Fayose Attacks Buhari's Government Again
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June 12, 2016 ( Post 1 )
Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has insisted that the School Feeding Programme of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government must be done without the proposed 40 per cent counterpart funding from the States, saying; "The Federal Government is already looking for excuse for the impending failure of the programme by asking States to contribute 40 per cent to the scheme."
The governor, who said the school feeding programme was purely a contract between the APC-led Federal Government and Nigerians, asked; "Were the States consulted before the APC made the promise during the
Governor Fayose said in a statement issued by his special assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka thatEkiti State and other States in the country deserved to benefit from the programme without assisting the federal government with any 40 per cent counterpart funding.
The governor said the APC-led Federal Government should rather blame itself for failing to do proper study on the practicability of the scheme before promising Nigerians instead of looking for who to blame for not fulfilling the school feeding promise.
"As for us in Ekiti, we are interested in the programme because Nigeria belongs to all of us. But we won't contribute any counterpart fund because the programme is solely an electoral promise of the APC and we were never consulted before the promise was made. We don't even have the capability to make any financial contribution even if it is 10 per cent because our financial condition is such that we can't even pay workers salary,"Governor Fayose said.
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