Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, on Thursday swore in the 38 newly elected local government chairmen in the state.

The governor urged them to place high premium on radical improvement on the security of lives and property as well as revenue generation in their respective council areas.

Oyebanji also gave a marching order to the council chairmen to build on the strong foundation laid by their predecessors, adding that his administration would not tolerate any form of security lapses at the third tier of government under their watch.

The new council chairmen were elected during the December 2, 2023 local government election in the state.

Addressing the new council bosses, Oyebanji, represented by the Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs) Monisade Afuye, the governor praised the immediate past chairmen and those that were reelected for demonstrating enough political and administrative acumen to deliver, in spite of the multifarious challenges associated with being pioneers.

Expressing zero tolerance for corruption and pilfering of council funds, the the governor urged them to discharge their duties with utmost “honesty, impartiality, even-handedness, compassion and fairness”, adding that they must work assiduously for the actualisation of the shared prosperity mantra of his government.

Oyebanji revealed that he decided to put machinery in motion for the conduct of elections at the local government level to further corroborate how desirous he was for the councils to be run in a democratic manner.

Ekiti: Oyebanji swears-in new council chairmen

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