The newly inaugurated of Governor Ayo Fayose in Ekiti State has continued to open up on the extravagant spending of the past administration of Kayode Fayemi, this time exposing the letter that shows that the contract for the furnishing of the new government house cost a whooping N605 million.
According to media reports, the contract was given to Kitwood Nigeria Limited and was awarded on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, three days before the governorship election which Fayemi eventually lost.
Lere Olayinka, one of Governor Fayose’s aide said the problem was not the “lavish” spending on the house but the disregard for due process.
He said: “Instead of the State Ministry of Works, the contractor was asked to report at the office of Fayemi’s Chief of Staff, Yemi Adaramodu to sign contractual agreement and also obtain detailed specifications of the items to be procured.”
See the letter below signed by Tayo Aluko of the Ekiti State Tenders Board: