$1billion Boko Haram fund: Fayose rocking the boat, he's on his own - Yari

By Editor on 16/12/2017

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Zamfara State Governor and Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum, Abubakar Yari, has chided his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayo Fayose for saying that the $1billion approved by the body to fight the dreaded Boko Haram, was actually a scam.

Fayose, who had on Friday, claimed that the money was actually meant for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, argued that such a whopping amount of more than N360billion could not be meant to fight a group the Federal Government claimed it had defeated.

But in a quick riposte, less than 24 hours, Yari, countered, saying such a statement from a fellow governor, was akin to pouring cold water on the war, arguing that no amount was too much to ensure the security of the people.

His words: “I am saying that that statement was an unfair cut against the Forum. When a decision is taken by the Forum in one’s absence, once there was a quorum at the meeting where the decision was taken, (it) becomes binding on all. I am sure Fayose was not making the statement to undermine the Forum. He was just doing his thing.

The decision was a conscious sign by the two parties to show the synergy between the NGF and the Presidency, “which ought not to be politicized.

“This same lack of unity between governors and the presidency had brought about poor governance in the past, throughout the country and now that we are working together no one should constitute a wedge in the process. 


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“You can never spend too much on security because the safety of lives and property are the most cardinal among all the principles of governance, in any democracy.”

“If governor Fayose was there at the meeting, he would have seen the wisdom in the decision. Yes, the administration is claiming to have decimated the insurgents out of Sambisa forest but they are reemerging in different flashpoints across the country.

“They need to be tackled wherever they are and the NGF decided to support the presidency just as it (the presidency) had been supporting states with their own problems.

“Governor Fayose is on his own. We have to protect our people and we have to do it with everything we have.

“Let me reemphasize one more thing, Mr President is a responsible and honest leader who does not believe in money politics and never divert public resources into it.”




Source Whirlwindnews.com

Posted on December, 16 2017

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