Ekiti State Cannot Appoint Political Officers For This Reason – Fayemi Reveals

Kayode Fayemi the Ekiti state governor has explained why he is yet to appoint political office holders despite having been sworn in over two months ago. Reports have it that the state is yet to appoint Commissioners and Special Advisers. The Secretary to Government (SSG), Chief of Staff (COS), Acting Head of Service (HOS), Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, as well as Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor, among few others had been appointed.   While addressing a news conference in Ado Ekiti on Monday, the governor said; ”I decided to delay appointment of politicians to government to enable me pay workers’ salaries. I don’t want to do media trial for anyone, so I have hired the services of a renowned audit firm to look into our finances, and the forensic state’s accounts will then be published during our 100 days in office in Jan. 2019,” he said. The governor revealed how the former Gov. Ayo Fayose, allegedly wasted N18b Paris Club Refund to Ekiti. Fayemi also talked about his promise to offset all the outstanding salary and pension before marking his first year in office.kayode fayemi Photo Credit: Getty


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