By Gbenga Ariyibi
Ado Ekiti—The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Peter Ayo Fayose has ordered the sack of all the local government education secretaries.
According to a press statement issued in Ado Ekiti, yesterday, by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the sack takes immediate effect and the affected secretaries are to hand over government property in their care to the most senior officers next to them.
The Education Secretaries were appointed by the erstwhile government led by Dr Kayode Fayemi in all the 16 local government areas of the state to take care of education related matters in each of the councils.
Meantime, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State has berated ex-Governor Kayode Fayemi for spending N4 billion on the planting of flowers.
The party equally blamed the Fayemi’s administration for allegedly plunging the state into huge debt,which according to the party has remained unparalleled in the history of the state.
According to the statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti yesterday by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Pastor Kola Oluwawole, the party faulted Fayemi for spending so much on the planting of flowers under the guise of a beatification project without anything to show for it.
The PDP image maker equally blasted Fayemi for his alleged mismanagement of the state resources.
His words: “In a state like ours, which is agrarian, nearly N4 billion was spent by the Fayemi government on the planting of flowers in Ado-Ekiti, while farmers were left to their fate.
“ We can all see how terribly that project ended.”
The party said it is not surprised by the huge debt left behind by the administration of former Governor Kayode Fayemi, saying such has become the trait of those who tagged themselves progressives who had ruled the state at one time or the other.