Ekiti keys into FG’s bail-out programme, meets conditions

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CIVIL servants in Ekiti State who are frowning over the delay in the payment of salaries ‎will soon smile, as the state government has keyed into the bail-out plan for states recently introduced by the Federal Government and has met all conditions necessary to access the fund. The state government gave the information in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, adding that it would complement its efforts at prudently managing the resources of the state to meet the expectations of all Ekiti people. In a statement sent to newsmen after the Executive Council meeting presided over by Deputy Governor Kolapo Olusola, the Commissioner for Finance, Chief Toyin Ojo, said the Ayodele Fayose- led administration had
taken all necessary steps to benefit from the fresh plan by the FG to ameliorate the financial conditions of state governments. Ojo therefore called on public servants in the state who are currently on strike to return to their duty posts and remember that Fayose’s love for civil servants and Ekiti people in general remained firm. Also briefing newsmen, the Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Owoseni Ajayi, frowned at the fresh attempt by the Presidency and some of its agencies to harass, intimidate and threaten officials of the state government over issues long-determined and settled by the Supreme Court. ‎”We condemn in strong terms alleged threat, intimidation, harassment and embarrassment of officials of the state government by agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC, the Department of State Security, DSS, and even The Presidency over issues already settled by Supreme Court. “The allegations are to coerce the people of the state and they should note that ‎the government was popularly elected by the people of the state about two years ago and the All Progressives Congress, APC, which was defeated then went through all legal processes …Read More

Source:: Nigerian Pilot