Governor Kayode Fayemi
Despite the rumour making the rounds that she has resigned her appointment, the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka, Monday held a prayer session to usher in the new year in her office.
The rumour was all over the state at the weekend, that the deputy governor had resigned based on health grounds.
She was said to be suffering from a chronic cancer, which had been proved to be false.
Reacting to the rumour, the Media Assistant to the Deputy Governor, Lekan Fadeyi, who debunked the rumour, said the appearance of his boss at the prayer session put paid to the unsubstantiated rumour.
He described the rumour as the handiwork of the evil people, who he said, did not wish the deputy-governor well.
He urged the media not to make issue out of the rumour since it was meant to present the deputy governor in bad light.
While urging the people to disregard the rumour, Fadeyi said it was in a bid to fault the rumour mongers that the prayer was organised to give thanks to God for not only the deputy governor, but also others members of staff at her office.
During the prayer session, the deputy governor charged workers in the state to cultivate the habit of giving gratitude to God in all situations and be dedicated to work this year so as to enjoy more blessings from God that will yield greater testimonies in all areas of their lives at the end of the year.
She thanked God for His protection over every worker for individual and collective achievements recorded in 2012 by all members of staff.
She added that civil servants are the engine room and the backbone of any government that wants to be successful, urging workers in her office to be more committed to their duties this year, adding that both God and men appreciate and reward diligence.
Earlier, Pastor Kehinde Ayegbusi in his word of exhortation, admonished the workers to be brave and pray for the uncommon wisdom from God that will enable them face and overcome the challenges they are likely to meet in the course of performing their duties in the year.