Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose on Thursday stated that celebrating Nigeria’s 55th Independence anniversary when there is difficulty in paying the salary of workers does not really make sense.
He consequently cancelled all forms of fanfare including stadium parades that usually take place as part of Independence Day celebrations.
The Governor, in a broadcast to the people of the state, noted that there was nothing to celebrate consequent upon the economic situation in the country.
Fayose said, “I do not think it is proper to engage in jamboree when it is almost becoming increasingly difficult to pay workers’ salaries.
“The current situation demands sober reflection from all and we cannot pretend about this.”