The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has described as untrue the rumours making the rounds that he owns a university in Ghana and that he has increased tuition at the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.
The governor made this known at an interview with journalists.
Fayemi attributed the false report to the handiwork of the opposition.
“I don’t have a university anywhere in the world and I don’t even intend to have one. Instead I am picking up a lecturing job at EKSU come next session.
“My name is important to me. I am a Catholic and as someone who takes the Holy Communion, I won’t do anything that will desecrate this state and the Catholic Church”, he said.
Speaking further on the purported claim that government had increased tuition fees in EKSU, the Governor said the rumour is a clear ignorance on the part of the peddlers who do not know that the school management does not review fees in the middle of an academic session.
Fayemi added that rather than increase school fee, the university management was planning a downward review of tuition in some departments.
On the alleged non-payment of pension and gratuity, the Governor said the non-completion of some processes by some pensioners was responsible for the delay in payment of gratuity to some category of pensioners.
He said government does not owe pension but instead, we have increased pension by six per cent in order to help the pensioners meet the economic realities of the present time.