Shun corruption, Buhari campaign DG tells commissioners–designate
Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Director General of Buhari/Osinbajo campaign council, Ekiti state chapter in the just concluded presidential poll, Dr Olusegun Osinkolu, has stressed the needs for the commissioner- nominees recently approved by the State House of Assembly to refrain from corruption and acts that could derail Dr. Kayode Fayemi-led administration.
Osinkolu said their focus and premium task should be how to utilise the Fayemi’s four-cardinal agenda to transform the lives of the predominantly agrarian Ekiti residents.
The All Progressives Congress Party (APC) chieftain who spoke with our correspondent in Ado-Ekiti, at the weekend described those nominated by Fayemi as commissioners as committed individuals in their respective communities.
According to him, aside from being party loyalists, he has no apprehension that they will discharge their duties diligently for radical turn around of the state’s socio-economic facets.
Fayemi had last week Tuesday sent names of 14 commissioners designate to Ekiti Assembly for screening and approval and were later confirmed on the floor of the House on Thursday.
The Governor will on Tuesday inaugurate the cabinet members and subsequently assign them to the Ministries they will superintend over.
Osinkolu said the proposed cabinet members came at a time when the people are having high expectations from all sectors to compensate for the deprivation suffered in the past, saying they can’t afford to disappoint Ekiti populace under this circumstance.
The Buhari campaign chief added that the All Progressives Congress Party as champion of progressive governance should run a government that can change the lives of the people for better , urging the nominees to bear this in mind that they are being appointed to serve and not to pursue personal gains and material acquisition
He said: ” Governor Kayode Fayemi met a lot of rots and knotty issues in the system, caused by bad policies and laxity on the part of the immediate past administration under the leadership of Mr. Ayo Fayose.
“He came at a time when several months of salary and pension arrears are owed, deductions and gratuities to civil servants and retirees running into several millions of naira are outstanding and infrastructures in schools are dilapidated and our people are questing for radical improvement
” I want the nominees to share the dream of our Governor and his resolve to bail us out of this conundrum
“Under Ayodele Fayose- led government, over 40,000 people were displaced from the safety net like the social security scheme, Ekiti State Peace Corps, Youth in Commercial Farming (YCAD) and others being policies initiated by Governor Fayemi in 2011 , apart from astronomic increase in the level of unemployment among youths . All these APC government would have tackle for people to have a reprieve.
“They must know that coming at this precarious time as commissioners is more of a service than material acquisition. They must be ready to sacrifice their personal gains to benefit humanity and posterity shall be fair to them as leaders who put up appropriate fight for our people to be delivered from the bandage of poverty if they eventually prove their mettle”.
Osinkolu appealed to APC members and other Ekiti populace to give them the required supports and play advisory roles where necessary for the success of the present administration.