Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, has been banned by the Ekiti State Government from holding political office in the state and other parts of the country for 10 years.
This is going by a Government White Paper released in Ado Ekiti on Monday. The white paper was read to journalists by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Lanre Ogunsuyi at the end of an emergency State Executive Council meeting.
The white paper was the outcome of the report of the Justice Silas Oyewole-led Judicial Commission of Inquiry, NAN reports.
The state government had set up the Commission to look into the financial transactions of the state under the Fayemi administration.
It was mandated to submit its report on December 13, 2017.
Also banned for the same length of period along with Fayemi, was his then Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Dapo Kolawole.
According to the White Paper, both Fayemi and his Commissioner for Finance, have been declared unfit to hold any public position in the state and any part of Nigeria.
“This is as a result of their refusal to appear before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry even after the determination of the case instituted by them to challenge the inauguration of the commission before the Ekiti State High Court,” the report said.
“For their disrespect to the constituted authority and the undignified roles they played in the whole contracts saga which were obviously against the interest of the state they were supposed to protect, they are banned for holding public offices for 10years.’’