Fayose Shuns Buhari’s Meeting On Economic Crisis

Abiodun Oluwarotimi, Abuja

Ekiti state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday afternoon shunned the meeting convened by President Mohammadu Buhari in Aso Rock, Abuja.
The meeting which had the attendance of almost all the governors in Nigeria was focused on the economic crisis rocking the country.

Fayose, a major critic of President Buhari’s administration didn’t attend the meeting and as well didn’t send his deputy to represent him as done by few governors who didn’t attend the meeting which started at exactly 2pm is holding inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Also at the meeting were Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.

Details of the meeting is still sketchy as at press time but insiders said it was all about the economic crisis facing the country.

The issue of the fulani herdsmen attacking some parts of the country was also discussed, according to sources.

Commenting on the issue, Governor Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr. Lere Olayinka, told Nigerian Concord over the telephone that his principal left abuja this afternoon after attending a meeting of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum.

Olayinka continued that Fayose’s absence shouldn’t be connected to his critical position on most of the president’s policies.

He added that his boss had to rush down to Ekiti State in order to receive some of his colleagues and guests that were coming to the state for projects commissioning which has been scheduled for tomorrow.

“Fayose wasn’t the only governor that didn’t attend the meeting with President Buhari. The governor of Taraba and some others didn’t attend too. They have already arrived Ekiti state for the projects commissioning” he concluded.

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