 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,205 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (307,828 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,232 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (231,787 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,381 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,664 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,290 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,355 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,191 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (157,907 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,714 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,617) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (932) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,417) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,038) Opinion (1,109) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,678) Religion (870) Sports (1,697) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement