Ekiti State Government has assured the people that contrary to mischievous report by some social media platform, there was no protest by soldiers in the state.
The clarification came following report on social media platforms that some soldiers demonstrated in Ado ekiti on Tuesday.
But a statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Akin Omole stated that the large number of security operatives noticed around the Governor’s office were new recruits into the Nigeria Army of Ekiti Origin who came to pay a courtesy visit on the Governor.
” 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.
He assured that the State Government will continue to work collaboratively with federal security agencies and their personnel to advance peace and security in the state and the entire country.