After the last governorship election in Ekiti State, activities at Governor’s Office and Ministries have been at low ebb compared to what obtainable before the poll.
Radio Nigeria’s reporter, Olaniyi Alade, who visited some of the offices reports that many political appointees including the commissioners were no longer coming to their offices.
In an interview, some people described the development as abnormal, saying losing election by the ruling party in the state should not be allowed to paralyze government activities.
Some civil servants, who spoke with Radio Nigeria explained that workers could only be diligent if they were dully paid, noting that inability of the government to pay workers contributed to the shoddy activities being experienced after the conduct of the governorship poll.
The civil servants appealed to the governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to give priority to the welfare of workers when he assumes office, describing him as their last hope.
When contacted, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr. Lanre Ogunsuyi, said that such should be expected after the poll because it was three months to the end of the current administration.
Mr.Ogunsuyi noted that some government officials were busy working to ensure a successful handing over of mantle leadership to the governor-elect.
Meanwhile, the governor-elect Dr Kayode Fayemi will assume office on the 16th of this month.