Governor Fayemi of Ekiti state today ordered a 50% salary cut for all state political appointees. The governor made the announcement today and said it was a way to cushion the effect the coronavirus on the economy of the state. He went further to explain that the salary cut will not affect civil servants in the state only political appointees in his administration.
The global economy has been severely affected and has affected Nigeria’s economy as a nation and expectedly, Ekiti. As a responsive and responsible government, we have taken stock of our financial situation. “This sacrifice is for the welfare of Ekiti people above all other considerations.
“This is vis-a-vis the constantly decreasing receipts from the federation account, as well as the state’s dwindling internally generated revenue (IGR), and has, therefore, been forced to wake up to the current realities of the state’s fiscal position. “Your patriotism, patience, and co-operation are highly appreciated at all times.”
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