Ekiti govt seals ex-Gov Fayose’s buildings


Two  buildings  in Ado-Ekiti believed to be owned by the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, have  been sealed off by the state government for lacking approved plan and permit.

The Governor Kayode Fayemi-led government, through the Ministry of  Housing and Physical Planning and Urban Development, said the erection of the buildings contravened  the laws guiding urban renewal regulations of the state government.

Fayose is currently being tried at the Federal High Court, Lagos , by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged receipt of a sum of N2.99 billion from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki , to fund his reelection in 2014.

He is presently being detained at the EFCC custody in Ikoyi, Lagos State despite that he had been granted bail since  Wednesday. His media aide, Lere Olayinka, disclosed in a tweet on Friday that the ex-governor has filed and verified all necessary documents for his bail.

“On Governor Fayose bail, as at 2pm today, all necessary documents were filed before the court and verified. Hopefully, he should be out of custody by Monday. We thank Nigerians for their support,” the tweet read.

Meanwhile, the sprawling twin bungalow with elevated fence, covering over 5 plots, were  located at the GRA of Ado-Ekiti and almost adjacent the new Deputy Governor’s lodge located within  the Government house.

When newsmen visited the building on Friday, the gate to the building was under lock, as contractors working on the buildings were found to have deserted the place.

A paper  dated October 18, which was attached to the gate and signed by the Director of Urban and Regional Planning in the Ministry, read: “It was discovered during inspection  by the inspectorate staff of our Ministry that a residential building by you at GRA has no approved plan/permit for the site or bring same to our office to get certification for the erection.

“You are hereby ordered to suspend the use of the building premises until approved plan is submitted for clearance”, it stated.

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