Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Sunday charged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the state for a ‘Grade A’ ministerial position.
According to him, “Ekiti State, being one of the states created last in the country, deserves a ministerial portfolio that will have direct impact on the people, not just a minister for the sake of Federal Character.”
Fayose, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications, Lere Olayinka, argued that his position was not to favour any individual, but in the collective interest of Ekiti people.
The governor added that, “It is not enough for Ekiti State to have just a ministerial slot as provided in Section 15 (3) of the 1999 Constitution, President Buhari must give the Minister Designate from the State a portfolio that will benefit the state and its people.
“We don’t want just a ministry, we want a ministry that will be of direct benefit to our people and I am urging President Buhari to be mindful of our people’s expectation when allocating portfolios to the ministers designate.
“Our people want one of the best ministries where developmental efforts of the state government can be adequately complemented, not just a ministry that will only be of benefit to the minister and his immediate family members.”