Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, has advised Ekiti Governor-Elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to ensure prompt payment of staff salaries and address illegal mining in the state.
Mustapha gave the advice while speaking with newsmen after a closed-door meeting with Fayemi on Thursday in Abuja.
The SGF urged Fayemi to utilise his wealth of experience as the former Minister of Mines and Steel Development and lay a solid foundation for legal mining activities.
He expressed confidence in the governor–elect, stating that Ekiti State would have a new lease of life under Fayemi’s leadership.
Ekiti is predominantly a civil servant state of highly enlightened and educated community; one of the areas the people of Ekiti had a rough deal was the payment of salaries to civil servants.