New Ekiti Governor, Oyebanji Freezes State Accounts

By Tapre Timine
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The new governor of Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji, says he has frozen state officials’ bank accounts.

This follows his inauguration which was greeted by the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu; three former governors of the state, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Ayodele Fayose, and Adeniyi Adebayo, who is the current Minister of Trade; former Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin; former Chief of Army Staff, Gen Azubuike Ihejirika, and Abayomi Olonisakin.

The new development was contained in a statement released by his retained Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode on Sunday.

The statement read in part;

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Freezing of state government accounts’ said the governor had also frozen the accounts of the state government with immediate effect.

“All accounting officers and financial institutions are urged to comply with this directive.”

Meanwhile, during the inauguration speech, the governor said:

As I assume leadership of our dear state before God and this distinguished audience today, it is indeed an emotional and historic moment for me that destiny has now placed upon my shoulders the onerous task of furthering the journey to the actualisation of Ekiti prosperity; which was, and remains, our core mandate.

“My vision is for Ekiti State to be a land of prosperity, opportunities, peace and progress; a land in which transformed people and communities can reap the fruits of their labour in dignity, good health and safety; a land of honour where integrity matters.”

More so, he said his goal was to build on the progress made by the previous administration by “ensuring that all our children can access free and qualitative basic education up to the senior secondary school 3, with curricula that prepare them adequately for further learning or the job market.”

Other dignitaries at the occasion were Governors Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Babajide Sanwoolu (Lagos), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi) and Simon Lalong (Plateau), Zamfara State former governor, Abdulazeez Yari; and Osun State Deputy Governor, Gboyega Alabi.

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