Ahead of July 14 Governorship election in Ekiti State, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has assured the people of Ekiti State that if elected as governor, his administration would revive the social intervention programmes in his first tenure.
He disclosed this during a campaign tour of Irepodun/Ifelodun and parts of Gbonyin Local Government Area. Towns visited include Eyio, Iworoko, Afao, Are, Igbemo, Iluomoba, Ijan.
The former minister of Mines and Steels noted that the life-changing schemes would big incentive such as payment of monthly stipends to the aged, Youth in Commercial Agriculture Development (YCAD), Youth Volunteer Corps, Entrepreneurship Scheme, Free Health Programme, rural development, as well as Fayemi regular payment and promotion of workers and regular payment of pensioners’ entitlements.
“You are all my witnesses that I am a promise keeper. I have not changed from what you have always known me for. I will never ban okada or sack teachers and local government workers because I am not a promoter of sufferings.
“I made salary payment my priority, including securing World Bank assistance to pay teachers’ rural posting and core subjects allowances. We shall continue to fulfill this obligation, including looking for new ways to promote the welfare of all categories of workers.”
By Augustine Akhilomen