THE Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, promised that his government would not fail the people of the state.
He said that his administration, has no reason to fail the people of the state considering the experience he had garnered as a former Governor of the State, which he said gave him deep knowledge about the state.
Fayemi also nursed the fear about the possibility of the Debt Management Office, DMO, under-declaring the state’s debt under Governor Ayodele Fayose, saying he would probe into the issue to be able to get first-hand information about the state’s fiscal strength to guide him when assuming office.
He said this after inaugurating the Kayode Fayemi/APC Governorship Transition Committee, headed by Senator Olubunmi Adetumbi in Ado Ekiti.
The 32-member committee is to interface with the present government and dialogue with other interest groups on how his government can hit the ground running when inaugurated on October 16.
He said: “Let me say this, neither my Deputy Governor-elect, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi and myself consider ourselves as having a repository of knowledge or have answers to all Ekiti problems, so we are relying on your wealth of experiences.”
“In your report, tell us those things we should not lay our hands on at all. Also endeavour to indicate those things we can do to have immediate impacts on our people when we assume office, which is the most important thing to the incoming government.
“If you look at the configuration of this committee, we have more financial experts with deep knowledge of fiscal issues. There are four former Commissioners because finance is the main thing in Ekiti on the premise that our situations have worsened than we left it on October 2014.
“Our people are in a serious mess, poverty has risen and we have to move fast and ameliorate their sufferings.
“I want to appeal to the present government, particularly the Ekiti workers to cooperate with the committee in the spirit of patriotism.
They should think more about Ekiti interest than that of any individual.
“I see no reason why Fayose’s government would not want to cooperate with you because this was what we did in 2014 and which the whole Nigeria commended.”