Governor Fayemi Reveals The “Staggering” Salaries Nigerian Professors Receive, Says They Earn Higher Than Him

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State says professors in Nigerian universities earn as much as he does, and that, in some cases, they earn more than him on a monthly basis.

Fayemi made the statement while speaking with journalists on Monday in Paris, at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s interactive session with Nigerians living in France.

The governor said that as a governor, he earns N500,000 monthly salary, arguing that a professor sometimes earns more than that.

The former minister of solid minerals development, who berated Nigeria academicians for not taking advantage of certain opportunities said it was unnecessary for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to have embarked on its ongoing industrial action.

He said ASUU and Nigerian tertiary institutions have benefited greatly under Buhari’s administration than at other times.

“If you talk about tertiary education, ASUU is on strike; but you ask yourself, ‘Why is ASUU on strike?’

“ASUU claimed that it is on strike because it wants improvement in the fortunes of education in Nigeria and that government has not lived up to expectations.

“I make bold to say that no government has done as much as this government has done — not just for ASUU, but also for tertiary education in our country.

“Is it enough? Absolutely, it’s not going to be enough. We have to keep doing more.

“But, ask yourself, ‘What was the average wage in the university system before?’

“A university professor earns more than me as a governor. My salary as a governor is N500,000. Most university professors earn about the same amount, if not more.

“Yes, you may argue that there are other opportunities available, there are also other opportunities that are available that are not being taken advantage of by our academics,” Fayemi said.

The governor added that the academic body cannot deny President Buhari’s effort in adding more value to the country’s education sector.

He said, “I do not think that ASUU, on its own strength, can argue that government has not done well.

“There is hardly any institution in Nigeria today, including state universities, that has not had the benefit of the Federal Government intervention.

“It is either the government is building an auditorium or rehabilitating a laboratory or improving on students’ hostels in virtually all the universities as I speak to you.”

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Governor Fayemi Revokes Allocation Of 800 Shops At Multi-billion Naira New Oja Oba Market, Orders Refund

About 800 shops allocated under the administration of ex-governor Ayodele Fayose have been revoked.
Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Thursday ordered the immediate cancellation of the allocation of over 800 shops at the multi-billion naira new Oja Oba Market in Ado Ekiti.
The cancellation of the shop allocations was conveyed via a statement in Ado-Ekiti by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, which said that the action followed Fayemi’s inspection of the facilities of the market earlier in the week.
News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the market, which is adjacent to the palace of the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo, was reconstructed after the demolition of the old market which was razed by fire about three years ago.
However, construction works at the new market — the largest in the state – had reached about 80 per cent completion when the tenure of former Gov. Ayodele Fayose ended last month.
NAN also reports that the hurried allocation of the shops to subscribers by the Fayose-administration then generated some controversies, as some residents, including traditional chiefs, alleged bias in the manner in which the shops were allocated.
“It has been discovered that the market complex is not ready for use.
“A structural evaluation of the complex shows that some considerable construction works are required to fix the inherent structural defects which have made the buildings unsafe for use.
A structural evaluation of the complex shows that some considerable construction works are required to fix the inherent structural defects which have made the buildings unsafe for use.
“As this process would take some time, the governor has, therefore, directed that the process of allocation of
shops be stopped immediately.
“The governor also directed that all subscribers with proofs of payment for shops in the market should be
refunded.
“The ministries of works and commerce have consequently been ordered to work out a seamless arrangement for the market’s completion and allocation,’’ the statement added.
-NAN

‘Stop Lamenting,’ Fayose’s Aide Fires Shot At Fayemi

Lere Olayinka, a media Aide to Mr. Ayodele Fayose, the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, has advised the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to face governance and stop lamenting.

He said “Fayose has left office and the legacy projects done by his government can be seen by the people of Ekiti, he (Fayemi) should rather use the few months he will spend as governor to redeem his image as a prodigal governor, who used Ekiti heritage, including shares to obtain N5 billion loan from EcoBank illegally.”

Olayinka, who was reacting to Fayemi’s accusation of Fayose’s government of not properly handling the projects he left behind in 2014, said; “As a temporary governor, he (Fayemi) should know that he has a very limited time to spend and should devote his time and resources to things that the people of Ekiti can point to as his achievements after the mandate that was stolen for him might have been retrieved.”

The former governor’s spokesman said “Ikogosi Resort was never abandoned. Rather, what the Fayose government did was to first hand it over to a private company to manage and when the company left because it was unable to meet up with the expected revenue, the government put machineries in motion to seek private investors to take over the resort.

“As at the time we left government, no private investor had shown interest and rather than making noise, Fayemi should continue from where we stopped by intensifying efforts to seek investors to manage the Ikogosi Resort because there is nowhere in the world where government runs such business profitably.

“Most importantly, it is on record that Fayemi spent over N1.2 billion to renovate the Ikogosi Hotel in 2012, let him tell the public how much revenue his government realized from it before he left office.

“On the Oba Adejugbe General Hospital, Ado Ekiti, which was uncompleted when Fayemi commissioned in 2014, initially, we opted for Public Private Partnership (PPP), which did not materialize. Thereafter, through the government’s ‘Saving One Million Lives Project’, it was equipped with close to N15 million at first instance and Fayemi’s government should improve on that instead of lamenting.

“Finally, we wish to remind Fayemi to also endeavor to take pressmen to the site of the new governor’s office along NTA Road in Ado Ekiti on which he spent over N300 million, and the other invisible projects on which he spent the N25 billion bond he took during his first tenure.”

Great Tension As The Fearless Fayose Challenges Abba Kyari, Amaechi, Fayemi, Other Top APC Chieftains

The former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said that he has thrown up a challenge to President Muhammadu Buhari’s men, by submitting himself for investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Fayose made this known through his Spokesman, Lere Olayinka, at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos State, where Fayose is facing trial for alleged money laundering, and charges bordering on financial misappropriation.

The former Governor, was granted bail to the tune of N50 million, and the case has been adjourned till November 19.

Listing the names of some prominent Politicians in the All progressives Congress, APC, Olayinka said that there are complaints against them that are worth investigating.

“It is a challenge to the APC-led Federal Government. Fayose has thrown a challenge to them. Those who are being accused among them should also do the same. They should also go to the EFCC and say here I am… I have come to clear my name, I am submitting myself to be investigated and to be prosecuted, if need be”, he said.

“I read yesterday, that the APC Chairman went to court to say that he should not be tried. He should rather go to the EFCC and submit himself to be investigated, like Ayo Fayose has done. That is how Nigeria should be run.

“When somebody accuses you of committing a crime, it is better for you to also come out and say, ‘here I am, I did not commit this crime, let us go through the normal judicial process, so that I will be able to clear my name.

“That is what President Buhari’s men should do. That is what APC people should do. That is what the likes of Kayode Fayemi should do.

“When we were in government, I personally submitted a petition to the EFCC against Kayode Fayemi, the House of Assembly did the same, the SSG did the same, the EFCC did not do anything on those petitions.

“We have records of petitions against the likes of Amaechi, we have records of complaints against the likes of former SGF, Babachir Lawal, we have records about complaints against the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and several people like that. They should also follow suit, and do what former Governor Fayose did, and submit themselves to be investigated.”

Ekiti Election Tribunal Adjourns Till Wednesday

The Ekiti Governorship Election Tribunal was on Tuesday forced to adjourn until Wednesday due to the inability of the respondents to complete inspection of electoral materials, the petitioners tendered.

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The petitioners, the Peoples Democratic Party, and its candidate in the Ekiti July 14 governorship election, Prof. Olusola Kolapo had approached the tribunal to challenge the outcome of the election.

The respondents in the suit are the All Progressives Congress, Kayode Fayemi, the eventual winner of the election and the Independent National Electoral Commission. Adebayo Adelodun (SAN), a member of the petitioners’ legal team, sought for adjournment after he tendered some certified true copies of Permanent Voters’ Registers for three local government areas.

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Adelodun sought for the adjournment as the respondents were yet to complete inspection of the materials already tendered.

Justice Suleiman Belgore, chairman of the tribunal, adjourned the case until October 24 for the continuation of hearing. The petitioners tendered certified true copies of PVRs for 100 units from three local government areas.

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Earlier, Roland Otaru (SAN), another member of the petitioners’ legal team had complained that the respondents’ counsel was not cooperating on the issue of inspection of the electoral materials. The senior advocate stated that the inspection by the respondents was too slow, saying that, “it took them like one hour to inspect PVR of one unit.”

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Counsel to INEC, Chief Charles Uwensuyi-Edosomwan (SAN), stated that it was not true that the respondents were not cooperating with the petitioners. Other respondents’ counsel, Abiodun Owonikoko (SAN) and John Olusola Baiyese (SAN), aligned themselves with the submissions of INEC’s counsel.

Dr. Kayode Fayemi was sworn-in as the governor of Ekiti State.

Fayemi, who won the July 14 governorship election held in the state on the platform of All Progressives Congress was sworn-in on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti.

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He defeated the then Deputy Governor of the state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Professor Kolapo Olusola, and other candidates to emerge the winner of the election. The Independent National Electoral Commission declared that Fayemi polled 197,459 votes, while, his closest rival, Olusola got 178,121 votes.

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The 53-year-old governor is a native of Isan-Ekiti in Oye Local Government of Ekiti State. He was defeated by Mr Ayodele Fayose in 2014. This is his second term as the governor of the state. The state Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, administered the Oath of Office on Fayemi on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti.

NAN reports that the Fayemi, a former Minister of Mines and Steel, was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress with 197,459 votes, against his closest opponent, Prof. Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party who scored 178,121 votes.

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He will serve for only four years, having been governor of the state between 2010 and 2014 under the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria. NAN reports that President Muhammadu Buhari was represented at the event by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha.

Also present were the governors of Kaduna, Nasir el-Rufa’i; Oyo, Abiola Ajumobi; Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu, and Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode.

The Ekiti Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Thursday in Abuja admitted as exhibits, electoral materials used in Efon Local Government Area a few months ago governorship election in Ekiti.

The materials were tendered by Professor Olusola Kolapo, governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the July 14 election, through his counsel, Mr Yusuf Ali (SAN). The defence team had objected to the admissibility of the documents, stating that they were not pleaded and some of the wards mentioned were not in contention. Ali in his response said that he pleaded all the documents and certified true copies of the electoral materials attached to prove his case.

 

See What Happened To Governor Fayemi As He Attends First NEC MEETING

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was the cynosure of all eyes on Thursday as he joined other state governors for a meeting of the National Economic Council.

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The council chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has all state governors and relevant ministers as members. The meeting is holding inside the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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Fayemi, a former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, is attending the council’s meeting for the first time as Ekiti State Governor under the current dispensation having been inaugurated on Tuesday. He arrived at the venue of the meeting at about 10.54am to the embrace of his colleagues who felicitated with him on his election and inauguration.

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He went around the hall to have a handshake with his colleagues. Cameramen and photographers had a field day taking his shots as he moved from one point to the other. The meeting started around 11.05a.m when the Vice President called for the rendition of the National anthem. The opening Muslims prayer was offered by the Niger State Governor, Sani Bello.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Fayemi as the winner of the July 14 governorship election. The results indicated that Fayemi polled 197,459 votes while his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, got 178,121 votes.

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The 53-year-old governor is a native of Isan-Ekiti in Oye Local Government of Ekiti State. He was defeated by Mr Ayodele Fayose in 2014. This is his second term as the governor of the state. The state Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, administered the Oath of Office on Fayemi on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti.

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He will serve for only four years, having been governor of the state between 2010 and 2014 under the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria.

It was reported that President Muhammadu Buhari was represented at the event by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha. Also present were the governors of Kaduna, Nasir el-Rufa’i; Oyo, Abiola Ajumobi; Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu, and Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode.

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has announced his first set of appointments. In a statement released Tuesday evening, the governor named Mr. Abiodun Oyebanji as Secretary to the State Government. The governor also appointed Mr. Biodun Omoleye as the Chief of Staff and Mr. Yinka Oyebode as Chief Press Secretary.

Mr. Oyebode, a seasoned journalist, served as CPS to the governor in his first term. He later served as Special Adviser on Media to him when he was Minister of Mines and Steel Development. “The appointments are with immediate effect,” the statement said.

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr.Kayode Fayemi has named a 19-member transition committee saddled with the responsibility of organising a hitch-free handing over and the inauguration of a new government come October 16, 2014. The 19-member transition committee comprises of top functionaries of the present administration in the state and nominees of the Governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.

According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, the inaugural meeting of the committee holds in Ado-Ekiti on Monday. The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji (Dr) Ganiyu Owolabi is the Chairman of the committee, while the Permanent Secretary, Political and Economy Department, Barrister Bamidele Agbede is the Secretary.

Omoleye, a former University administrator and former Chairman of Ijero Local Government, had also served as Special Adviser in the Governor’s Office. Oyebode, a seasoned journalist, served as Chief Press Secretary to the Governor during Fayemi’s first term.

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MURIC warns Fayemi not to make the same mistake Fayose made during his tenure

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has just been sworn in, but some of his early decisions have not gone down well with some people after the Muslim Rights Concern made their feelings know towards his first three appointments.

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MURIC said Fayemi is following the same route former governor Fayose took by not considering Muslims for major positions in his administration.  Fayemi had on Tuesday evening, named Abiodun Oyebanji as Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Biodun Omoleye as Chief of Staff, COS, and Yinka Oyebode as Chief Press Secretary, CPS.

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The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has frowned at the first appointments made by the newly inaugurated Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. In a statement signed by the Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, and forwarded to reporters, the group wondered why no single Muslim was among the first three appointments since both the governor and his deputy are Christians.

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“It is a dangerous signal considering what Muslims in the state went through under the dictator and totalitarian ruler, Ayodele Fayose who is currently rehearsing his incarceration songs in EFCC cell in Abuja.

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“In flagrant demonstration of gymnastic religiosity and excessive hate action, Fayose demolished our mosques. He forbade the learning of Arabic language in the state. He encouraged matchet-brandishing masquerades and thugs to attack Muslim worshippers inside their mosques.

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“The blood of Muslims flowed freely on the streets of Ekiti. Fayose’s ordeal has just started. We remember that we promised to visit him in Kirikiri. We hope to keep that promise very soon.

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“Under Fayose’s administrative misadventure, the deputy governor, speaker, deputy speaker, SSG, COS, all the judges in the state, all the fourteen (14) commissioners, all the special advisers except one, all the twenty six (26) permanent secretaries, all the 14 permanent secretaries, all the board chairmen, all the chairmen and members of boards of Ekiti State University, the colleges of education and health technology as well as all the sixteen (16) local government caretaker chairmen except one were Christians. Muslims in the state who constitute no less than 35% of the total population were totally eclipsed. It had better not happen again under Fayemi.

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“Yesterday’s appointments hit us pretty hard. Three straight appointments at a go and none went to a Muslim. Incidentally, all three appointments are very crucial. They are personnel who must essentially stay close to the governor every hour of the day. We are becoming disillusioned.

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“Et tu Fayemi! How can the Muslims start getting the same treatment they received under Fayose when they gave you massive support during the election? We know you as a moderate and tolerant Christian. Have you changed? What went wrong? We hope our fears will be addressed in the next few days and weeks as your government takes proper shape. It is only fair that Muslims are given proper representation in the appointment of commissioners, board chairmen, etc.

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“It is on record that Muslims received good attention during Fayemi’s first tenure as governor of the state and we expect nothing less. Fayemi was the first governor in the whole South West to allow female Muslim students in public schools to use hijab even without any protests or legal action. That action alone gave us the impression that Fayemi is one of the few Christians in Nigeria who is ready and willing to promote religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence.

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“In our closing remarks, MURIC calls on the new governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to continue to promote religious tolerance. We urge him to close ranks with Muslims in the state and to show the world that he is not a religious bigot like his immediate predecessor. We remind the ruling party in Ekiti state that Muslims deserve a fair share in the political appointments to be announced in the next few weeks.”

Nollywood Actor Odunlade Adekola Spotted At Fayemi’s Inaugration

Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday, October 16, was sworn in as the governor of Ekiti state. The inauguration ceremony which saw the successful handover of power from the former leader of the state Ayo Fayose to the new head was attended by several dignitaries in the political arena.

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Just when many thought that the event was only going to be graced by several politicians and people in the realm of politics, a celebrity from the Nigerian entertainment scene pulled through in the person of Odunlade Adekola. Odunlade who attended the auspicious occasion took to his Instagram page to share a photo of himself at Ekiti Parapo Pavilion where the event held. The popular Nollywood actor watched as Kayode Fayemi and his deputy Chief Bisi Egbeyemi was sworn in by the state’s chief judge at an event which started around 11 am.

During the proceedings, the award-winning Actor Odunlade Adekola known for being a typical character used in memes and funny pictures shared a caption that captured his excitement at witnessing yet another governor getting sworn in as Ekiti state’s governor. “At the inauguration of Dr. John Kayode Fayemi as the new governor of Ekiti State.”

However, due to his participation at the event, a controversy arose amongst his fans. A particular follower identified as @ayoolaayoola of the actor was of the opinion that the popularly known celebrity Odunlade should not have attended the event due to his well-known status.

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his opinion was however shouted down by other fans who insisted that Odunlade had the right to choose his associations and where he goes to. See some of their comments below: aminaibikunle: “@ayoolaoayoola what is your business with whatever he does with his life. I don’t understand this kind of domineering spirit o.” daranijo_adekunle: “I think the man has the right to his freedom of association…sorry i don’t think educated pple say such”.

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He was born on 31 December 1978 at Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. He is, however, an indigene of Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State. He attended St John’s Primary School and St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta, obtaining the West African School Certificate Examination before he proceeded to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, where he received a diploma certificate.

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Odunlade Adekola started acting at a very early age. According to him, whenever any anniversary was to hold in his church the Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta, he and a friend named Tunde would request to play jesters, and this request was always granted. He would then write a “script” for a comedy play involving just two characters him and his friend. That was how it all began for this professional actor, director, and producer. Adekola has featured in more than 100 Yoruba movies, citation needed.

He began acting in 1996, the same year he joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts practitioners and was under the tutelage of the late Nollywood actor and producer Isola Durojaiye also known as Alasari. He had starred, scripted, produced and directed several Nigerian films over the years.

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In April 2014, he won the Africa Movie Academy Award, has emerged as the best actor of the year alongside Fathia Balogun who emerged as best actress of the year. In December 2015, He marked his entrance into the Nigerian music industry. Due to his popularity and impact in the film industry, photographs of Adekola during filming is widely used as internet meme across Nigerian webosphere.

Odunlade studied Business Administration at the university University of Lagos and bagged a degree from the university in May 2018.

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APC National Leader, Tinubu Missing, As Fayemi Finally Takes Oath Of Office

The former Minister of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi, has been sworn-in as the new Governor of Ekiti State, on Tuesday.

Fayemi was sworn-in alongside his Deputy, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, by the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Justice Ayodeji Daramola.

This came as the tenure of Fayemi’s Predecessor, Ayodele Fayose, lapsed midnight, on Monday.

Security agencies, comprising the police, Department of State Services(DSS) , Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) and military are concentrated at Okeyinmi, Fajuyi Park and the Secretariat road, where the Ekiti Parapo Pavilion, venue of the inauguration, is located .

The heavy security presence may not be unconnected with the expectation that President Muhammadu Buhari will grace the ceremony.

Vehicles conveying people to the venue are not allowed to go beyond a kilometre to the location to prevent breakdown of law and order.

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, was conspicuously missing at the ceremony, while President Muhammadu Buhari was ably represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha.

Most of the APC Governors were in attendance.

There was heavy security in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Ekiti: Jollof rice, Amala, Pounded Yam Wasted As Friends Shun Fayose’s Farewell Dinner

A dinner party organised on Friday night, by the outgoing Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, to round-off his tenure in office, was shunned by the expected crowd of party faithfuls and political appointees.

According to report, the dinner which ought to have begun at 7:00pm, did not record up to 20 of the expected guests, till about 12 midnight.

Only Journalists, armed security men, protocol officers, and band boys, of a musical group contracted to perform at the ceremony, were present as at 11pm.

Those conspicuously absent at the valedictory dinner were his friends, members of the State House of Assembly, political appointees of the Governor, Commissioners, and Permanent Secretaries.

The development made food and drinks meant for the entertainment of guests to be wasted.

A highly placed source revealed that many of those invited were unhappy with the departing Governor, for various reasons.

The source who pleaded anonymity, disclosed that aside from the Governor who paid himself and his Deputy, lump sums as severance package, including vehicles, none of the appointees was paid a dime.

“Besides, all the 16 Local Government Chairmen are battling to save their jobs in the court, as information was rife on Friday, that the incoming Governor had concluded arrangement to dissolve the Councils anytime soon, after his swearing-in, on Tuesday.

“The comment of the Governor earlier in the day, was shocking to most political appointees, when he told them that whatever anyone of them may likely encounter in the hands of the new Governor, should be taken calmly, as such was a prize of leadership.”

Commenting on the development, one of the personal domestic staff of the outgoing Governor, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, disclosed that he was not in any way disappointed by the people’s attitude, as it is common with human beings.

He recalled, that when the Governor was still very much in power, thousands of people would always answer his call at the slightest notice, such that the venue of any event organised by him was always overcrowded.

Before the aborted dinner, the Governor handed over the instruments of office to the Head of Service, Dr. Gbenga Faseluka, at a special valedictory State Executive Council meeting, at the new Governor’s Office, in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital.

Fayose that said history would be kind to him, the way he managed the resources in trust for the people of the State.

He stated that he would be available to answer questions on how he ruled the State, anytime he is called upon to do so.

Fayose said: “What has a beginning must have an end. It is not the number of years spent, but the quantity and quality of achievements.

“I thank the people of the State for their cooperation, and urge them to extend same to the incoming administration. I am a man who came, saw, and conquered. I cannot finish all, I have done my best.

“History will be kind on me as a man who has given his best to the people.

“I will remember all for your support, I bear no grudges against anyone.”

He also inaugurated the new State Speaker’s Lodge, named after Kolawole Oluwawole, who was impeached as Speaker on Thursday, by the State Lawmakers. He was replaced with Adeniran Alagbada.

Fayose urged the deposed Speaker to see his impeachment as a “price of Leadership.”

He told Oluwawole: “If I were you, in the interest of Ekiti, I will tell them to carry on. Everything works for good.”