The People’s Democratic Party in Ekiti State has appealed to Governor Kayode Fayemi to provide explanation to the public on how his government spent N3bn received to mitigate the negative effects of Covid-19 pandemic.
The party, in a statement by the State factional Publicity Secretary, Raphael Adeyanju on Wednesday, said that it has become necessary for the governor to make clarification on the fund in view of high level of poverty in the state.
The opposition PDP which was reacting to revelation by Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello that each states received N1bn from the federal government and N1.1 billion from World Bank as COVID-19 interventions fund.
The party noted that Ekiti State received N3bn COVID-19 from federal government, World Bank as well as donations from corporate organisations and individuals were shrouded in secrecy until Governor Bello exposed the development.
It added that “the people of Ekiti State deserve to know what happened to the fund since there is no evidence to show that it was spent on anything.
“Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State openly admitted that his State received N1 billion as COVID-19 fund from the Federal Government and that N1.1 billion grant was provided by the World Bank.
“Governor Bello went on to say that it was only Kogi State that refused to sign MoU accepting the World Bank document N1.1 bilion grant, meaning that other States, including Ekiti got the N1.1 billion from World Bank.