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Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State has received the report from the committee established to recommend names for appointments to various boards, parastatals, and commissions in the state.

Ekiti News reports that the Governor assured that the recommendations would be promptly acted upon.

Speaking on Wednesday after receiving the report in his office in Ado Ekiti, Governor Oyebanji stated that the appointment committee was established to ensure a merit-based, transparent, and inclusive appointment system that upholds party supremacy.

The Governor explained that the appointment committee was established to fulfill his campaign promise to return the party to the leaders.

He stated that the committee’s recommendations, rooted in best practices, aim to foster greater public trust in the government and enhance the effectiveness and transparency of board appointments across the state.

Governor Oyebanji assured that his administration would promptly implement the recommendation.

He said, “Let me start on the note of appreciation for our leaders for the tedious job, it is a very tough assignment and I must thank you for accepting to serve our people and to also reiterate my belief in party supremacy, what has happened today is a confirmation of my belief in what I told party members when I was running that I will return the party back to the leaders and I have strong belief that the names here came from our leaders in respective wards and local government.”

Chief Jide Awe, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Matters, represented the Committee Chairman and former Deputy Governor, Prof. Modupe Adelabu earlier in his remarks, stated that the committee consulted with relevant stakeholders across the 177 wards in the state to ensure fair representation and inclusive governance.

Chief Awe explained that the committee screened and recommended candidates for appointment to boards and commissions based on merit and competence.

He added that the recommendations also reflect gender balance, the inclusion of people living with disabilities, religious considerations, and local peculiarities.

Other members of the committee present during the report presentation included the Speaker of the State Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adeoye Aribasoye; Chairman of the Local Service Commission, Elder Alaba Bejide; and Acting Chairman of the Ekiti State APC, Barrister Sola Elesin.

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