LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has approved the dissolution of boards and commissions in the state.
The is contained in a circular in Ado-Ekiti signed by Mr Tajudeen Adejumo, the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Secretary to the State Government.
The state government said the dissolution takes effect from August.
It said the dissolution excluded Statutory Commissions spelt out in Section 197 of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended.
Other appointees whose appointments were also terminated by the circular include special advisers, who are not cabinet members; technical advisers; director-generals; coordinators; and other heads of non-ministerial offices.
The circular noted that the dissolution was to ensure adequate preparation to usher in the incoming administration and fast-track early processing of the terminal benefits of political office holders.
The circular urged the affected officials “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”.
Fayemi will hand over to his successor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, on Oct. 16. Oyebanji won the June 18 governorship election as the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC).