The N5.7 billion flyover project launched by Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has been described as an alleged attempt to loot the state’s treasury and further impoverish the people.
An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Otunba Bisi Aloba, said the project and that of a new airport recently stopped by a court have no bearing on the welfare of the people in a state where workers are owed four months salaries.
According to him, “it was disheartening that a governor could go to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to borrow N10billion to build “white elephant projects.”
He said: “Tell me, what traffic logjam has been witnessed in Fajuyi Park to Ojumose junction to warrant a flyover?
“This is a governor who owes four months workers’ salaries and rather than pay workers, he intends to build a flyover, so that there will be enough to divert.
“The suffering of our people has been compounded by Fayose’s actions and inactions because he could not fit easily into the running of a 21st Century government.
“Ekiti people have rejected these projects and any attempt to make the workers suffer will be resisted, because Ekiti is purely a civil service state.
“Ekiti people have not forgotten how he castigated Fayemi for building a governor’s lodge on Ayoba Hill. He said it has no relevance on the lives of an average Ekiti man. What relevance would these projects have on the people?”Aloba asked
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