Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has thrown his weight behind his predecessor, Kayode Fayemi, who has been confirmed as minister but does not have a portfolio assigned to him yet. Fayose urged Pres. Muhammadu Buhari to consider Ekiti for what he called “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.”
According to a statement issued on Sunday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said he was interested in the best for Ekiti and was not concerned about any individual.
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 State a portfolio that will benefit the State and its people.”
“We don’t want just a ministry, we want a ministry that will be of direct benefit to our people and I am urging President Buhari to be mindful of our people’s expectation when allocating portfolios to the ministers designate.
“Our people want one of the best ministries where developmental efforts of the State government can be adequately complemented, not just a ministry that will only be of benefit to the minister and his immediate family members,” the governor said.