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Ekiti commissioners have no choice but to do well – Oyebanji


Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji said that the commissioners in the state are left with no choice but to perform excellently in their offices.

The Governor said this on Monday in Omuo Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti East Local government Area, while giving an account of stewardship at a stakeholders’ engagement programme marking his 300 days in office.

The governor pleaded with the citizens not to put undue pressure and demands on the newly appointed commissioners and Special Advisers, stressing that such could prevent them from coming to their constituencies regularly as true representatives of the people, according to The Eagle.

While addressing the crowd at the well-attended programme held at MIMS Civic Centre, Iludofin, Omuo Ekiti, Oyebanji stated that his government is currently building two model schools in Ikole and Ikere Ekiti to complement the four magnificent structures earlier constructed in Ado Ekiti by the administration of Dr Kayode Fayemi.

He maintained that his government had done well adding that with the addition of more officials, the citizens should expect a greater level of performance.

He said, “My cabinet members must hear this, our people said I am doing well because my Commissioners, who are politicians, have not been brought on board. But I want to say that they don’t have any other choice than to do well. But don’t put unnecessary pressure on them. We should know that political appointment is a position of responsibility.

“When pressure is put on them, they will be dodging and would not want to come home. But these cabinet members are ready and willing and they have the firepower and experience to do well. I have implicit confidence in them that they can only join us and deliver for our people.

“We must know that we contested the last election and won with APC as a vehicle and our members need to be very careful to remain in government. They must not take our people for granted or misbehave with them”.

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