Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has received the report of the 20-member Transition Committee, noting that the report will facilitate a seamless and smooth take-off for the incoming administration in the overall interest of the people.

Governor Fayemi received the 332-page report from the committee’s Chairman, Mr. Foluso Daramola, on Sunday. Dr. Fayemi stated that the committee was established in accordance with the Ekiti Transition Law, 2019, with the goal of creating a lasting legacy and setting a standard for the process of handing over power to the succeeding administration in the state.

Governor Fayemi highlighted that the committee’s responsibility included ensuring thorough briefing of the incoming Governor before assuming office. Additionally, it aimed to provide avenues to ensure prompt payment of salaries and retirement benefits for political office holders.

Dr Fayemi said he was glad the assignment of the committee significantly captured the activities, programmes, projects and achievements of the outgoing government in line with the agenda of the administration and hoped that the report would provide the needed starting point for the incoming administration to start on the right footing.

According to the Governor, “I must commend Ekiti people for electing Mr Abiodun Abayomi Oyebanji, who had been part of the outgoing government in which in function as SSG, this singular commendable decision of Ekiti kete has rightly resulted in the continuity of the good works of this administration, I am very confident that in view of this development, Ekiti will witness accelerated sustainable growth on all fronts of human endeavour.

“Your committee was constituted in pursuance of the Transition Law 2019 which remains an enduring legacy of this administration, setting the standard for the process of handing over of power from one administration to the other in Ekiti state. This occasion therefore is strategic being a major event to the programme lined up for the inauguration of the incoming administration.

“As a government that values due process, it is inevitable for us to prepare the ground for the incoming administration to have a seamless and smooth take-off in the overall interest of our people.
“I’m aware that the committee receives returns from Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government through which the entirety of this government have been significantly x-rayed. I have no doubt that the report that has just been submitted would provide the needed starting point for the incoming administration to hit the ground running.”

Submitting the report to the Governor, Committee Chairman Mr. Foluso Daramola indicated that the committee was established to facilitate a smooth transition to the incoming government in accordance with the provisions of the Transition Law of 2019.

Mr. Foluso Daramola, who serves as both the Committee Chairman and Secretary to the State Government, expressed gratitude on behalf of the Transition Committee and the Advisory Council to Governor Fayemi for the opportunity to serve. He expressed hope that the observations and recommendations in the report would be valuable in guiding the policy direction of the incoming government.

The ceremony was attended by Deputy Governor Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, Wife of Ekiti State Governor Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, Governor-elect Mr. Abayomi Oyebanji, Deputy Governor-elect Chief (Mrs) Monisade Afuye, and the Head of Service Barr. Bamidele Agbede.

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