Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti
All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured Ekiti State people that Governor Kayode Fayemi will fulfil all promises made during electioneering.
The party lauded Fayemi for what it described as populist and welfarist actions taken in the first week of his inauguration.
Describing Fayemi as a “good and dependable ambassador,” the party urged the people to continue to support the governor to deliver the dividends of democracy to them. It urged the people to pray for Fayemi to succeed so that his administration will take the state to greater heights.
Ekiti APC Publicity Secretary, Ade Ajayi, in a statement, yesterday, said the governor, in his first week, has taken some actions that showed he (Fayemi) loved the common man and has the people’s interest at heart.
Ajayi lauded Fayemi’s town hall meetings in the three senatorial districts. The party spokesman described Fayemi as a man of integrity who would keep his words, to make life easier for the people of the state.
He said: “The governor has announced the cancellation of education development levy imposed on pupils in private and public schools by the past administration, while free education would also return to public primary and secondary schools, as against the exorbitant fees under former governor Ayo Fayose.
“We applaud the governor for the return of the social security scheme that will alleviate the sufferings of our aged people, and it is also heartwarming that Ekiti pupils in public schools would be enjoying free meals latest by December. Fayemi will accord workers’ welfare his administration’s priority; pensioners, local government workers and teachers would not be left out in the scheme of things.
“The governor has expressed his readiness to pay all the backlog of workers and pensioners’ salaries and benefits, but, we plead for patience from our people.”
Ajayi also reiterated Fayemi’s call on APC candidates for state and federal legislatures, to extend hands of fellowship to contestants who lost at the primaries to face the general election as a united house.
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Meanwhile, Fayemi reportedly approved the immediate retirement of the Permanent Secretary, Office of Establishments and Training in the state’s civil service, Olusesan Alabi.
This was contained in a statement by Fayemi’s Chief Press Secretar, Yinka Oyebode, yesterday.
The statement directed Alabi to hand over to the most senior officer in the office.
He was sacked over the release of employment letters, even as late as yesterday, to those the immediate past governor, Ayo Fayose, directed should be employed.