…pledges to implement rule of law
By Gbenga Ariyibi
ADO-EKITI— EKITI State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has warned that the state government would take decisive legal steps if the deposed council chairmen in the state persist in taking laws into their hands by hindering workers from performing their lawful duties.
Fayemi who gave this warning while addressing traditional rulers in the state at their first meeting since his emergence as governor, yesterday, reiterated that his administration was committed to the rule of law and would not do anything that would undermine it.
The Governor explained that the dissolution was informed by the striking out of the suit filed by the ousted council chiefs and condemned the attempts of the erstwhile chairmen to hinder workers from performing their lawful duties.
He said his administration was committed to the unity and development of the state and would not compromise on the efforts at maintaining peace in the state and assured that his administration would not discriminate against anybody or group of people, promising to accord priority to the welfare of traditional rulers in the state.
The governor noted that his administration would not only ensure prompt completion of the road projects initiated by the previous administration, but would also accord priority to construction of good roads towards enhancing industrialization
Dr. Fayemi solicited the support of the royal fathers in the task of developing the state and charged them to ensure peace and tranquility in their respective domains.
Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers, the Chairman of the state Council of Obas, Oba Adetunji Ajayi, the Arinjale of Ise Ekiti, pledged their unflinching support for the Fayemi administration.
The Council of Obas advised Governor Fayemi to appoint Caretaker Committees to oversee the affairs of the Local Government Councils in order to ensure continued delivery of the dividends of democracy to the people of the grassroots and pledged their continued prayers for the success of the administration.