Fayemi makes first set of appointments in Ekiti

The newly sworn-in governor of Ekiti State in Southwest Nigeria, Dr Kayode Fayemi has announced his first set of appointments.

In a statement released on Tuesday evening, former Minister of Solid Minerals made the announcement few hours after his inauguration.

The governor named Mr Abiodun Oyebanji as the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Biodun Omoleye as the Chief of Staff and Mr Olayinka Oyebode as the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.

Oyebanji was a former University lecturer. He had served as Chief of Staff during the administration of governor Niyi Adebayo and was Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning during Fayemi’s first term as governor.

Omoleye, the new Chief of Staff was a University administrator and former Chairman of Ijero Local Government, who had also served as Special Adviser in the Governor’s Office.

Oyebode, a seasoned journalist had served as Chief Press Secretary to Fayemi during his first term. He later served as Special Adviser on Media when Fayemi was Minister of Mines and Steel Development.

Fayemi, who ruled the state between 2010 and 2014, regained the seat on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) after defeating the incumbent, governor, Ayodele Fayose.

Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the recently-conducted gubernatorial election in Osun State, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti has congratulated Dr Kayode Fayemi on his inauguration.

Adeoti charged the new governor on the need to show a good example of good governance through new ideas that are capable of taking the state to the next level of development that will make the state a reference point among its peers.

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While congratulating the people of Ekiti State on the inauguration of their new governor, the ADP chieftain expressed optimism of a glorious dawn for the state.

“With Dr Kayode Fayemi at the helms of affairs in Ekiti State, I can assure all the state residents and indigenes of a new and glorious dawn,”

Alhaji Adeoti further enjoined the new governor to use his wealth of experience to improve on the current level of physical development.

He advised him on the need to hit the ground running in view of the infrastructural deficit that was a lot of the state in the last four years.

From Yinka Salaam in Ado Ekiti

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