Dr Kayode Fayemi the winner of last Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State has promised Ekiti State civil servants that he would pay the backlog of salaries owed them by the outgoing government within the first six months of his return to office.

Speaking at his residence in Isan-Ekiti, in Oye Local government area of Ekiti State, the former Minister of Solid Mineral Development, said Ekiti State lost value under Fayose, the former minister also promise to re-introduce free education in the state.

He said, “Ekiti people should expect the eight-point agenda redoubled. They should expect the backlog of salaries cleared within the first six months of my coming to the office. They should expect re-introduction of free education, including payment of West Africa Examination Council, National Examination Council, National Business and Technical Examinations Board and the national entrance examination into tertiary institutions fees.

“We will re-introduce social security scheme for the elderly in an enhanced manner. They should expect the return of our youth volunteer programme. Luckily, the Federal Government has started a programme similar to what we used to have in Ekiti State, called N-Power. We will add our own initiative to that programme.

The outgoing government is not interested in what happens to the young ones in our society beyond using them as thugs and forcing them to eat crumbs from the table of the master. They should expect a return to decency, decorum, integrity, values in Ekiti State. It is about reclaiming our land and restoring our values which we have lost in the past four years.”

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