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Aribisogan Emerges Ekiti Speaker

  Honourable Gboyega Aribisogan has emerged as the new Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly. Aribisogan succeeds Rt Hon. Funminiyi Afuye who passed on last month. Aribisogan who hails from Ijesa Isu Ekiti was untill his emergence the leader of government business. He was sworn in on Tuesday at the plenary after defeating Hon. Adelugba from Emure Ekiti.
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EFCC Storm Ekiti SUBEB Over N4b Contracts Scam

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] have stormed the Universal Basic Education Board [SUBEB] office in Ado-Ekiti,  Ekiti State, over N4 billion contracts scam allegedly perpetrated by Governor Kayode Fayemi’s government. According to reports available to ElombahNews, “the operatives are interrogating the staff but they have fenced-off the contractors who are ready to tell EFCC the truth on how they were sold the jobs and paid 35% of the contracts sum into personal accounts.” A source close to the Ekiti State government said that a company, BJEG, which was allegedly used as front by Fayemi’s Chief of Staff and SSG, got over 30 jobs and paid 35% into a single account. “Upon assuming office as SUBEB chairman, Prof Francisca Aladejana had rushed to petition the EFCC and UBEC on the contracts scam, thinking that it was the immediate past govt of [Governor Ayo] Fayose that perpetrated it,” the source added.

Gov. Oyebanji orders comprehensive renovation of Ado-Ekiti township roads

  Governor Ekiti State, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji has directed the Ministry of Works and Transport to commence a comprehensive renovation of roads within Ado- Ekiti, the state capital. Similarly, all contractors handling different road projects within the state have been directed to go back to site. Governor Oyebanji who gave the directive during an inspection of road projects on Wednesday, said repairs of other damaged roads across the local government areas of the state would commence after the raining season. He said government will prioritize rehabilitation of roads and construction of new ones in the bid to stimulate economic growth and make life more comfortable for the people. Yinka Oyebode Chief Press Secretary to the Governor 20- 10- 2022  

Gov. Oyebanji mourns Ekiti speaker, Afuye

  Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Biodun Oyebanji has expressed deep sorrow on the passing of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, who died on Wednesday, in Ado-Ekiti, aged 66 years. The Governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, said Afuye’s death was shocking, sad and unfortunate. Oyebanji said Hon Afuye’s death was unbelievable because he was on the Governor’s entourage during an inspection tour of some projects in Ado- Ekiti on Tuesday and did not show any sign of illness. The Governor said he was shocked when he got a call early Wednesday morning that the late Speaker was rushed to the hospital. The Governor said he was convinced that Hon Afuye would leave the hospital hale and hearty in view of the medical attention he was receiving when he paid him a visit at the EKiti State University Teaching Hospital ( EKSUTH) Intensive Care Unit( ICU), Wednesday afternoon. “I was speechless when the news of Hon Afuye’s death came

Oyebanji pays unscheduled visit to Govt Offices, Hospital, commends Ekiti workers on service delivery. … Clears bills of some patients at EKSUTH

  Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji has commended civil servants in the state for giving their best to the service of the state inspite of some challenges confronting them. Oyebanji, who gave the commendation on Wednesday during an unscheduled visit to the State Secretariat, Ekiti State Teaching Hospital and the Ministry of Works and Transport, said he decided to embark on the visit to have first hand knowledge of their situation and come up with ideas on how to make the environment more conducive. The Governor, who was accompanied by the Head of Service, Barr. Bamidele Agbede, the Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode and some top government officials visited the Office of Establishment and Training; Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; Ministry of Education, Science and Technology; Teaching Service Commission and Board for Technical and Adult Education among others at the Secretariat Complex. The Governor, who was astounded with the way papers were scattered in mo

Ekiti Assembly screens Oyebanji’s nominees For Attorney-General, SUBEB Chairman

  Ekiti State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed Toba Apata (SAN) as a commissioner nominee in the state. The confirmation followed the submission and adoption of the report of the house committee on Judiciary and legal matters chairman, Mr Tajudeen Akingbolu who had earlier screened the Attorney General nominee, Mr Apata and considered him worthy for the job. Members at the plenary presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Mr Hakeem Jamiu in Ado unanimously agreed with the submission of the committee. The house also gave the governor the go-ahead to appoint ten special Advisers, while also reconfirming the nomination of Prof Femi Akinwumi as the state Universal Basic Education Board chairman.

Gov. Oyebanji charges Permanent Secretaries on service delivery

  Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji has charged Permanent Secretaries in the State Civil Service to focus more on service delivery in the overall interest of the state. The Governor gave the charge during his first meeting with the Permanent Secretaries at the Governor’s office, Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday. Unfolding his policy direction at the meeting, Oyebanji said his administration would consolidate on policies and programs of the immediate past administration led by Dr Kayode Fayemi. He, however added that the style would be different. The Governor said attention would be on result and not effort, adding that there would be consequences for poor performance. While pleading for their support in actualizing his campaign promises, Oyebanji assured the permanent secretaries that government would prioritize their welfare within available resources. He also urged them to see Ekiti as “our project” “I need to earn your support. I want you to see Ekiti as our project and your concern shou