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Photos: Fayose To Build N17 Billion Airport In Ekiti State, APC Calls It Wasteful Spending

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Sept 22, 2015 – Pictures: Fayose To Build N17 Billion Airport In Ekiti State, APC Calls It Wasteful Spending

The APC in Ekiti State has described the airport project being proposed by Governor Ayo Fayose as a “wasteful venture and the most economically unviable project at this period.”

The party said embarking on such a gigantic project runs contrary to the governor’s claim that the state has no money, expressing fear that the N17 billion project would constitute a huge drainpipe on the “weak economy” of the state.

In a statement issued on Tuesday by its spokesman, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the APC described the planned project as an avenue to siphon money from state treasury.

“The promotion of elite project while neglecting initiatives for the growth of local economy for the masses of the agrarian state was insensitive, wicked and selfish,” the party stated

The project, Olatunbosun said, was mooted by its promoter for the purpose of “characteristic flight of the state funds” as, according to him, offers little or no hope for the local economy.

While criticizing some community leaders for their “accomplice role” in the project mainly planned for the fancy of the few who see Ekiti State as their private property, Olatunbosun, condemned Fayose’s action of begging and cajoling some first class traditional rulers with “mouth-watering offers” to support “this wasteful venture.”

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Contending that an airport is not what Ekiti needs at the moment, Olatunbosun argued that airports in some neighboring states that are more economically viable have become inactive expressing fear that the same fate could befall the proposed airport.

He said: “Of what economic sense and use is an airport to the economy of Ekiti when the Akure Airport is less than one hour drive to Ado Ekiti?

“What has been the positive economic impact of the Akure airport on the economy of Ondo State, which has hundreds of big industries compared to Ekiti with none?

“We wonder why the governor could not learn anything on the poor state of Ibadan Airport in that highly industrialised city.

“To even think about such a needless and wasteful project has shown Fayose as very insensitive to the plight of the common man in Ekiti.

“A governor that prefers an airport that risks lack of patronage to infrastructural development that will be beneficial to the people is a governor that doesn’t care about the welfare of his people.”

[National Mirror]

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  1. olami

    September 23, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    that is the dumbest thing i ever heard, how and why is building an airport wasteful? does APC want Ekiti state too remaim backward? that is a very good way of developing the state and creating employment. God Bless Ayo Fayose and God will Judge APC and Fayemi

  2. bilyaminu salihu

    September 23, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Ekiti people guys have not seen anything yet,I thought u guy were clamoring for fayose all dis long? Why complaining now,as far as am concern up fayosel.

  3. Melly

    September 24, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Best governor ever!!!

  4. horlharyehmih

    September 25, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    There are some members of backwardness in APC coz when someone want to do something favourable to the citizen bt counting it as wasteful product. I don’t tink such people can be of good influence to the country. May God help you #Fayose# if u can do what is on yhur mind nd wat u planned to do.

  5. funmilola

    September 26, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    well don my fayose let the A.P.C eat there words.

  6. Bullet

    December 18, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    the so called Olatunbosun and APC chieftains in Ekiti are bastard.we need to ask their mother the true paternities of these usesless people who want to draw Ekiti people backward because of their so called backward party

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