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Gov. Fayemi Warns Political Appointees



Governor Dr Kayode Fayemi has asked his Commissioners, Special Advisers and Permanent Secretaries to resign if they are unable to cope with the level of competence and integrity of his administration.

The former Minister of Solid Minerals made this known while speaking at the opening session of a three-day retreat for commissioners, political appointees and permanent secretaries, on Thursday.

No fewer than 110 top government officials, including commissioners, advisers, Permanent Secretaries and heads of agencies are in attendance at the retreat holding at the Royal Park Hotel, Iloko Ijesa, Osun State.

Speaking, Fayemi said the retreat was designed to get all heads of MDAs to buy into the development agenda of the administration.

He said: “At the end of this retreat, we will not be in any doubt as to what our own mandate is regarding the MDAs we preside over. What we will be in doubt about will be the resources that you will need in order to deliver on the mandate that we have assigned to you. So we will have a resource plan.

“Government is much more constrained than when we were here a couple of years ago in terms of resources and there are even more obligations to attend to not the least the issue of #30,000 minimum wage. That’s why this requires more than just attending meetings, sitting in our offices, but creativity and innovation as to where these resources would come from.”

Fayemi told the 110 participants that his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) would stand a chance to continue to rule the State beyond 2022 if his administration can successfully deliver the goodies of good governance to the people.

He said a comprehensive plan of the deliverables will be handed over to them at the retreat after which they would all sign a performance agreement with him.

Fayemi said the government will expect a certain level of competence and integrity from the appointees.

He however charged, “anyone who feel he is unable to cope with the level of competence, creativity and integrity is free to resign his or her appointment.”

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.