The Ekiti state chapter of the Standards Organization of Nigeria has blacklisted 23 cable companies for manufacturing of fake and substandard electrical products.

 

 

 

In a statement released at the state capital by Mrs Sarah Idowu, the head of the agency in Ekiti said the companies failed both the performance, safety, and parameter tests conducted by Electrical and Electronics Laboratory Department.

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Special Assistant to the governor of Ekiti State on Public Communications and News Media, Lere Olayinka has described claim by the immediate past commissioner for finance of the state, Mr. Dapo Kolawole, that the state government could afford to pay workers three months salary as “feeble attempt to cover up the mismanagement of the state finances under the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of Dr Kayode Fayemi,” saying “it is only in the world of miracle that a state that was plunged into debt and  is losing over N1 billion to loan deductions monthly can sustain regular payment of salaries.”

Members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly on Wednesday held their plenary on a major roundabout in Okesa to protest what they said was a witch-hunt against Governor Ayodele Fayose by the Federal Government.