Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor has said all political appointees salaries in the state should be slashed by 50 percent.
The order was given by the governor in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Muyiwa Olumilua, on Tuesday.
Fayemi said the decision was taken due to the impact of COVID-19 in Ekiti State.
“The global economy has been severely affected and has affected Nigeria’s economy as a nation and unexpectedly, Ekiti. As a responsive and responsible government, we have taken stock of our financial situation,” he said.
He noted that himself and his deputy will take the lead in the salary reduction.
However, the salary cut will not affect civil servants in the state.
The 50 percent cut from the salaries of appointees, will be channelled into the execution and completion of developmental projects.
Ekiti State currently has eight COVID-19 cases, five active cases, one death and two discharged persons.