Ekiti State Governor-elect, Mr. Ayo Fayose, on Tuesday distributed letters of employment to Ekiti indigenes he helped secure jobs into federal agencies.
Coordinator of the scheme, Dr. Samuel Omotosho, said there were about 50 people Fayose helped secure jobs into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of State Security, Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti, and the Nigeria Immigration Service.
Dr. Omotosho gave the names of 11 lucky applicants into FMC as: Olatunji Idowu, Toyin Oriola, Bamidele Idowu, Adewumi Felicia, Idowu Gbenga, Osanyintade Bosede, Bisiriyu Akeem, Titilayo Oluwarotimi Aladelua Bukola and Agunbiade Adesoji.
They received their letters of employment at the situation office of the Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation in Ado Ekiti, at a brief ceremony.
The identities of those employed into MFA, SSS and NIS were, however, not disclosed, for security reasons.
Speaking at the brief ceremony, Fayose said he didn’t know any of the applicants and was meeting them for the first time, just to distribute the letters of offer of employment to them.
“I submitted 40 of the credentials I received to the Federal Medical Centre and 11 of them were employed. I don’t know any of them. I took the step because those who should get employment are not just those who know the governor or wife of the governor or anyone close to the government”, he said.
The governor-elect assured the people of continued support for all and sundry in the state and called on the people to remain peaceful and law-abiding.
Speaking on behalf of the recipients, Akeem said, “I heard on the radio that unemployed graduates should submit our credentials at Fayose’s office. I took the step and suddenly, I received a call last Wednesday that I should come for my employment letter. It still seems like a dream because I never believed that it could happen”.
He thanked Fayose on behalf of the others and assured him that they would be good representatives of the state at their various places of work.