Ekiti indigenes based in Lagos State have hailed the performance of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi-led administration in Ekiti State.
They gave the commendation at a forum organised in honour of the Governor by the Igbimo Ure Ekiti, a non-partisan social group, in Lagos on Thursday night.
The event which was designed as a forum for interaction between the governor and top Ekiti citizens in Lagos as well as major players in the corporate world was attended by former military Governor of the old western state, Gen Adeyinka Adebayo; first civilian governor of the state, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, pioneer military administrator Col Inua Bawa; one time sole administrator, Gen Adetunji Idowu Olurin and Managing Director, Access Bank, Aig Imokhede among others.
Other dignitaries at the event include Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Adejoke Orelope Adefulire, her Edo State counterpart, Dr Pius Odugho, husband of the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Arc. Lanre Olayinka, and Commodore Kayode Olofinmoyin (rtd).
Speaking, at the event, the President of Igbimo Ure Ekiti and former Minister of Health, Prince Julius Adeluyi-Adelusi said Fayemi has performed creditably well through the implementation of his administration’s policies and programmes as contained in the 8-point agenda.
Adelusi said the infrastructure development that the State has witnessed in the last two years of the administration is worthy of commendation as motorists now enjoy good, motorable road network .
He stated that Fayemi is also restoring the values of equity, fairness and integrity which Igbimo Ure Ekiti stands for, stressing that the State has not witnessed any “invasion” by any anti-graft agency since Fayemi’s assumption of office in 2010.
Also speaking at the event, a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Akin Osuntokun lauded Governor Fayemi; saying that Fayemi has a comprehensive understanding of what governance is, and has proved that he is well prepared for the job.
Osuntokun added that Fayemi has “marketed the state well” by wooing foreign and indigenous investors to the State; adding that this is “a step in the right direction”. In his remarks, Governor Fayemi explained that his administration has been able to lay a solid foundation towards a better future for the State.
Fayemi highlighted his achievements in the various sectors of the State economy; stressing that the achievements have only been possible as a result of planning, prudence and sincerity of purpose.
He explained that his administration is working on the Urban Renewal project to make Ado Ekiti a befitting State capital; saying that this will be complemented by empowerment programmes for the people, even as Government is committed to banishing poverty from the State.
The Governor however called on Ekiti indigenes who are interesting in helping the State revive moribund industries or set up new ones to come home and invest; stressing that laws have been put in place to ensure a conducive environment for businesses to thrive, and investment in the State is safe even after the expiration of his tenure.
Other dignitaries at the event were Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin; Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji (Dr) Ganiyu Owolabi; Head of Service, Mr Bunmi Famosaya; Chairman of Access Bank, Mr Gbenga Oyebode, former Minister of FCT, Princess Bisi Ogunleye, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Tunde Ogunsakin, renowned lawyers, Mr Femi Falala, Den Dele Adesina, and former UACN boss, Chief Ayo Ajayi.
Also in attendance were state commissioners and members of the state house of assembly and renowned musician, Dr Victor Olaiya.
Last modified: March 1, 2013