All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi has revealed that the administration of outgoing governor, Ayodele Fayose has done nothing to alleviate the sufferings of the people of Ekiti State.
The former minister of Mines and Steels made this known in an interview, where he stated that civil servant in Ekiti State hasn’t received salary this year and pensioners haven’t received pension in 2018 and gratuity have not been paid for years.
“My quest to be governor again is borne out of my love for my state and commitment to the well-being of my people. Each time I move round Ekiti, I see the pains on the faces of the 25,000 elderly persons who benefited from our social security scheme; 600 people who were employed in the Peace Corps; 10,000 volunteers who took N10, 000 per month, among others but have been cut off from these safety nets by Governor Ayo Fayose. The complaints and agonies of the beneficiaries of many abandoned physical projects and social welfare programmes give me sleepless nights.
“For instance, hundreds of boreholes in public schools are abandoned and not functional for lack of maintenance. These people have no clear understanding of how to run public offices. The most painful aspect is workers’ welfare. This is painful because workers’ welfare was one of their (PDP) major premise of campaign back then. Most of our tertiary institutions now run epileptic calendar because of incessant strike. No civil servant in Ekiti State has received salary this year. Ditto, for the pensioners, none of them have received pension in 2018 and gratuity have not been paid for years. Yet, the government keeps lying to the public about the financial situation of the state.
By Augustine Akhilomen