…promises completion of legacy projects
Ekiti State Government will within the next few days refunded money
over-deducted from the salaries of workers for car, housing and
This followed the submission of the report by a committee set up by
the State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, that looked into the matter.
Speaking on an interview programme on radio and television in
Ado-Ekiti, Governor Fayose also promised that the legacy projects
embarked upon by his administration would be completed as scheduled.
In a statement on Tuesday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr
Idowu Adelusi, the governor said teachers, whose salaries were
over-deducted fell into those under the Teaching Service Commission
and the State Universal Basic Education Board.
While giving the assurance that the money would be refunded shortly,
the governor said steps had been taken to prevent a recurrence of such
thing in the future.
On the legacy projects such as the flyover, the new Ojaba Market and
the extension of the dualisation of the Ado-Ikere Road, Governor
Fayose gave the assurance that they would be completed on time.
He emphasized that the projects could not be in anyway rushed into
completion for cheap political reasons as being demanded by some
individuals and groups due to their nature.
While appealing for understanding and cooperation of the people over
inconveniences encountered as a result of the ongoing works,he said he
was not unaware of the pains and discomfort being faced by residents
in the process of executing the projects through occasional road
He clarified that contrary to insinuations in some quarters, the
projects being undertaken were not misplaced, saying certain
facilities that should ordinarily make a state capital or local
government headquarter look its worth were lacking in Ekiti State.
Fayose explained that he deliberately embarked on such projects in
order to creating long lasting legacies that would outlive him after
his tenure of office.
“Only a foolish leader or politician will be working for the purpose
of winning election alone but the wise one will do those things that
will take care of the future.
”The late Chief Obafemi Awolowo is still being remembered for what he
did. The dualisation of roads in Efon, Ikole and other places is
being done despite the paucity of funds. We need a leader who has the
vision and won’t be bogged down by paucity of funds or other
hindrances. I have taken it to personally impact on people’s lives
positively. We need to put the people first,” he said.
The governor enjoined the state workers, in their capacity as the
engine room of government, to rally round his administration to
deliver on its promises.
He threatened to soon embark on unscheduled visits to public offices
to ensure that issues relating to laziness and complacency among civil
servants became a thing of the past.
The governor warned that any worker caught abdicating his
responsibility in the process would be dealt with according to
necessary industrial law.
He used the occasion to announce that the 20th anniversary of the
state creation coming up on October 1,2016 would be low-keyed due to
the economic realities of the day.