Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has said that he is always ready to give account of how he managed the finances of the state in the last four years of his administration.
The Governor who was addressing citizens during his ‘Thank You’ tour of Ajoni , Ekiti South East, Ekiti East, Ayekire and Gbonyin council areas of the state on Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014, said he had managed the finances of the state with integrity and this was why the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had no reason to come to the state since he became Governor in 2010.
Governor Fayemi added that he had no reason to tamper with public funds in order to earn a living; saying that his source of livelihood is not hinged on the state treasury.
He stressed that he came into politics with a name that is reputed for integrity and will not quit politics with a soiled name.
The Governor while sharing information on how he has managed the state treasury to a jubilant crowd at the receptions held in his honour at the headquarters of the councils, said he would be waiting for anyone who has any information that can indict him for financial misappropriation.
Fayemi asserted that he had always given prominence to Ekiti State in all his dealings and that was why the development of Ekiti is paramount to him.
“I need not steal from the coffers if Ekiti state before I can make a living. Anyone who has information that Ekiti money is missing should come and meet me or take me to court. I have a name to protect and so I need not do anything that can soil my name. I am not like some people who do not have Ekiti development at heart”, he asserted.
The Governor added that the state is an open book even as his government made accountability and transparency its watchword.
He said the commitment to transparency led to the domestication of the freedom of information act in the state.
Fayemi stressed that he is the only Governor who declared his assets and even published it in national dailies as part of commitment to accountability.