…Fayemi reinstates five Perm Secs sacked by Fayose, with full salary arrears***
Nigerian major opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday felicitated with former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, as he clocks the age of 61 years.
The party, according to a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja, described Jonathan as “an icon of democracy.”
Ologbondiyan also described him as “pillar of contemporary Nigerian
democracy, whose patriotism and personal sacrifices ensured the unity, stability and corporate existence of our dear nation, particularly given the circumstances of the 2015 general elections.
“Dr Jonathan remains a true Nigerian leader, whose administration is known, not only for good governance and landmark development projects across the nation, but also for the entrenchment of democratic values, rule of law, equity and justice.
“His administration was also known for respect for separation of power and constitutionally guaranteed rights of citizens, as well as engendering harmonious coexistence of all interests in our nation.”
He stated that Jonathan demonstrated that the true essence of leadership and statesmanship was the application of the virtues, opportunities and authority therein for the good of others, rather than self.
“And because of that, our party and indeed Nigerians celebrate him.
“The PDP, therefore, joins family members, associates and well-wishers at large in celebrating Dr Jonathan as he attains this milestone.”
The party, according to Ologbondiyan, also prayed that God would continue to keep Jonathan in good health and sound mind “as he gives himself to the service of our dear fatherland.”
Meanwhile, the Governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi has ordered the reinstatement of all the five Permanent Secretaries that were retired in 2014 by the immediate past administration of Mr Ayodele Fayose.
This was made public in a statement issued on Tuesday night in Ado-Ekiti by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olayinka Oyebode.
Those reinstated were Mr Emmanuel Oso, Mr Alfred Ologuntoye, Mr Ayodeji Ajayi, Mrs Funke Falodun, Mr Ayoola Owolabi and Mr Babatunde Alokan, with the Governorsaying that their reinstatement followed the successful hearing of their petitions by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) which declared that they were unfairly treated.
”The NHRC also agreed with the petitioners and the state government for their reinstatement and settlement of all their outstanding salaries and allowances for the period of their illegal termination of appointment
”Consequently, Governor Kayode Fayemi directed that the five be reinstated accordingly,’’ the statement said.
Already, the letters communicating their reinstatement were signed by the Head of Service, Dr Olugbenga Faseluka, noting that the letter stipulated that, the reinstatement takes effect from Monday.