Former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has been screened by the senate. He impressed senators with answers to questions put to him.
Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, described him as intelligent and an expert in “plotting” the removal of governments judging from his answers
See quotes from Fayemi:
Activities while he was Ekiti Governor
‘About the debt in Ekiti, i’ll like to say governance is a continuum, I met obligations in excess of 30BN ‘
‘Road network in Ekiti and other infrastructures significantly improved while I was Governor’
‘I did not borrow to pay Salaries, I borrowed for Capital Projects.’
‘Every state borrows, even the United State we look up to is the most indebted country in the world ‘
The Govt House is probably the cheapest Govt House in Nigeria. I did it for Ekiti State & not for myself.
‘We have not been able to do well in the Technical and Vocational part of our Educational Sector’
‘We have a problem of enrolment. We need to do something about our Curriculum and Teacher Quality’
‘We need to make our Public Schools attractive and all this boils down to enrolment’
‘On Foreign Policy; right now our domestic agenda does not really drive our Foreign Policy’
‘Alternation of Power is the best way to deepen democracy; Not perpetuation of Power’.
‘On Foreign Policy, We must balance our interest btw the West and the BRICS Countries’
‘Poverty is the problem between the mindlessly rich and hopelessly poor.’
‘Majority of our graduates have education but do not have work place skills and they need that’
‘We provided computers in schools for our students to be able to acquire and develop work place skills’