Pri­ori­tise peo­ple’s wel­fare, Fayemi urges new coun­cil bosses

The Punch - - POLITICS TODAY - Abio­dun Nejo, Ado Ek­iti

The Ek­iti State Gov­er­nor, Dr Kay­ode Fayemi, on Tues­day urged the new coun­cil bosses in the state to pri­ori­tise the peo­ple’s wel­fare above their per­sonal in­ter­est.

The gov­er­nor spoke in Ado Ek­iti dur­ing the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the 16 newly-elected coun­cil chair­man and their deputies; all elected on the plat­form of the gov­ern­ing All Pro­gres­sives Congress.

he also asked them to key into his ad­min­is­tra­tion’s agenda tar­geted at eradicatin­g poverty from the state and de­liv­ery of democ­racy div­i­dends to the grass­roots.

Fayemi said, “As the gov­ern­ment at the grass­roots, you have to en­sure that peo­ple-ori­ented pro­grammes and pro­jects are made your pri­or­i­ties while you should key into the state pri­or­i­ties.

“I en­join you all to align with the state gov­ern­ment poli­cies and pro­grammes.”

He coun­selled the lo­cal gov­ern­ment chair­men to boost In­ter­nally Gen­er­ated Rev­enue in order to aug­ment their al­lo­ca­tions.

Fayemi also sworn in two new com­mis­sion­ers – Mr Ay­oola Owolabi (Fi­nance) and Prof. Razaq Bakare (Arts, Cul­ture and Tourism).

Mean­while, the Ek­iti State APC El­ders’ Fo­rum has ad­vised the new coun­cil chair­men and coun­cil­lors to com­ple­ment Fayemi’s de­vel­op­men­tal ef­forts in their re­spec­tive coun­cils.

The fo­rum’s Chair­man, Chief Ge­orge Akosile, and Sec­re­tary, Chief Abio­dun Ajayi, in a state­ment said the new coun­cil bosses should meet the as­pi­ra­tion of the peo­ple.

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