Fayemi Lifts Health Tech College

October 10, 2013

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has commissioned five blocks of 15 classrooms at the College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero as well as 17 km Ijero- Ipoti- Ayetoro road as part of projects being inaugurated to mark the 3rd anniversary of his administration.

The Governor who said that the 15 classrooms each  which can accommodate 50 students are in fulfilment of his promises to transform the education sector and provide needed institutional support for human capital development, assured that his administration would continue to create enabling environment for students to access qualitative education. The N54 Million buildings were awarded in April last year and completed in May this year .

Dr. Fayemi who also announced the release of the N23 million monthly subvention in order to meet the challenges of accreditation, salaries and allowances, assured that his administration would ensure that equipment and other necessary infrastructure are provided within the ambit of the limited resources and budgetary provisions in the State’s Mid Term Expenditure Framework.
While commissioning the 17 km Ijero-Ipoti-Ayetoro road, the Governor said the reconstruction of the road was in actualization of the vision of his administration to make all parts of the State accessible by motorable roads by 2014 as well as to complement Iloro-Osun-Otun road which was done last year.

Fayemi also flagged off the construction of Ijero township roads; saying that the vision to make roads motorable is not limited to intercity roads as he opined that the rehabilitation of intra-city roads would enhance socio-economic lives of the people.
He added that government will not concentrate attention on Ado Ekiti, the Capital city alone hence the decision to reach out to three other local government headquarters one of which is Ijero township road. The Governor noted that though some of the township roads have been fixed under the 5km road project, the flag of is to further address the infrastructure decay so that the ancient town can wear a new look as soon as the roads are completed.

Dr. Fayemi who warned against burning of tyres on roads, dumping of refuse in drains and indiscriminate cutting of roads, announced the reconstruction of Ijero-Ara-Araromi-Awo road which cuts through the College of Health Science and Technology.
Inaugurating the Eyiyato Enterprise Development Centre in Iloro Ekiti, Fayemi  said this was aimed at pursuing the development of Human Capital as well building a pool of employable youths and future entrepreneurs; adding that government would continue to put reasonable resources behind the development of human capital which is the “greatest asset” of the State.

The centre, according to him, is set up to offer training to the teeming youths in various arts, trades, thereby equipping them with knowledge and skills to become self-reliant entrepreneurs.

The Governor urged all stakeholders in Iloro, Aisegba and Ilupeju where the centres are located to actively participate in ensuring that all the assets provided in the centres are well utilized as well as encourage young ones to seize the opportunity to add value to themselves.

Speaking at the Enterprise Development Centre, the Commissioner for Finance, Mr Dapo Kolawole who hails from Iloro Ekiti commended the Governor for establishing the three Centres; saying that this would help in meeting the needs of youths who have flair for vocational studies which according to him is profitable since government also has an Youth Empowerment programme.

In her remarks, the Chairperson of the Governing Council of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, Chief Monisola Oloro stated that the College is exploring new frontiers of increasing its Internally Generated Revenue and harnessing support from philanthropists and Non-Governmental Organisations to complement government’s effort in developing the College.

Oloro explained that this process includes the codification of e-payment of school fees and other sundry charges to enhance accountability and transparency, establishment of the College Business Ventures among others.

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