The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has paid the outstanding salaries and allowances of members of the State Civil Service Commission and House of Assembly Service Commission who were appointed by former governor Ayodele Fayose.
Fayemi had made the gesture on Friday, presenting cheques for their outstanding remuneration and also thanked them for their service to the state. The governor had been represented by Biodun Omoleye, his chief of staff.
Tunji Odeyemi, the former chairman of the House of Assembly Service Commission, had spoken on behalf of the beneficiaries and said that the governor surprised them by keeping them in office when he was elected governor of the state.
“We are most delighted for an avenue like this. I must confess that this opportunity we are having today is very uncommon. When a new governor or government comes on board, what they usually do is to remove members of commissions and boards appointed by their predecessor not minding the laws establishing those commissions,” Mr. Odeyemi said.
“But you have magnanimously retained us and now paying our outstanding salaries. As far as Ekiti is concerned, from 1999 to date, the opportunity we are having like this has not been very common. We are grateful to His Excellency for this.”