Ekiti State governor Kayode Fayemi has given reason why he is yet to appoint political office holders more than two months after being sworn-in.
Since Mr Fayemi’s appointment, only the secretary to government (SSG), chief of staff (COS), acting head of service (HOS), chief press secretary to the governor, as well as special assistant to the deputy governor, among few others had been appointed.
Fayemi while addressing a news conference in Ado Ekiti on Monday said that the delay was due to the sorry state of finances on ground on assuming office on October 16.
“I decided to delay appointment of politicians to government to enable me pay workers’ salaries.
“I don’t want to do media trial for anyone, so I have hired the services of a renowned audit firm to look into our finances, and the forensic state’s accounts will then be published during our 100 days in office in January 2019,” Fayemi said.
The governor lamented how his predecessor Ayo Fayose allegedly wasted N18billion Paris Club refund to the state.
On the increasing wave of kidnapping and killings in the state, Fayemi disclosed that incentives had been given to security outfits in the state to ensure safety of lives and property.
The governor debunked insinuation that the state collected N11.5billion Paris Club money from the Federal Government barely two months after his assumption of office.
He said the state anti-grazing law signed by Mr Fayose’s administration has not been suspended, adding that efforts would be made to control the rampaging herders in the state.