The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Adeniran Alagbada and other members of the House have applauded the state governor, Dr kayode Fayemi for cancelling the education tax imposed on pupils by the immediate past administration of Chief Ayodele Fayose.
This is as the Assembly has set up an ad-hoc Committee to investigate the passage of a ten billion naira supplementary budget by some members of the House during the twilight of the administration of the immediate past government of Chief Ayodele Fayose.
The Ad-hoc committee has the deputy speaker, Rt Hon Olusegun Adewumi as chairman with Hon Akinniyi Sunday and Hon Fajana Ojo -Ade as members.
The Speaker while contributing to a debate on the matter at the House plenary in Ado Ekiti, described the abrogation of the education tax as a burden taken away from the people and prayed that the Almighty God will continue to abide with the governor towards leading Ekiti to the right path.
The House Leader of Business, Hon Gboyega Aribisogan, who led the debate on the cancellation of the education tax, said Ekiti people had earlier rejected the tax.
Hon Aribisogan remarked that a religious organization criticised and instituted legal action against the then government.
In his contributions, the Minority Leader, Hon Sunday Akinniyi, said the cancellation had made Ekiti people more happier and pointed out that the action was a demonstration of the love Governor Fayemi had for Ekiti people.
Other members of the House including Hon Cecilia Dada, Hon Fajana Ojo – Ade, Hon Adedeji Michael and the Deputy speaker, Rt Hon Olusegun Adewumi noted that the introduction of the tax had contributed to the development of the education sector but praised Governor Fayemi for its cancellation.
They described the action as a step in the right direction and stressed that it would reduce the burden on parents.
All the lawmakers unanimously approved the commendation contained in a resolution moved by the leader of Business, Hon Aribisogan and seconded by the Deputy speaker, Rt Hon Olusegun Adewumi.