by frontiers | January 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has said he and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are ready for the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 governorship election in the state.
He said this in Ado-Ekiti on Friday during an interactive session with head of public primary and secondary schools in the state.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the governor said Fayemi lost in 158 out of 177 wards and in all local governments last time, adding that he would record a more woeful result this time around.
“I thank you for your support and the feats recorded in the sector are because you are working hard and supporting our administration. You are the reason why we are doing well. You stood against the Philistines on June 21, 2014 and we defeated them in all the 16 local government areas.
“Let Fayemi come and contest and test his popularity. it is him we need. He is now advising Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State to sack teachers and saying that they must be tested and sacked. He is saying that the test is in the right direction. We have not changed the teachers and we have moved to number one in NECO, WAEC examinations. We wont sack teachers in this state,” he said.
Fayose also disclosed his intention to empower 50 women per ward with N20,000 monthly and that he would incorporate 500 women teachers too.
However, among the women teachers, 650 would be those in primary schools, while 350 would be those in secondary schools.
The beneficiaries would have to go for data capturing, as the money would be paid into their accounts.
On the disparity in the salaries being owed workers at state and local government levels, Fayose said the six months the Federal Government gave Budget Support facility to the state government helped it to pay more salaries.
He also promised a more glamorous Women Day celebration this year.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Ekiti State, Mr Olugbesan Olusegun, thanked the governor for the priority given workers welfare in the state.
He also prayed that the governor would leave office without owing workers any salary.
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