The Ekiti State Executive Council has commenced a phased return to physical meetings 11 months after it adopted virtual meetings in line with the social distancing protocols to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus on April 8, 2020.
A hybrid model was adopted during the last Exco meeting on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in which 10 members of the State Executive Council attended the meeting in-person and others linked up virtually. This is coming four days after all Public Officers on Grade Levels 02-12 working from home were directed to resume work. This is part of the Government of Ekiti state’s evidence-based approach to managing the pandemic.
During the EXCO meeting, Governor Fayemi and his deputy led the rest of the state as they publicly received their vaccinations, and subsequently flagged-off the vaccination campaign at a short ceremony. The Fayemi administration is committed to ensuring equitable access to the vaccine, across the 16 LGAs of the state with the prioritization of frontline health workers. The Government of Ekiti state continues to lead as a model sub-national government with integrated and holistic responses to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and cushioning its economic impact on the people.
Hon. Akin Omole
Ministry of Information and Values Orientation
About the Government of Ekiti:
The Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria is the pioneer state to domesticate the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the first state in the Southwest to sign up to the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The Kayode Fayemi-administration’s focus areas include: Governance; Agriculture and Rural Development; Social Investments; Industrial and Infrastructural Development; and the Knowledge Economy. The model sub-national government has been recognized globally on account of the transformational leadership and phenomenal development trajectory. www.ekitistate.gov.ng.
Last modified: March 13, 2021