Lack of funds force Ekiti, Osun governors to stall appointment of cabinet members

Lack of funds force Ekiti, Osun governors to stall appointment of cabinet members

- Ekiti and Osun state governors are yet to appoint their cabinet members

- According to report, outstanding debts and inadequacy of financial inflows are to responsible for this

Emerging reports have claimed that several months after the governors of Ekiti and Osun states, Kayode Fayemi and Gboyega Oyetola respectively, were sworn in as governors, their executive councils have not been constituted.

Reports by Premium Times claimed that the new governments could not embark on the appointment of new commissioners due to outstanding financial responsibilities they inherited and the inadequacy of financial inflows.

It was learnt that Fayemi who was sworn in on October 16, 2018, is currently running his government with only two commissioners manning the finance and economic development and the Ministry of Justice.

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The Ekiti state governor reportedly said he lacked the financial solvency to procure the services of commissioners and other political appointees whose coming involves a huge financial implication.

The reports also have it that Osun state governor is yet to appoint any commissioner since it assumed office in November last year. previously that the Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, said he had left former governor, Ayo Fayose, to God to judge after leaving office.

He said he would accept whatever liability and assets left behind by the outgoing government, saying he believed government is a continuum, and that he was coming to office to simply make a difference.

Fayemi spoke while receiving the report of the transition committee constituted to interface with the outgoing administration to facilitate smooth change of government.

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He said he was leaving the outgoing governor and his regime to God over the alleged mismanagement of state funds and resources. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better.

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Source: Legit

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