Ekiti at 20: Fayose Commends Abacha, Fayemi, Others


Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose, has commended the heroic contributions of the late military dictator, Gen Sanni Abacha and his vision leading to the creation of the state.

Fayose, also commended the tremendous contributions of the past military and civilian administrations of Col. Mohammed Usman , Commodore Atanda Yusuf , Dr Kayode Fayemi, Niyi Adebayo and Segun Oni, in building the state to this enviable height through their leaderships .

Ekiti State was created on October 1, 1996 alongside Bayelsa, Gombe, Nasarawa , Ebonyin and Zamfara States.

Addressing stakeholders at the Oluyemi Kayode stadium after the Independence Walk , which kicked off from Mathew Street in Ado Ekiti, Fayose commended the military dictator and Ekiti founding fathers for actualizing the dream for the state’s creation.

“Let me commend Gen. Abacha for creating the state and I also thank our founding fathers for their vision. Though, I didn’t participate in the struggle, but I am a beneficiary and many children and governors yet unborn will also benefit .

“Politics aside, let me commend all the military and duly elected governors of the past for their contributions, because they have contributed their own quota within the available resources to lay a foundation, for without foundation there could be nothing to build upon.

“Ekiti has scored many firsts within the two years I came on board.
Ekiti recorded in transparency in budget provision. It came first in 2016 NECO sand these came at the most auspicious time when Ekiti is 20. Our desire now sis to buckle up and work harder for more service delivery for the good of you and I.

“The present economic recession in our country is not pleasurable, it is not interesting at all. It is a sad news to hear that a dollar is now being exchanged for N500.

“Whatever our political, religious and interests are, we must put our eyes on the ball called Ekiti for our tomorrow to be better than this”, he said.

Fayose promised that the flyover project, Ikere Ekiti dualisation project, the new Oja Oba market and other projects in all the 16 local governments , including the proposed High Court complex and new governor’s office will be completed before his departure in 2018.

“I want to tell you that I won’t abandon any project. All the projects I have started will be completed before my departure,” Fayose assured.

Innovative Payment Plans, Fee Reductions for International Education

With the current Foreign Exchange situation in the country, UKEAS is again leading the pack by offering firsthand information on innovative payment plans and fee reductions for international education at its upcoming 11th International Education Expo.

The United Kingdom Education Advisory Service (UKEAS), one of the leading international education advisory organizations in Nigeria, is set to bring representatives from over 50 International Universities and colleges to Nigeria & Ghana for the 11th edition of their International Education Expo this October.

The Expo will hold on the 6th of October in Abuja at the Sandralia Hotel and on the 8th of October in Lagos at the Eko Hotel and Suites with the Ghana event holding in Accra on the 4th of October at the Holiday Inn Accra Airport Hotel all from 10am to 5pm each day.

Speaking about the innovative payment plans, Bukky Awofisayo, UKEAS Regional Manager Africa says “Recognizing the economic situation at this time, we have initiated discussions with our partner Universities so that they can provide flexible payment options and possibly some fee reduction to our Nigerian students, parents and professionals who want to expand their career horizon by acquiring a globally recognized qualification.”