809 Ghost Workers in Ekiti -Fayose
Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has revealed that a total number of 809 ghost workers have been uncovered in the verification exercise recently conducted by his administration.
Giving an update on the recent staff verification exercise, the governor disclosed that a total of 49,066 had so far been screened out of who 48,257 were verified leaving a total of 809 ghost workers.
Expressing regrets with the inferno which gutted the Erekesan Market (Oja Oba) in Ado Ekiti, Fayose said occupants of the market said had up till August to leave their shops for Fayemi Market along Moferere-Agric Road and Awedele Market along Basiri Road.
He lamented that the fire incident which consumed the market recently could have been prevented if there was a way men of the state fire services could get inside the market to put out the fire.
Fayose assured that the new market to be constructed would have facilities such as police station, functional fire station as well as parking space, befitting of a state capital.
The governor revealed that a number of measures had been designed by his government towards ensuring that the current economic crisis in the country did not bite too much on the people of the state.
He explained that his administration would explore all available means towards improving internally-generated revenue in the state.
Fayose advised those who bought plots of land as well as homes from the state government since 2003, but who were yet to pay up to do the needful within a reasonable period of time to avoid such facilities from being reclaimed from them.
Speaking on security, Fayose threatened that any resident who allowed his house or building to be used either as accommodation or warehouse by armed robbers would have such property demolished immediately.
He also threatened to seize farmlands where cultivation of Indian hemp is discovered in any part of the state.