Dr John Olukayode Fayemi, the former minister of Solid Mineral has been sworn-in as the Ekiti state governor by Justice Ayodeji Simeon Daramola, the Chief Judge of the state.
The event which was held on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti had in attendance members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In his inaugural speech, the new governor said, “Today, we reclaim our land from those that have held us hostage. We will thoroughly reveal and distribute documents of what happened in our state during the past administration.
“This state was during the past administration owing salaries of about eight months. We are not interested in trial by the media or witch-hunting but will we will say the truth before our people.
“We may not belong to the same political party, but never again should we allow politics in Ekiti State to be left in the hands of people who don’t understand governance. Never again should we give up our status as honourable men for stomach infrastructure.
“We are focused on areas of development which include Agriculture, social investment and entrenching our economy into becoming great. Our greatest resources are our people. I will not rest until the burning issue of workers salaries is promptly addressed,” he added.
The 53-year-old governor, a native of Isan-Ekiti in Oye Local Government of Ekiti State was sworn in alongside his Deputy, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi.