*Fayose wishes Buhari safe return back home
*says handlers should be open and stop make-believes
*says FG has released the frozen fund
By Olakunle Adeniyi
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has said politicians and Nigerians alike should allow President Muhammadu Buhari to have enough rest and should stop disturbing him.
Mr Fayose made the statement while answering questions on programme “Meet Your Governor” aired on Television and Radio owned by Ekiti state.
He made the statement in reaction to visitions and responses from Buhari’s media aid in regards to his health status. Mr Buhari has been severally visited by some eminent party leaders from All Progressives Congress, and last week the Senate President Bukola Saraki led another team of legislator to London to see his state of health.
While wishing Buhari quick recovery and return back to Nigeria, Mr Fayose said those visitations are unnecessary, calling them make-believes and eye services.
“It is God that gives power to whoever He wills. As humans, we can fall sick. But people should allow him to rest.
“Some people are visiting him to convince people that he is well; that is a make-belief and too much of eye-service.”
Governor Fayose added that the all of these would not have been necessary if Nigerians have been in the known earlier.
Fayose also said he had no problem with Buhari travelling abroad on medical vacation, only that when he comes back if he’s not doing what he should do he will still criticise him. Adding that his media aides are not helping matter by being inconsistent in their information about Mr President .
“I don’t have any problem with the president; the only problem I have is with his handlers. They will say something today and say another tomorrow. Anybody can fall sick.
“I have not been criticising the president because he is sick. When he comes back and he is not doing the right thing, we will continue to criticise him,” he said.
Frozen fund released by FG
Governor Fayose said the Ekiti state has been given the frozen fund of Budget Support Fund withheld by the Federal Government.
Budget Support Fund is the Conditionary Loan to the state government to settle their workers salaries, and Ekiti state’s share was withheld on account of non-compliance with the requirement.
Fayose thanked the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, for her efforts, though the governor did not say what action he took to secure the release of the fund.
While speaking on the programme, Fayose promised promised workers would get their salaries as soon as the money enters the state account.