Ekiti People Grief Over Absence of Governance


The lacklustre posture of Governor Kayode Fayemi in governing the people of Ekiti State in this second tenure has been causing disquiet among indigenes who say the governor pay less attention to governance with telling effect on the citizenry.

Orijoreporter gathered that Governor Fayemi had hardly spent four days on a stretch in Ekiti State in the past month’s, a development, they say, has been causing many administrational fractures with its pangs on the people of the state.

A civil servant in the state who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said aside the publicised prompt payment of salaries, nothing  again is happening in the state.

” We are indeed getting our salaries on time unlike it used to be under the past administration but the fact still remains that we have an elusive governor that we hardly see. In some quarters, he is even being refereed to as a visiting governor, ” he said.

And to corroborate this Kayemi who recently  spent five days in Russia landed with the President in Abuja and  rather than returning to duty post, went to  Kogi from Kogi from where he would go to Lagos today and return to Abuja.

Impeccable sources disclosed that a lot of infrastructural decay has piled up unattended to in Ekiti State as a result of administrative deficit on he part of the governor

Recently flood took over the capital city of Ekiti State, killing many souls even as many properties and infrastructures were destroyed.

Bayo Ogunlana, a contractor in the state, said they have never saw it so bad in the state.

” This is one government which operational style is very strange to us. The governor is never found on seat and his deputy is mere decoration. The state is now being governed by the Chief of Staff who cannot really act beyond the constitutional provision for his office.

“As you can see, everything is on standstill in the state. Everybody is groaning while the governor is busy junketing about for whatever reasons best known to nim,” he quipped.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that the opposition party in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have been regrouping, hoping to catch in on the lingering administrational lapses of Fayemi, to launch a return to


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