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Fayose Canvasses “Grade A” Ministerial Portfolio For Ekiti

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has urged President Mohammadu Buhari to consider the State for one of the “Grade A” ministries, saying; “Ekiti State, being one of the States created last in the
country, deserves a ministerial portfolio that will have direct impact
on the people, not just a minister for the sake of federal character.”

According to a statement issued on Sunday, by his Special Assistant on
Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said his position was not to favour any individual but in the
collective interest of Ekiti people.”

He said all Ekiti indigenes must work together for the betterment of
the State, not minding their political interests, adding that; “My
interest, first and foremost is the collective good of Ekiti State and
its people and I will continue to lend my voice to the promotion of
Ekiti interests.”

Governor Fayose, who said it was not enough for Ekiti State to have
just a ministerial slot as provided in Section 15 (3) of the 1999
Constitution, added that President Buhari must give the Minister
Designate from the State a portfolio that will benefit the State and
its people.”

“We don’t want just a ministry, we want a ministry that will be of
direct benefit to our people and I am urging President Buhari to be
mindful of our people’s expectation when allocating portfolios to the
ministers designate.

“Our people want one of the best ministries where developmental
efforts of the State government can be adequately complemented, not
just a ministry that will only be of benefit to the minister and his
immediate family members,” the governor said.

While urging Ekiti people to remain steadfast in their support for his
government, Governor Fayose said; “the Ekiti project belongs to all
and everything must be done to support it and as for me, Ekiti remains
my priority.”

He promised to continue to push for the employment of more Ekiti
indigenes in federal establishments, noting that the State has been
short-changed in the past in terms of employments into federal
government establishments.

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