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GEJ Faults El-rufai’s Claims On Ecological Fund Disbursement by femimat(m): 6:42pm On May 26, 2017
GEJ faults el-Rufai’s claims on ecological fund disbursement


Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advised Nigerians not take seriously the Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, concerning his statement on how the Ecological Fund was spent during the Jonathan administration.

Jonathan in a statement by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, on Friday, had reacted to el-Rufai’s claim, describing it as untrue.

El-Rufai had, on Thursday at the National Executive Council meeting, said, “What President Goodluck Jonathan did was to take N2bn each from the Ecological Fund and give to some PDP states.

“Any PDP state that was not his friend, like Kano and Kwara, didn’t get.”

However, the former President said it was only the states that met the criteria for accessing the fund that received it.

Jonathan said even some states governed by his staunch supporters such as Akwa Ibom and Ekiti did not receive the fund.

The statement reads in part, “It is so easy to expose Mallam Nasir el-Rufai … as Akwa-Ibom, a PDP state governed by the then Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum and a close confidante of the then President, Senator Godswill Akpabio, did not get the monies alluded to by Mallam el-Rufai from the Ecological Fund, as did multiple other PDP states, including Ekiti state, a state governed by a thoroughbred patriot and Jonathan supporter, Ayo Fayose.”

Jonathan said states ruled by the Labour Party and the All Progressive Grand Alliance also received the fund.

“Also, it is false that non-PDP states did not get monies from the fund… States under non-PDP parties like APGA and Labour party also benefitted.

“The fact remains that the Ecological Fund is a specialised fund with certain constitutional requirements which must be met before a state can access the funds.

“Every state benefited from the fund under President Jonathan who bent over backwards to accommodate states that had difficulty meeting the criteria for accessing the fund.”

He said el-Rufai’s was intentionally silent on the over N10bn specially deployed to fund the Great Green Wall project in some northern states, in view of the need to work with the rest of Africa on the African initiative to check desert encroachment in the Sahel.

“The states included Zamfara, Jigawa, Kebbi, Sokoto, Katsina, Adamawa, Yobe, Borno and Kano, which belong to el-Rufai’s class of ‘non-friendly’ states that he claimed never benefited from any discretionary fund,” the statement added.

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Re: GEJ Faults El-rufai’s Claims On Ecological Fund Disbursement by Paperwhite(m): 6:44pm On May 26, 2017
So the National Ecological Fund(NEF) that is determined by states/regions affected by natural disaster & discussed during council meetings is what this man fusing about? Nobody should be taken aback about the bigotry that is deeply ingrained in the midget call El'Rufai.Guess Kaduna people have see all he can offer?

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Re: GEJ Faults El-rufai’s Claims On Ecological Fund Disbursement by OAUTemitayo: 6:45pm On May 26, 2017
GEJ just backed what Elrufai the midget said. Only allies of PDP led government got the fund. There was no marginalisation then, Now that the table don turn, there is marginalisation
Re: GEJ Faults El-rufai’s Claims On Ecological Fund Disbursement by digoster(m): 6:47pm On May 26, 2017
Hellrufai is just a clown

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Re: GEJ Faults El-rufai’s Claims On Ecological Fund Disbursement by CROWNWEALTH019(m): 6:48pm On May 26, 2017
cheesy APC see your life...

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Re: GEJ Faults El-rufai’s Claims On Ecological Fund Disbursement by Angeleena(m): 6:50pm On May 26, 2017
why should, Gej waste his precious, time replying, imbecilic rufai??

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Re: GEJ Faults El-rufai’s Claims On Ecological Fund Disbursement by DieBuhari: 7:02pm On May 26, 2017
Yoruba Muslims will find a hole in this wonderful defence put up by GEJ
Re: GEJ Faults El-rufai’s Claims On Ecological Fund Disbursement by eyizlive(m): 7:35pm On May 26, 2017
Angeleena:
why should, Gej waste his precious, time replying, imbecilic rufai??

did u take small out of your own 'precious time' to read the intro?...if u did n your brain didn't see that as a response...ur brain is not respnsible.
Re: GEJ Faults El-rufai’s Claims On Ecological Fund Disbursement by ivandragon: 8:05pm On May 26, 2017
APC's stock in trade...

el-rufia & his fellow liars were simply trying to create a distraction...

by the time Nigerians would have finished 'blasting' GEJ's discrimination of non-PDP states, May 29 would have come & gone without our president in diaspora giving a Democracy Day speech...
Re: GEJ Faults El-rufai’s Claims On Ecological Fund Disbursement by MDsambo: 8:06pm On May 26, 2017

Re: GEJ Faults El-rufai’s Claims On Ecological Fund Disbursement by Nobody: 8:13pm On May 26, 2017
El Rufai spoke the obvious...

Jonathan was partisan in his dealings with Nigerians.

He was a disaster in government.
Re: GEJ Faults El-rufai’s Claims On Ecological Fund Disbursement by ojobek: 8:29pm On May 26, 2017
OAUTemitayo:
GEJ just backed what Elrufai the midget said.
Only allies of PDP led government got the fund.
There was no marginalisation then,
Now that the table don turn,
there is marginalisation
You go school atall?where is your brain?
Re: GEJ Faults El-rufai’s Claims On Ecological Fund Disbursement by OAUTemitayo: 8:31pm On May 26, 2017
ojobek:
You go school atall?where is your brain?
If you have brain at all, you will look at all the states listed by GEJ and tell me where a single APC state was mentioned.
Abi na goat brain dey your head ni?

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