13 December 2017
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, doesn’t think the take of the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Kayode Fayemi, on the solution to corruption in Nigeria should be taken seriously as he is himself corruption.
Governor Fayose also faulted the choice of Fayemi as chairman of the Inter Agency Task Team, IATT, programme to commemorate the 2017 International Anti-Corruption Day.
Fayose in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, likened Fayemi’s speech against impunity to a case of “corruption condemning corruption.”
Fayemi in his speech said Nigeria must say no to impunity and eliminate the syndrome of ‘sacred cows’ for the fight against corruption to have the right impact.
Reacting, however, Fayose said the minister, who at the event tried to proffer solution to corruption in Nigeria was like robbers offering solution to armed robbery even after refusal to appear before a commission of inquiry to probe his years as Ekiti governor.
He said, “Fayemi’s comment that Nigeria must say no to impunity and eliminate the syndrome of ‘sacred cows’ for the fight against corruption to succeed is funny.
“Fayemi offering solution to the corruption fight is like notorious armed robbers like Oyenusi and Shina Rambo giving lecture on how to stop armed robbery.”
“It is funny that Fayemi is not even ashamed to sermonise on the need to say no to impunity and eliminate the syndrome of sacred cows, when he, himself acted like a sacred cow by refusing to appear before a commission of inquiry, duly constituted to probe his four years as governor of Ekiti State.
“The reality is that President Buhari is leading a government of scandalously corrupt people and one of them is Dr. Kayode Fayemi.”