Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has approved the dissolution of boards and commissions in the state with effect from August 31.
This, however, does not include statutory commissions spelled out in Section 197 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended.
Fayemi also approved the stoppage of the services of special advisers who are not cabinet members, technical advisers, directors-general, coordinators; and other heads of non-ministerial offices effective from the same date.
This was contained in a circular dated August 8 addressed to commissioners and other senior officials by the Secretary to State Government, Foluso Daramola.
The circular titled, ‘Discontinuation of services of political office holders’ was signed by a Permanent Secretary, T.G. Adejumo.
According to the circular, the decision was “in pursuit of the efforts to ensure a seamless transition of government and early processing of the terminal benefits of political office holders” ahead of the mid-October expiration of the Fayemi administration.
“While the foregoing approval takes effect from August 31, 2022, the affected officials are advised to hand over all government property in their possessions to the accounting officers or the most senior career officers in their ministries, departments, and agencies,” it added.