- Governor Kayode Fayemi marks one year in office with an increment in the pay of retirees in Ekiti state
- Fayemi recently approved N30,000 minimum wage to workers in the state
- The governor wants parents and guardians in the state to take advantage of the state's free education policy
While their colleagues in some states have continued to lament alleged neglection by their governments, retirees in Ekiti now have their gratuities increased to N100 million from N10 million.
This is part of the achievements of the governor being reeled out as the administration of Fayemi clocks one year in office.
Fayemi recently announced his government’s approval of the N30,000 minimum wage to civil servants in the state and that this should commence in October 2019.
Fayemi made the pledge to start paying the new minimum wage on Saturday, October 5, during the 2019 celebration of the ‘Teachers’ Day’ at Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ado Ekiti.
The governor also said his administration was already training 100 youths in rice farming while also completing a move to construct 160 rural roads to ease the movement of farm products to the various markets.
The governor also recently warned parents who keep their school-age children out of school to be ready to face prosecution.
Fayemi, whose government has commenced the revamping of the state's education sector by providing 8,075 units of furniture and payment of bursary to students of tertiary institutions, urged the parents and guardians to key into his administration’s free education programme.
“We have a child rights act in Ekiti which prohibits parents from disallowing children of school age to be out of school during school session.
“If your child is not in school when the school is in session, you have a lot to explain because we will apprehend the child whether he is found hawking on the street or engaging in any illicit activities which prevent him or her from being in school," he said.
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