Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi said his government was not afraid of the probe, saying that this propelled the public procurement law reform he undertook for all transactions to be exhibited on Ekiti website for thorough financial scrutiny.
Fayemi said all the contracts were being displayed on the state’s website for the public to assess and scrutinise to embrace the open contracting culture and allow the citizens to take ownership of the government.
The governor spoke in Ado Ekiti, over the weekend, at a three-day public procurement workshop organised by the Public Private Development Centre (PPDC) in partnership with MacArthur Foundation.
Fayemi, who was represented by the state’s Commissioner for Budget, Mr. Femi Ajayi, said Ekiti had keyed into open contracting policy and complying with fiscal regulation via all-inclusive budgeting that would drive socio-economic policy for radical development.
“Ekiti State doesn’t joke with the budget process. No government jokes with budgeting and transformation of the economy.