Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has warned civil servants in the state against dropping his name to achieve selfish gains, warning that erring civil servants will be sanctioned.
Fayose, according to a statement issued on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, gave the warning at a meeting with leaders of the organised labour in the state.
The statement said the governor had raised a six-man committee headed by the Permanent Secretary, Civil Service Commission to try erring civil servants.
“Those who want to play politics should leave the service and become card carrying members of the political party of their choice. Nobody should say I am a Fayose supporter to cause trouble in the civil service, whoever does that will be shown the way out.
“A committee has been set up to check partisan politics in the civil service. It will receive complaints, investigate and recommend sanctions to be imposed on defaulters,” the governor said.
At the meeting were leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Nigeria Union of Teachers and the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees.
The governor stated that despite the fact that the federal allocation was decreasing on monthly basis, his administration had always paid dues on time.
According to the statement, the labour leaders pledged their loyalty, saying they understood the economic realities on ground.
Also, the governor met with the management of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Aina Oladapo, and union leaders in the institution.
Members of the local chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities are on strike demanding payment of two month salaries owed them.
While calling for the understanding of the workers, Fayose said when he reduced students’ tuition fees, he did not promise increasing their subvention, urging them to look inward for more revenue.
He gave the assurance that as soon as the income of the state improved, he would allocate more funds to the institution.