Monday, 26 February, 2024


Controversy over alleged protest of soldiers in Ekiti

Controversy has trailed reports that soldiers in Ekiti protested alleged non-payment of their accumulated allowances by Governor Kayode Fayemi.

Reports of the protest, which went viral on social media platforms, had claimed the soldiers blocked the roads leading to the Government House and Governor’s office.

Reacting to rumoured protest by the soldiers, the State Government said there was nothing like that.

A statement by Commissioner for Information, Akin Omole, described the report as handiwork of mischief makers.

He said the soldiers, who are new recruits and indigenes of Ekiti, only came to pay a courtesy call on the Governor.

The statement reads: “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.

Credit: The nation


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