Ekiti state governor, Ayodele fayose days after declaring his intentions to be the next president of the country was mocked by the former Ekiti state house of representatives, Bamidele Faparusi, has the Ekiti governor to go learn from his performing colleagues in other states, he said.
It’s reported that Faparusi begged Fayose to ensure he learns from other governors the best way to boost his states revenue. AW learnt that while speaking in
Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi state capital, during
the inauguration of a N10 billion rice
mill by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo,
Faparusi commended the
administration of Governor Atiku
Bagudu for its achievements.
According to the lawmaker, Ekiti has
comparative advantage in the area of
rice production and if Fayose had
shifted attention to that area, Kebbi’s
achievement would have been recorded
in the state.
Faparusi added that Fayose to concentrate on
boosting the standard of living of the
Ekiti state people instead of distributing
‘highly debasing sachets of rice to
people as if they were beggars’.
According to the former lawmaker, it is
disheartening how the government of
the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in
the state has debased the people and
upgraded begging to statecraft.
He noted that Kebbi state has been
launched into the global space with the
achievement of Governor Bagudu.
“Nigerians were aware of the
comparative advantage Ekiti has in rice
“The local Igbemo rice has become a
household delicacy the people sought
after because of its nutritional values,”
he said. Governor
Ayodele Fayose earlier boasted that he would
become the next president of Nigeria by
taking over the reins of power from
President Muhammadu Buhari.
Fayose made the statement on Friday,
June 16, when he spoke at a meeting
with political office holders at the
Government’s House, Ado Ekiti.
He said he wants to be the next
president of Nigeria, promising that his
administration won’t be like that of the
current government that has brought
nothing to Nigerians.