The Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has directed the freezing of the State Government accounts with immediate effect.
This is coming hours after he was sworn in as the state governor at the Ekiti Parapo Pavilion, Ado-Ekiti.
Aside from freezing the account, Oyebanji also makes his first two appointments. He retained Yinka Oyebode as his Chief Press Secretary.
Oyebode was the CPS to the immediate past governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, during his first and second terms.
A statement by the Head of Service, Bamidele Agbede, on Sunday evening titled, ‘Appointment of CPS, said, “The Governor of Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji, has appointed Mr Oyebode as the CPS to the Governor. The appointment takes immediate effect”.
The governor has also appointed an academic, Dr Habibat Adubiaro, as the Secretary to the State Government.
A statement on Sunday by the CPS, Oyebode, titled ‘Appointment of the SSG, said, “The appointment takes immediate effect”.
Oyebode, in another statement titled, “Freezing of state government accounts”, said that the
governor had also frozen the accounts of the state government with immediate effect.
The CPS said, “All accounting officers and financial institutions are urged to comply with this directive”