Kayode Fayemi promises to return social services in
Ekiti if elected governor
– Kayode Fayemi, the APC governorship candidate in Ekiti, dismisses claims that he plans to ban okada operators and sack teachers and local government workers if he wins the election
– He says if elected, his administration will look for new ways to promote the welfare of all categories of workers
Kayode Fayemi, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ekiti state has promised to return social services cancelled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration if he is elected into office.
The governorship aspirant made the promise on Thursday, June 14, during his campaign tour of Irepodun/Ifelodun and parts of Gbonyin local government area.
He said the schemes that his regime will return include payment of monthly stipends to the aged, Youth in Commercial Agriculture Development (YCAD), Youth Volunteer Corps, Entrepreneurship Scheme, Free Health Programme, rural development, The Nation reports.
Fayemi dismissed claims that he plans to ban okada operators and sack teachers and local government workers if he wins the election.
He said: “You are all my witnesses that I am a promise keeper. I have not changed from what you have always known me for. I will never ban okada or sack teachers and local government workers because I am not a promoter of sufferings.
“I made salary payment my priority, including securing World Bank assistance to pay teachers’ rural posting and core subjects allowances. We shall continue to fulfill this obligation, including looking for new ways to promote the welfare of all categories of workers.”