Fayemi inaugurates four govt officials, expresses sadness as lawmaker dies

Kayode Fayemi
Kayode Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, has sworn-in four government officials, calling on them to be guided by the principle guiding their office.

Fayemi, said he is not unmindful of equal representation of all the sectors in the society, saying that those first appointment where chosen based on integrity, competence, dedication and loyalty.

He charged the four appointees for total commitment and dedication to Ekiti State on the four agenda of the present administration, saying Ekiti people wants results and not lamentations.

The officials are the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, the Chief of Staff, Hon. Biodun Omoleye, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Wale Fapohunda and Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Dapo Kolawole.

Governor Fayemi, while speaking with newsmen expressed sadness on the death of a lawmaker in Ekiti State, Hon Michael Adedeji, who was shot last week Friday in Ado Ekiti, but died on Monday morning.

Fayemi described the killing as unfortunate and shocking, urging the security apparatuses in the state to fish out the killers and also stop all politically motivated killings.

The Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Adeniran Alagbada, confirmed that the lawmaker died Monday’s morning at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti (FETHI), where he received medicare before his death.

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) lawmaker was one of those lawmakers that fell out with former governor Ayodele Fayose before he exited office.

Speaking with journalists on the matter, the Speaker linked the attack to assassination, saying : “nothing of his belongings was taken away by these assailants .

“Some people threatened him on facebook that they would deal with him for betraying ex-Governor Fayose before he was shot. They were not happy with the way he has been cooperating with Fayemi.

“They trailed him from Akure and when he thought he could take a reverse and escaped, they shot him at close range from where the killers were hiding , so the killing was predetermined.

“Even another member of the House, Hon Cecilia Dada was being threatened by member of Osoko Mass Movement, political platform of Mr. Fayose that they will deal with her.

“We have prepared a letter to security agencies and we are going to hold a plenary to decide when the burial will hold“.

Fayemi said he was with the security chiefs in Ekiti recently, where they deliberated on how to tackle all forms of unwarranted killings in the state before the evil men struck like thieves in the night and shot Hon Adedeji.

“This death came to us as unfortunate and shocking. But we are going to put up new security measures to ensure that Ekiti is safe for all of us. The kind of security we are going to put in place won’t be one that will make government part of security agents like we have in the past. We will allow them do their jobs while we provide the needed logistics.

“This is a challenge that the security agencies must do more to protect our people. They have to be alive to their responsibilities”, he said.

The governor urged the new appointees to see hardwork, diligence and honesty as their watchwords , saying they should also be loyal to the government and the people at the grassroots.

“Whoever found among you not doing enough to be close to the people at the grassroots and also loyal to the government by being honest and hardworking will be relieved of his position.

“Ekiti people are expecting much from us and that was why they voted for us. We have to buckle up and work hard so that we won’t betray the people’s confidence in this government”, Fayemi said.

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