The Ekiti State government has also directed that salaries of Gov. Kayode Fayemi, his deputy and all political appointees in the state be slashed by 50% with immediate effect.
Muyiwa Olumilua, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, disclosed in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday that Gov. Fayemi gave the salary cut directive.
He said the development was due to the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 scourge.
According to him, the pay cut will affect the governor, his deputy, Bisi Egbeyemi and all political appointees down the line.
He however said that salaries of civil servants would not be affected in any way by the directive.
He said savings from the pay cut would be channelled into the execution and completion of developmental projects in the State, as hitherto planned. (NAN)