… Says Ekiti Transition Law 2019 is an enduring legacy
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has received the report of the 20- man Transition Committee, saying the report would assist the incoming administration have a seamless and smooth take-off in the overall interest of the people.
Receiving the 332-page report from the Chairman of the committee, Mr Foluso Daramola, on Sunday, the Dr Fayemi said the committee was set up in pursuance of the Ekiti Transition Law, 2019 as an enduring legacy aimed at setting the standard for the process of handing over power to succeeding administration in the State.
He also noted that part of the responsibility of the committee was to ensure adequate briefing of the incoming Governor before he assume office as well as provide avenues to ensure that salaries and retiring benefits of political office holders are paid without delay.
Dr Fayemi said he was glad the assignment of the committee significantly captured the activities, programmes, projects and achievements of the outgoing government in line with the agenda of the administration and hoped that the report would provide the needed starting point for the incoming administration to start on the right footing.
According to the Governor, “I must commend Ekiti people for electing Mr Abiodun Abayomi Oyebanji, who had been part of the outgoing government in which in function as SSG, this singular commendable decision of Ekiti kete has rightly resulted in the continuity of the good works of this administration, I am very confident that in view of this development, Ekiti will witness accelerated sustainable growth on all fronts of human endeavour.
“Your committee was constituted in pursuance of the Transition Law 2019 which remains an enduring legacy of this administration, setting the standard for the process of handing over of power from one administration to the other in Ekiti state. This occasion therefore is strategic being a major event to the programme lined up for the inauguration of the incoming administration.
“As a government that values due process, it is inevitable for us to prepare the ground for the incoming administration to have a seamless and smooth take-off in the overall interest of our people.
“I’m aware that the committee receives returns from Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government through which the entirety of this government have been significantly x-rayed. I have no doubt that the report that has just been submitted would provide the needed starting point for the incoming administration to hit the ground running.”
Submitting the report to the Governor, the Chairman of the Committee, Mr Foluso Daramola hinted that the committee was set up to enhance a seamless transition to the incoming government in line with the provision of the transition law 2019.
Daramola, who is also the Secretary to the State Government expressed the appreciation of the Transition Committee and the Advisory Council to Governor Fayemi for obliging them the opportunity to serve among the vast equally qualified persons. He said he was hopeful that the observations and recommendations of the report would be useful to guide the policy direction of the incoming government.
Also at the ceremony were the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Speaker Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, the Governor-elect, Mr Abayomi Oyebanji, Deputy Governor-elect, Chief (Mrs) Monisade Afuye and the Head of Service, Barr. Bamidele Agbede.