The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has declared a “victory” parade following the EFCC’s release of two senior officials of the state government on Wednesday.
The governor also declared Thursday a half work day for civil servants to mark the release.
The Commissioner for Finance, Toyin Ojo, and the Accountant General, Yemisi Owolabi, were arrested about two weeks ago by the commission on allegations of misappropriation of bailout funds made available to the state.
The governor, in a statement on Wednesday by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, said the half-working day for the civil servants was declared to give the released state executives a heroic welcome.
He said the release of the officials was “another victory over the EFCC and its APC collaborators.”
The statement said the governor would be at Fajuyi, Ado Ekiti at 10 a.m. to commence the welcome.