Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has directed that salaries of all political appointees in the state be slashed by 50 per cent with immediate effect.
The Commissioner for Information and Value Orientation in the state, Muyiwa Olumilua, confirmed this in a statement forwarded to Magic FM on Tuesday.
He explained that the pay cut would affect the governor himself, the deputy governor, the commissioners, and all political appointees down the line.
He revealed that the savings from the pay cut would be channeled into the execution, and completion of developmental projects in the state, as previously planned.
Olumilua said the governor took the decision as a result of the ravaging effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Meanwhile, Governor Fayemi who doubles as the chairman of the Nigerian Governors forum, has expressed gratitude to President Buhari for his understanding after meeting with state governors over COVID 19 lockdown