Fani-Kayode opens up at last on bankrolling of his tours

Fani-Kayode speaking in Akwa Ibom State
Fani-Kayode speaking in Akwa Ibom State

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has opened up on bankrolling of his tours in different PDP states across the nation.

Fani-Kayode, who assaulted a journalist for asking him who bankrolled his tour, finally answered the question, saying that nobody is bankrolling his tour.

He described his visits across the country as a fact finding assessment meant to evolve strategies that could help solve the country’s challenges.

Fani-Kayode, again apologized over the media outburst in Calabar, Cross River State, saying it is an action he regretted.

Speaking at a media chat to mark the end of his visit to Akwa Ibom State, Fani-Kayode said he was very impressed with the strides of Governor Udom Emmanuel in Akwa Ibom State.

Fani-Kayode, who was emphatic on his source of funding for the tour said, “I am not being bankrolled by anyone. If I am being funded for this fact finding mission, I won’t be able to have a mind of my own.”

The former presidential spokesperson said the visit was a personal sacrifice which he had no regret undertaking.

“Akwa Ibom has really impressed me. I want to say this, you are blessed to have a Governor in mould of Mr Udom Emmanuel.”

“Governor Udom Emmanuel has attracted massive investments into Akwa Ibom State, you can only achieve that if you have an enabling environment. Gov Emmanuel is a focused and very disciplined professional,” he said.

Stressing that the visit was his first ever, he maintained that, “I have never been to Akwa Ibom before but what I have witnessed since I came in has been mind-blowing. The state is not only very beautiful but truly blessed.”

The PDP chieftain whose recent outburst against a journalist in Cross River State sparked uproar in the media circle expressed regrets for the action, saying it was not worthy coming from a leader.

“I very much regret the Cross-River State incident, I let my anger becloud my better judgement. I deeply regret my actions on that day. My response was disproportionate and unacceptable, that is why I had to apologize to my family, friends and the Media world.

“No leader should ever be found wanting on such. I have reached out to the person in question and I am still reaching out to him again in love personally to say I deeply regret my actions towards him on that very day.



  1. This drug addict who depends on handouts is the one bankrolling his fantasy tours. Imagine him saying that if he is financed by someone he will not have his mind, do you ever have a mind other than the one drugs have destroyed. Have you criticised any of the governors your tour has taken you to? Shameless flunkey!

  2. The damage done in his brain is irreparable even he stop smoking this second.
    No one should take him serious

  3. Anyone who makes a mistake, realizes that a mistake was made and apologize for his/her mistake deserve forgiveness. FFK I applaud your courage.

  4. Why is a police man following this man around. He is a private citizen at this point, and should not have a police orderly acting as his wingman on the tax payers dime. This man should not be venerated the way he is at the moment. It is this media attention that has allowed him to continue in this stupid grandiosity. The police and media have more urgent and important duties out there, and should not be at the beck and call of a despicable repulsive personality like this Fani idiot. Nothing he has achieved has earned him any reputation deserving of any kind of attention. The media most especially should take note of the insult his undeserved coverage has already brought to media professionals.

    • Anybody in Nigeria can get a police orderĺy as long as you are ready to pay. Apply for one in a police station

  5. Stop smoking your stuff then we’ll believe your apologies,can a leopard change it’s Spot, this is medicine after death

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