Former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has been asked to be take a bow after being drilled for close to 50 minutes by the Senate to be confirmed as Minister.
Questions about the debt burden he left for Ekiti State as Governor were thrown at him as well as how he went about running the outlawed Radio Kudirat through unconventional borders and the huge amount he spent in building and furnishing the Government House in Ado Ekiti.
He denied spending money irresponsibly on the project which he said was actually among the cheapest in the country.
He was also asked what he had to say about the challenges in the nation’s education system of which he noted that enrolment, particularly in the North was still a problem bedeviling the sector.
He stated that the National Universities Commission, NUC, cannot regulate and operate at the same time, adding that, “We need to look at our curriculum, we need to look at teachers’ quality. We need to make public education attractive.”
He was also tasked on what he feels can be done about reforms in the nation’s foreign policy, poverty eradication, revenue generation for the government and his plans for the security of the nation. Fayemi, however, wowed the Senators with his wealth of experience as he answered their questions chronologically.