Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has said that the state has capacity for only 14 commissioners.
Fayose, who made the declaration yesterday while featuring on his monthly media chat programme, on the electronic channels tagged “Meet Your Governor,” said he deliberately refused to announce names of commissioners since he assumed office because of scarcity of funds.
According to him, the immediate past administration appointed more than enough number of commissioners as well as 102 special advisers.
He noted that the present economic situation in the state will not allow him to repeat such a trend, assuring the people that the list of the commissioners would be presented to the state House of Assembly within 48 hours.
According to him, there was no need appointing people into political offices when there was no money to pay them at the end of the day.
He pointed out that various measures had been put in place by his government towards ensuring that the current economic crisis in the country did not bite too much on the people of the state.
Fayose, also called on all persons who bought plots of land as well as houses from the state government since 2003, but who were yet to pay up to date to do the needful within a reasonable period of time to avoid such facilities from being taken away from them.
Speaking on security issues in the state, Fayose threatened that any resident who allowed his house or building to be used as accommodation or warehouse by armed robbers would be demolished immediately.
On the burnt Oja Oba Market in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, he said the present occupants of the shops had up to August this year to vacate the market to give room for reconstruction.
According to him, the fire incident, which consumed the market recently, could have been prevented if there was a way the state fire services could get inside the market to put out the fire.
Giving an update on the recent staff verification exercise, Fayose disclosed that 49,066 had so far been screened out of the 48,257 verified, saying 809 were unverifiable or “ghosts”.

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