UPDATED: Confusion in Ekiti over Cabinet Dissolution
With two weeks to the expiration of his tenure, Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has announced the dissolution of the State Executive Council.
Dr. Fayemi made the announcement during the last valedictory executive session held at the Council Chamber, Governor’s Office, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
He directed the political appointees to hand over to the most senior civil servants in their various ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
The governor expressed appreciation to the outgoing council members for their selfless service to the development of the state.
He equally thanked them for their utmost support and contributions towards the successes of his administration which he said had transformed the state and brought new lease of life to the people.
Dr Fayemi noted that the former members of his cabinet had written their names in gold and wished them success in their future endeavours.
In their brief remarks, the outgoing members of the cabinet took turns to share their experiences in governance in the last four years and thanked the governor for giving them the opportunity to serve Ekiti.
Meanwhile, Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has directed the commissioners and cabinet members to continue with government activities till the very last day of the administration on October 15.
The Governor gave the directive in Ado Ekiti during the valedictory session for members of the state executive council as well as members who served between 2010 and 2014 during his first term in office.
In a statement in Ado Ekiti, the chief Press Secretary to the Governor Mr Yinka Oyebode said Dr Fayemi had not dissolved his cabinet as reported by some media but only held last valedictory meeting with the cabinet members.
Governor Fayemi thanked all the past and current members of the Council for their sacrifices, patriotism, diligence and committment to the development of the state.
He noted that Ekiti State made appreciable improvement in all aspects of development, through the collective contributions of members of the Council.
In their brief remarks, members of the cabinet spoke about their experiences in the highest decision making body of the state, thanked the Governor for the opportunity given to them to contribute their quota to the development of the state.
The Governor later adjourned the council meeting sine die marking the end of the weekly meetings of the state til October 15 when his tenure will come to an end.