Politics

Ekiti Govt. Slashes Salaries of Political Appointees By 50 Percent

The Ekiti state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has slashed the salaries of political appointees in the state by 50 percent with immediate effect.

The Commissioner for Information and Value Orientation, Aare Muyiwa Olumilua made this known in a statement in Ado Ekiti.

According to Aare Olumilua, the decision was as a result of the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic which made the global economy to be severely affected.

He explained that the pay cut would be channeled into the execution, and completion of developmental projects in the state.

The Commissioner stated that the pay cut would affect the governor, the deputy governor and all political appointees down the line but salaries of civil servants would not be affected.

Amos Ogunrinde

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