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Fayose Seeks “Grade A” Ministerial Portfolio For Ekiti

Governor Ayodele Fayose urges President Mohammadu Buhari to consider Ekiti State for one of the “Grade A” ministries.


Governor Ayodele Fayose has urged President Mohammadu Buhari to consider the state for one of the “Grade A” ministries, saying; “Ekiti State, being one of the states created last in the country, deserves a ministerial portfolio that will have direct impact on the people, not just a minister for the sake of federal character.”

Former governor of the state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi , is one of the ministerial nominees that have so far been confirmed by the Senate. They are waiting to be sworn in by the president.

According to a statement issued yesterday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said his position was not to favour any individual but in the collective interest of Ekiti people.”

He said all Ekiti indigenes must work together for the betterment of the State, not minding their political interests, adding that; “My interest, first and foremost is the collective good of Ekiti State and its people and I will continue to lend my voice to the promotion of Ekiti interests.”

Governor Fayose, who said it was not enough for Ekiti State to have just a ministerial slot as provided in Section 15 (3) of the 1999 Constitution, added that President Buhari must give the Minister Designate from the

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