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Ekiti State government refutes report of protest by soldiers


[FILES] Nigeria Army

The Ekiti State Government, yesterday, debunked a report that there was protest by soldiers in the state over alleged unpaid allowances.

Some social media platforms circulating in the state had reported that soldiers were allegedly protesting against Governor Kayode Fayemi over what they called unpaid allowances.

The said social media platforms had said that the protesting soldiers blocked the roads leading to Government House and the Governor’s Office.


However, the Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Mr. Akin Omole, who reacted to the viral news, said that soldiers of Ekiti State origin only came to pay a visit to the governor but he (Fayemi) was not around.

He said: “In the morning of Tuesday, June 15, 2021, new recruits into the Nigerian Army, who are indigenes of Ekiti State, came to pay a courtesy call on Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State.

“The governor was not around to receive the soldiers who came on an unscheduled visit, and they were advised to properly channel their request for a meeting with the governor on a later date, after which they dispersed.

“Accordingly, we would like to use this opportunity to assure the public that there is no cause for alarm.”


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