Ekiti State Government has described as untrue the rumours of protest by soldiers Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
In a statement by the State commissioner for Information and value orientation, Akin Omole states that the new recruits into the Nigeria Army, who are indigenes of Ekiti state, came together to pay a courtesy call on the state Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi,who was not available to receive them and they were advised to properly channel their request for a meeting with the Governor on a later date.
The Government statement:
Alleged Soldiers’ Demonstration
The Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria is clarifying that there was no protest by soldiers in the state as being mischievously reported on some social media platforms.
In the morning of Tuesday, June 15, 2021, new recruits into the Nigeria Army, who are indigenes of Ekiti state, came together to pay a courtesy call on H.E. Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State. The unscheduled visit however met with Mr. Governor’s absence, and they were advised to properly channel their request for a meeting so that they can engage with Mr. Governor on a later date, after which they dispersed.
The large number of security operatives around the Governor’s office and the Fajuyi area of the state capital, Ado-Ekiti, understandably attracted considerable attention.
Accordingly, we would like to use this opportunity to assure the public that there is no cause for alarm.
The Government of Ekiti state continues to work collaboratively with federal security agencies and their personnel to advance peace and security in the state and the entire country.
*Mr. Akin Omole*
Ministry of Information and Values Orientation