• Ekiti Government Rejects Senate’s Move To Probe Use Of FG’s Bailout Funds

    Ekiti Government Rejects Senate’s Move To Probe Use Of FG’s Bailout Funds

    According to reports, the Ekiti state government has rejected the Senate’s move to probe Federal Government’s bailout funds given to the state and others.

    It said that such a probe was unconstitutional.

    Meanwhile, the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said the greatest birthday gift he wanted the people of the state to give him was total support for him to do more for the state and her people.

    Speaking in Ado-Ekiti yesterday at a thanksgiving service to mark his 56th birthday, the governor […]

  • Senate lacks powers to probe how we spent bailout – Ekiti government

    Senate lacks powers to probe how we spent bailout – Ekiti government

    According to reports, the Ekiti State Government faulted the Senate over its plan to probe into the expenditure of the bailout granted the state by the Federal Government.

    The government specifically stated that the upper chamber of the National Assembly lacked the powers to do so in a letter sent to the Chairman, Senate Committee on State and Local Government Administration, Senator Gumel Abdullahi, by the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Mr. Owoseni Ajayi.

    In the letter dated […]

  • Fayose-Zenith Bank crisis: Ex-lawmaker wants banks to stop transactions with Ekiti government

    Fayose-Zenith Bank crisis: Ex-lawmaker wants banks to stop transactions with Ekiti government

    Sequel to the crisis of confidence brewing between Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, and the Zenith Bank, a member of the seventh House of Representatives, Hon. Bamidele Faparusi, has called on Nigerian Bankers’ Committee to order banks operating in the state to withdraw their services with the state government.

    Faparusi expressed worries over Fayose’s alleged directive to the Ministry, Department and Agencies (MDAs) of government to withdraw salary accounts of workers from the bank over seizure of the governor’s personal […]

  • Fayose orders Ekiti government to stop transacting business with Zenith Bank

    Fayose orders Ekiti government to stop transacting business with Zenith Bank

    Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has ordered the state to stop transacting business with Zenith Bank.

    The action is not unconnected with the face-off between him and Zenith on the freezing of his personal accounts domicilled in thebank by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    According to a circular from the Office of the Accountant General on Tuesday, all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) must comply with the order within 48 hours.

    The circular was addressed to the head of Service, permanent […]

  • Ekiti government to refund excess deductions on workers’ pay

    Ekiti government to refund excess deductions on workers’ pay

    The Ekiti State government says it would in the next few days refund money over-deducted from the salaries of workers for car, housing and computer loans.

    This followed the submission of the report by a committee set up by the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, which looked into the matter.

    Speaking on radio and television in Ado-Ekiti Tuesday, Governor Ayo Fayose also promised that the projects embarked upon by his administration would be completed as scheduled.

    The governor said teachers, whose salaries were over-deducted […]

  • Ekiti government to demolish more houses

    Ekiti government to demolish more houses

    Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has revealed his readiness to demolish more houses in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, to pave way for the ongoing construction of a flyover.

    Speaking on Monday evening during this month’s edition of his media chat, Meet Your Governor, aired on the major electronic media in the state, Fayose said the demolition exercise will commence on September 12.

    Fayose said the demolition of houses along the flyover route was to construct road beside the bridge to ease […]

  • Boat accident victims not World Bank officials – Ekiti government

    Boat accident victims not World Bank officials – Ekiti government

    The Ekiti State Government says the four persons who died during the week after their boat capsized at Egbe Dam in Gbonyin Local Government Area of the state were neither World Bank officials nor workers of the state government.

    It had been reported earlier that four World Bank consultants drowned in Egbe River on Tuesday night.

    The victims were said to have come from the Development Dams and Irrigation Schemes, Kaduna State, and had died when the boat carrying seven of them […]

  • Ekiti government compensates residents affected by construction work

    Ekiti government compensates residents affected by construction work

    The Ekiti State government has paid a compensation worth over four million naira to residents of Ise Ekiti and Emure Ekiti in Ekiti South senatorial district whose properties were affected by the ongoing construction of 1.5-kilometer dual carriage road in the two towns.

    Governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose on his arrival in Ise Ekiti, first inspected the level of work done by the contractor handling the road project before distributing the cheques to the residents whose properties were affected by […]

  • EFCC acting wickedly, on vendetta mission – Ekiti Government

    EFCC acting wickedly, on vendetta mission – Ekiti Government

    The Ekiti State Government has described the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s decision to appeal the Abuja Federal High Court judgment, granting Governor Ayodele Fayose’s ally, Mr Abiodun Agbele bail and awarding N5 million damages in his favour as a clear demonstration of the anti-corruption agency’s wickedness and show of vendetta against the governor.

    The government said it was curious that for the first time, EFCC was appealing against a judgment that merely enforced the fundamental rights of Mr Agbele by granting […]

  • We will pay salary arrears from FG loans – Ekiti government

    We will pay salary arrears from FG loans – Ekiti government

    The Ekiti Commissioner for Information, Mr. Lanre Ogunsuyi, has said the N1.3bn loan from the Federal Government will be used to pay part of the workers salary arrears from this week.

    He stated this in an interview in Ado Ekiti.

    Ogunsuyi said, “We are going to use the ‘Budget Adjustment Support facility’ to pay backlog of workers salaries. That is what it will be mainly used for. It is even not enough to clear the arrears. The workers will be paid this […]