Commissioners designate in Ekiti state have been urged to key into Governor Kayode Fayemi-led administration’s four point agenda to transform the lives of the people in the state.
The Director General of Buhari/Osinbajo campaign council, Ekiti chapter in the just concluded presidential poll, Dr Olusegun Osinkolu, who gave the charge told them to refrain from corruption practices and other unwholesome acts that could derail the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the state.
Osinkolu described the nominees, who had been approved by the State House of Assembly as committed individuals in their respective communities and party loyalists, whom he said would discharge their duties diligently for radical turn -around of the state’s socio-economic facets.
Fayemi had last week Tuesday sent names of 14 commissioners designate to Ekiti assembly for screening and approval and were later confirmed on the floor of the House on Thursday.
Speaking in Ado Ekiti on Saturday, Osinkolu said the proposed cabinet members came at a time when the people are having high expectations from all sectors to compensate for the deprivation suffered in the past, saying they can’t afford to disappoint Ekiti populace under this circumstance.
Osinkolu added that APC as champion of progressive governance should run a government that can change the lives of the people for better, urging the nominees to bear this in mind that they are being appointed to serve and not to pursue personal gains and material acquisition.
He said, “Governor Kayode Fayemi met a lot of rots in the system caused by bad policies and laxity on the part of the immediate past administration.
“He came at a time when several months of salary and pension arrears are owed. Deductions and gratuities to civil servants and retirees running into several millions of naira are outstanding and infrastructures in schools are dilapidated and our people are questing for radical improvement.
“I want the nominees to share the dream of our governor and his resolve to bail us out of this conundrum.
“Under Ayodele Fayose- led government, over 40,000 people were displaced from the safety net like the social security scheme, Ekiti State Peace Corps, Youth in Commercial Farming (YCAD) and others being policies initiated by Governor Fayemi in 2011 , apart from astronomic increase in the level of unemployment among youths . All these APC government would have to tackle for people to have a reprieve.
“They must know that coming at this precarious time as commissioners is more of a service than material acquisition. They must be ready to sacrifice their personal gains to benefit humanity and posterity shall be fair to them as leaders who put up appropriate fight for our people to be delivered from the bandage of poverty if they eventually prove their mettle”.
He appealed to party members and other Ekiti populace to give them the required supports and play advisory roles where necessary for the success of the present administration.