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Fayemi, Fayose in Verbal War over Appointment of Perm Secs

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IMAGE: Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti State Governor »


As the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, thursday announced the appointment of eight permanent secretaries at the twilight of his tenure, the state Governor-elect, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has branded the action as an attempt to politicise and rubbish the state civil service.

Fayose, in a statement in Ado-Ekiti thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, said recent actions taken by Fayemi had shown  that he was ‘desperate and playing politics of vendetta,’ to deliberately  put a  stumbling blocks on the way of the incoming administration.

He added that the incoming government would review most of the policies taken in the twilight of Fayemi’s government.
Fayemi, who  however,  predicated his action on his intention to inject new bloods into the state civil service and fill all vacancies occasioned by retirement of some senior bureaucrats , denied that the action was a ploy  to plant civil servants  who have sympathy for his party in the system.

The governor , who reacted through the state Information Commissioner, Mr. Tayo Ekundayo, said: “The eight appointments came as a result of vacancies occasioned by the retirement of some permanent secretaries in the civil service, which must be filled as a matter of
statutory obligation.

Lambasting the governor for allegedly erecting a landmines for his incoming government, Fayose said:  “As much as we are not opposed to people progressing in their chosen careers, one finds the recent appointments questionable. The questions the people of the state should ask Fayemi include which ministries the new permanent secretaries will be attached? Will two permanent secretaries man a ministry? Are there vacancies that the new permanent secretaries will fill?

“It is very ridiculous for Fayemi who has less than two weeks to leave office to appoint permanent secretaries for the incoming administration. It shows how evil the APC is.

“In the last four months, the outgoing government has created 19 new Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), employed 3,000 workers without following due process and right now, backlog of salaries of workers are yet to be paid and workers are currently on strike.

Defending the government’s action further, Fayemi declared: “And I can tell you that we are in government till October 15 and we will not hesitate to take the proper actions if there are vacancies to fill as long as there is budgetary provision for it.

“Opposition should not be worried for whatever action taken by our administration for we are going to be held responsible for whatever action taken in the last four years. They should stop crying blue murder when such did not arise.”

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

Updated 5 Years ago

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