Fayemi denies varsity ownership
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has denied rumours he owns a university in Ghana and that he increased tuition fees at the state university (EKSU), Ado Ekiti.
Speaking with journalists, Fayemi described the rumour as the handiwork of the opposition, who he claimed are desperate to take over the state.
The governor maintained that he does not own a university anywhere in the world and does not have the intention to establish one.
The governor, who warned Ekiti people not to allow themselves to be deceived, stressed that the pre-election period is usually characterized by “lies and cheap blackmail aimed at smearing the image of a candidate that is loved by the people”.
He urged the people to always investigate claims by the opposition concerning his government, saying that he is ready to clarify issues at all times.
On the increment in tuition fees, the governor described the rumour as a sign of 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”.
He said rather than increase school fees, the university management is planning a downward review of tuition in some departments.