Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has been elected as the new chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF).
Governor Kayode Fayemi, who is the former minister of mines and steel developmet, was elected as chairman of NGF during a meeting of the forum in Abuja, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the Ekiti state governor had been the favourite to pilot the affairs of the forum after the governors reportedly rejected Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the governor of Ekiti state on Wednesday, May 15, allegedly ordered the sack of 2,000 workers employed by the immediate past governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose.
Reacting to the alleged disengagement of the Ekiti state workers, Lere Olayinka, the spokesperson to Fayose in a statement on Wednesday, described the action of the governor as wicked and political vendetta promoted to its peak.
Olayinka said the governor had only succeeded in writing his name in the history books of Ekiti as one who inflicts pains and sorrow on the people.
He said: “Fayemi has only demonstrated the wickedness in his heart by sacking Ekiti sons and daughters who were duly employed by the state government.
“It will be on record that the PDP government of Ayodele Fayose gave jobs to over 2,000 unemployed youths in Ekiti while the APC government of Kayode Fayemi sacked them."
He also warned that whoever applauds the "show of wickedness will be reminded in future when actions of Fayemi will also be reviewed".
In another previous report by Legit.ng, Governor Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday, January 24, said that Ayodele Fayose left a total debt profile of over N155.79 billion for the state.
The governor said while giving account of his stewardship in Ado Ekiti that the debt profile included local loans and other debts.
He gave the breakdown of the debts as; loans, N57.694 billion; unpaid salary arrears, N16.777 billion; outstanding leave bonus to workers, N4.402 billiin; pension and gratuity arrears, 39.775 billion; outstanding corpers’ allowance, N28.883 million.
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