The Ekiti State government has barred the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi and others from holding public offices in Ekiti.
According to a White Paper released by Ekiti State Government the former governor was barred from holding a public office in the state for 10 years.
Also Mr. Dapo Kolawole a former Commissioner for Finance, was also barred for the same number of years.
Fayemi and Kolawole were barred based on the report of the Ekiti Judicial Commission of Inquiry, which indicted them over alleged mismanagement of the state’s finances between October 2010 and 2014.
Fayemi, now a Minister of Mines and Steel Development, was the governor during the stated period.
The report declared them “as unfit to hold any public office in the state.”
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Ekiti State Government to look into the financial transactions of the state under the administration of Dr. Fayemi had said that the former governor must refund a sum of N2.75 billion allocated from the N25 billion bond obtained by the government for the execution of contract for the construction of Ultra-Modern market in Ado Ekiti, which was never executed.