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Oyebanji swears in new council president and councilors | Headline News

Declaring zero tolerance for corruption and illegal activities

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Biodun Oyebunji, yesterday inaugurated 38 new Speakers of Parliament and their members, calling on them to focus on security as well as revenue generation in the House.

Mr. Oyebanji gave this advice yesterday at the inauguration of the new Speaker of Parliament held at the Osuntokun Pavilion, Government House, Ado-Ekiti.

The Governor vows to have zero tolerance for corruption and theft of Congressional funds, and calls on him to carry out his duties with the utmost “honesty, fairness, compassion and fairness,” fulfilling the Governor's Common Prosperity Mantra. He added that there is a need to work diligently towards achieving this goal. government.

He also ordered council presidents to build on the solid foundation laid by their predecessors, saying his administration would not tolerate any form of security shortcomings in third-tier governments under their watch. added.

While addressing the new council bosses represented by the Deputy Prime Minister, Monisad Afue, Oyebanji said that the council needs due attention from the government to address the threats of poverty, unemployment and insecurity. is an integral part of its overall development focus and strategy.

The Governor commended the immediate past and re-elected Chairman for demonstrating sufficient political and administrative acumen despite the challenges that come with being a pioneer.

The state's chief executive revealed that he has decided to move the machinery to hold elections at the parliamentary level, further underscoring how much he wants the third-tier government to be run democratically.

He paid tribute to the outstanding achievements of former Speakers and their acumen and dexterity in the conduct of local politics, mainly concerned with the management of the parliamentary system, which reflected their receptivity and connection with the people. He said there was.

The governor, therefore, called on the chairmen to always prioritize security in his commitment to eradicate banditry, kidnappers and other criminal elements from Ekiti, adding: “We must be cautious about this.” Ta.

Mr. Oyebunji advised the new council chiefs not to rely solely on funds received from the federation and state accounts to run the council’s affairs, but said that administrative failures and failure to fulfill election promises should not be avoided. avoided.


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