The Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi has mentioned that President Muhammadu Buhari- led Federal Government threatened the state and Ondo State over the Akure-Ado Ekiti street challenge.
The Governor revealed this whereas reacting to the go to of Minister of State for Transportation, Prince Ademola Adegoroye, to the Minister for Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, regarding the challenge.
Fayemi by way of an announcement made obtainable on Tuesday famous that the FG had refused to cede the street challenge to the affected states.
He said that they’d demanded clearance to do the street and toll it however the FG refused.
He mentioned, I’ve spent the final three years with reference to this street. I lastly acquired them to award the dualisation in November 2019 at the price of N30b. Up to now, the contractor has solely obtained N2b.
I then acquired cash from the AfDB for the street by means of Adesina, and the FG refused to cede the street to Ondo and Ekiti State and threatened us there shall be no refund if we went forward and tampered with their street.
In the long run, we transferred the cash to them and even helped them comply with up with AfDB.
Up until now, they cant entry the cash as a result of they’ve refused to comply with AfDB procurement requirements. After that, acquired them to place in Sukuk cash however the contractor has not been in a position to entry this.
We are actually pursuing NNPC to incorporate the street of their new tax credit score roads they’re funding, however we’re nonetheless on it.
Theres no month Fashola and I don’t talk about this street for the previous three years. It has even brought on friction between the 2 of us. If we had been given clearance to do the street and toll it, we supplied to try this, however the FG refused.
“I want Demola luck on his new enterprise. Senator Alasoadura did the identical and even cried at FEC on account of the street. Perhaps he’ll succeed the place we’ve not.