The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, has directed the freezing of the State government accounts with immediate effect.
He ordered all government accounting officers to comply with the directive in the interest of the state.
Similarly, Oyebanji also makes his first two appointments, as he retained Yinka Oyebode as his Chief Press Secretary.
He also appointed Dr Habibat Adubiaro, as the Secretary to the State Government.
These were contained in separate statements signed by the Head of Service, Mr Bamidele Agbede, on Sunday.
The appointments, according to the statement, are with immediate effect.
Adubiaro, a devoted Muslim, served as a Special Adviser under the first term of former Governor Ayodele Fayose.
She is presently the President of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria, Ekiti State Chapter.
Oyebode, a native of Ido Ile in Ekiti West Local Government Area Of Ekiti State, was appointed by Governor Kayode Fayemi in his first term as a Special Assistant on Media before being elevated to the position of Chief Press Secretary.
Fayemi appointed Oyebode into the same position in 2018 and served till the last day of the government before his reappointment by Oyebanji.