Workers in Ekiti State have been assured by the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, that salary payment as well as the completion of legacy projects would continue as usual despite economic challenges facing the country as a result of the outbreak of the pandemic coronavirus which cases have been reported to have reached 42.
Fayemi made the statement during an inspection of some building and road projects in the state at the Civil Centre complex in Ado Ekiti.
He explained that top among the priority of his administration despite facing this challenging times that have had great negative impact, is to maintain recurrent expenditure, particularly in relation to salaries of workers.
He noted that even though there is enormous pressure on the state’s finance; the state would not cause projects to be abandoned as stipulated in the state’s transition law.
Fayemi also inspected the isolation centre developed to cater for patients infected with the COVID-19 virus while interacting with some health workers on duty. He reiterated that these are legacy projects and the state government is not going to leave them abandoned.
He expressed satisfaction at the pace of work being done; adding that they have exhibited commitment to delivering the projects within the time frame given to them.
Present at the event was the governor, who was accompanied by Commissioner for Works, Mr Sola Adebayo, Commissioner for Information, Aare Olumuyiwa, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Mr Sunday Adumo and other top government officials, as they visited the Aramoko Erinjiyan road, the newly constructed Erio bridge, ongoing Water reservoir at Fajuyi in Ado Ekiti and drainage work at the Oba Adejuyigbe Hospital.