Governor Ayodele Fayose, of Ekiti state, visited the presidential villa in Abuja attending the national economic council meeting chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
Fayose dared Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Rivers where there were incidents of violence ahead of the legislative rerun election and in Ekiti.
He described the economic retreat as a jamboree. Read his statement:
“I was at the retreat and I can tell Nigerians categorically that it was just a jamboree. It was a waste of over N250m public fund because most of the resource persons were the same people who ran their states aground.
“Instead of wasting over N250 million on such a jamboree, it would have been better if the fund was given to those downtrodden Nigerians, who are trading with as little as N5,000.
“For instance, at N10,000 each, N250 million will go round 25,000 pepper sellers whose capital is not more than N5,000 and that would go a long way in boosting their trade,” he had said.