Our Victory Was God Given, Fayemi Boasts, Says Nigerians Should Always Wait On God

The Ekiti election has since come and gone with the victor being sworn in as governor.

Mrs Bisi Fayemi, the wife of the Ekiti governor, has attributed the victory of her husband, Kayode, in the July 14, 2018 governorship poll to divine intervention.

Fayemi, who said this on Monday in Ado-Ekiti while speaking with newsmen, enjoined Nigerians to always wait on God during hard times for divine intervention.

She said her resolve to wait on God with absolute trust in His powers saw her family through the trying times.

“ Many people who have been following the political terrain in Ekiti State could attest to the challenges we went through, but we came out of them victorious.

“God’s mercies come with their conditions, and if God has shown you mercy you need to show mercy to others and when He shows you favour, you have to show favour to others.

“If you are not doing this, it shows you are not being grateful to God.

“Wait on the Lord, and be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart.  That has been my testimony; waiting on the Lord and being of good courage,’’ she said.

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PLEASE HELP US!! Fayose Runs To OPC, Vigilantes For Support As Kidnappers Take Over The State

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has appealed to the Pan-Yoruba group, O’dua People’s Congress (OPC) and vigilante operatives to contribute their quota to ensure that the state is rid off criminal elements. He said this is especially in the case of kidnappers who are carrying out dastardly acts in the state.

Fayemi said his government had given marching orders to the Police Commissioner, Mr Asuquo Amba; the Directorate of State Services (DSS) and other security networks to rid the state of criminals, insisting that the backing of other stakeholders in security sector would provide a buffer to the conventional security for the task to be achievable.

The governor spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Mobilisation, Prince Tunji Ogunlola on Saturday, while meeting the leadership of the group in the state who paid him a visit at his office in Ado Ekiti.

A former Commissioner for Lands, Mr. Remi Olorunleke and the Director of Administration, Gbonyin Council area , Mr. David Jejelowo , were on Monday kidnapped by gunmen along Ado-Ijan road.

This incident occurred barely a week an accountant with Emure local government, Mr. Abayomi Ajayi was killed by gunmen along Ikere –Ise road while two other staff from the council were abducted.

 

The governor had also through his mobilization unit met with the leaderships of the Private Sector in the State, the Artisans and Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC), assuring them they shall benefit from the federal government’s Tradermoni programme being championed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Fayemi said his government was not comfortable with the kidnapping and killings of some local government officials and other Ekiti citizens in recent time, saying all hands must be on deck to put those with criminal tendencies at bay to safeguard the lives and property of the residents.

Fayemi said the government needs the backing of every member of the society to tackle the menace, for they will be at the receiving end if proper actions are not taken, promising that the present administration won’t tolerate criminals to hijack the system and destabilize the state.

“We are seeking the efforts of every member of the society to tackle these evil doers. Within two weeks, over five people were kidnapped while one person was shot dead, we won’t rest until these people are either flushed out or apprehended.

 

“To show how committed we are to making Ekiti safe, we have reinstated the sacked operatives of the scrapped Ekiti State Peace Corps. We intend to recruit 800 operatives to work with the police across every community.

“OPC as a respectable pan-Yoruba security group is also welcomed in the battle to make Ekiti safe. We need you because you are credible, you understand the terrain and we have that confidence in you that you can provide supports for the police in the area of providing information for the security agencies that will help their intelligence gathering for them to take proactive actions.

“However, in doing our business, we need to be guided by the laws. We need to bow to superior directive from the police and we must not take laws into our hands, all we want is you being partners in progress, because Ekiti must be safe and nothing must be spared to actualize this,” he said.

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Help Us To Get Rid Of Kidnappers In Ekiti State, Fayemi Begs Vigilante, OPC

Dr Kayode Fayemi the Excecutive Governor of Ekiti State has disclosed to the vigilante operatives and O’dua People’s Congress (OPC) to support state security agencies to clear criminals away from the State giving the kidnapping and other crimes being perpetrated by criminals.

Fayemi said his government had given marching orders to the Police Commissioner, Mr Asuquo Amba; the Directorate of State Services (DSS) and other security networks to rid the state of criminals, insisting that the backing of other stakeholders in security sector would provide a buffer to the conventional security for the task to be achievable.The governor spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Mobilisation, Prince Tunji Ogunlola on Saturday, while meeting the leadership of the group in the state who paid him a visit at his office in Ado Ekiti.

A former Commissioner for Lands, Mr. Remi Olorunleke and the Director of Administration, Gbonyin Council area , Mr. David Jejelowo , were on Monday kidnapped by gunmen along Ado-Ijan road .This incident occurred barely a week an accountant with Emure local government, Mr. Abayomi Ajayi was killed by gunmen along Ikere –Ise road while two other staff from the council were abducted .The governor had also through his mobilization unit met with the
leaderships of the Private Sector in the State, the Artisans and Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC), assuring them they shall benefit from the federal government’s Tradermoni programme being

Championed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Fayemi said his government was not comfortable with the kidnapping and killings of some local government officials and other Ekiti citizens in recent time, saying all hands must be on deck to put those with criminal tendencies at bay to safeguard the lives and property of the residents. Fayemi said the government needs the backing of every member of the society to tackle the menace, for they will be at the receiving end if proper actions are not taken, promising that the present administration won’t tolerate criminals to hijack the system and destabilize the state.

“We are seeking the efforts of every member of the society to tackle these evil doers. Within two weeks, over five people were kidnapped while one person was shot dead, we won’t rest until these people are either flushed out or apprehended.To show how committed we are to making Ekiti safe, we have reinstated the sacked operatives of the scrapped Ekiti State Peace Corps. We intend to recruit 800 operatives to work with the police across every community. OPC as a respectable pan-Yoruba security group is also welcomed in the battle to make Ekiti safe. We need you because you are credible, you understand the terrain and we have that confidence in you that you can provide supports for the police in the area of providing information for the security agencies that will help their intelligence gathering for them to take proactive actions.However, in doing our business, we need to be guided by the laws. We need to bow to superior directive from the police and we must not take
laws into our hands, all we want is you being partners in progress, because Ekiti must be safe and nothing must be spared to actualize this,” he said.

 

 

 

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DO YOUR JOB! Governor makes a daring move on appointment of SSA on Security matters as he vents about criminal activities

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has given direct marching orders to security agencies in the state to infiltrate the entire state and fish out criminal elements.

The government will also take some practical steps aimed at strengthening the security architecture of the state, part of which include a review of the State Security Trust Fund Law.

These were part of the decisions reached at an emergency meeting of the State Security Council, held in Ado-Ekiti on Friday.

 

 

According to a statement today by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Yinka Oyebode, the meeting also resolved that it was necessary to visit key provisions of the law including the need to recognise informal security structures in the state as beneficiaries of the fund.

The council assured citizens of the state that adequate security measures were being made to curtail armed robbery and kidnapping in the state and make lives and properties better secured.

They, however, urged members of the public to cooperate with security agencies by availing them with information on any suspicious movement or activities within their locality.

 

 

In a related development, Governor Fayemi has appointed Brig-General Ebenezer Ogundana (rtd) as the Special Adviser on Security Matters and Coordinator of the Rapid Response Squad.

The Kota Omuo Ekiti born retired general holds a Master’s degree in Security and Strategic Studies.

He had served as Commandant, Nigeria Army School of Artillery and Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade, Bauchi before he retired from the Nigerian Army in 2016.

Fayemi said the state government would take every step possible to ensure that the people of the state live in an atmosphere of peace and prosperity that is devoid of crime and violence, adding that the menace of killings and kidnapping would soon become a thing of the past in the state.

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2019 Elections: Shocking Reason Revealed! Why Fayemi Will Not Allow PDP In His State

Fayemi Atiku ‘s campaign train is expected to storm Ekiti on  January 14 to canvass for votes ahead of the February 16 election.Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State, yesterday, accused the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government of Dr. Kayode Fayemi of frustrating the party over its refusal to approve its request for a venue for the party’s presidential campaign rally.

Fayemi to traditional rulers: Supervise projects in your localities Addressing newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the PDP State Chairman,Mr. Gboyega Oguntuase said it was wrong for Fayemi to have refused the party the use of Oluyemi Kayode stadium as a venue for the campaign. Oguntuase said: “This is  a disrespect to PDP and the person of Alhaji Atiku.

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If the government fails to accede to our request, we will have no option than to use any major road in the state capital as campaign ground.

“Atiku cannot be stopped by any political juvenile. If you look at the violent inclination of the party in Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Lagos and others, you will see that tAPC has no respect for human lives.”

Ekiti Gov tussle: Tribunal adjourns for judgment The government had in its reply dated January 8, 2019 and signed by Director, Administration and Supplies, Ekiti Sate Sports Council, on behalf of the General Manager, Mr. P. A Akinola held that the stadium was ”under reconstruction and that it has to be prevented from vehicular movement at this time.”

Allegation spurious — Fayemi But Fayemi described the allegation as misdirected and spurious, saying the civil servants only replied to the letter based on the prevailing situation and that he never influenced their opinions in the matter as a governor who believes in due process in the civil service.

Fayemi, through his Senior Special Assistant on Public Communications, Segun Dipe said: “When we came on board, virtually all the facilities are in a state of disrepair.

The Ikogosi warm spring, the Fountain hotel and this stadium are some of them. Ekiti Gov Dispute: Tribunal adjourns for judgment “As a responsible government, we must take steps to put them back to normal shape and Fayemi won’t infringe on the right of anyone as a democrat.” Even, the PDP didn’t request for the facility through the governor and it was wrong for them.”

The letter reads: “I have been directed to refer to your letter received in January 2 requesting the use of Oluyemi Kayode Stadium for your presidential campaign.

 

BREAKING!!! Fayemi, Eleka yet to know fate, as Ekiti governorship Tribunal adjourns indefinitely

The Ekiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday adjourned for judgment.

The tribunal, led by Justice Suleiman Belgore, adjourned indefinitely but told parties they would be informed 48 hours before the day to be set for the delivery of the judgment.

Justice Belgore announced the adjournment on Wednesday after parties adopted their final written addresses and prayed the tribunal to grant their prayers.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last governorship election in Ekiti State, Professor Kolapo Olusola are challenging the outcome of the election won by the candidate of the All Progressives. Congress (APC), Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

Listed as petitioners in the petition marked: EPT/EKS/GOV/01/18 are PDP and Olusola, while the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), APC and Fayemi are listed as respondents

THEY DESERVE BETTER! Governor Fayemi vows to revamp Ekiti primary school turned to criminal hideout, home to mentally-ill man into a model school

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has confirmed it plans to rescue the AUD Primary School, Irona, Ado-Ekiti, from a mentally ill man, who has taken over the premises, and other criminals using the place as a hideout.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr Eunice Oladimeji, said the state government had approved the perimeter fencing of the school.

 

 

Oladimeji, who spoke to journalists yesterday in Ado-Ekiti while monitoring the resumption of teachers and pupils for the second term of the 2018/2019 academic session, in the state, said the fencing project was “to secure the lives of pupils and teachers from hoodlums terrorising the school.”

It would be recalled that it was reported last month that parents and teachers of the AUD Primary School, Irona, Ado-Ekiti, were worried over the safety of the pupils as a mentally ill man had taken over the premises.

 

 

“Apart from the mentally ill person, who stays in about 10 classrooms and chases pupils and throws stones at teachers, suspected rapists, burglars and Indian hemp smokers also use the school as their hideout,” a source had said.

Worried teachers in the school said the situation had led to a huge drop in pupils’ enrolment as parents had been withdrawing their wards from the school.

 

 

However, the permanent secretary, reiterated the state government’s commitment to providing a conducive teaching and learning environment in schools across the state.

She gave an assurance that schools in the state would soon wear a new look.

Oladimeji charged the teachers to be alive to their professional responsibilities and reciprocate the government’s gesture of prompt payment of salaries and the release of housing and vehicle loans to them with punctuality and commitment.

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BIZARRE!!! Governor comes to the rescue after madman takes over school

Moves have begun by the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi to rescue the AUD Primary School, Irona, Ado-Ekiti from a man said to be mentally ill, who has taken over the school premises.

All using the school for their nefarious activities are criminals who have turned the place to their hideout,

The Permanent Secretary, State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Eunice Oladimeji, said the state government had approved the perimeter fencing of the school. Oladimeji, who spoke in Ado-Ekiti on Monday while monitoring the resumption of teachers and pupils for the second term of the 2018/2019 academic session, in the state, said the fencing project was “to secure the lives of pupils and teachers from hoodlums terrorising the school.”

The PUNCH had reported last month that parents and teachers of the AUD Primary School, Irona, Ado-Ekiti, were worried over the safety of the pupils as a mentally ill man had taken over the premises. “Apart from the mentally ill person, who stays in about 10 classrooms and chases pupils and throws stones at teachers, suspected rapists, burglars and Indian hemp smokers also use the school as their hideout,” a source had said.

Worried teachers in the school said the situation had led to a huge drop in pupils’ enrolment as parents had been withdrawing their wards from the school.

The permanent secretary, on Monday, reiterated the state government’s commitment to providing a conducive teaching and learning environment in schools across the state. She gave an assurance that schools in the state would soon wear a new look.

Oladimeji charged the teachers to be alive to their professional responsibilities and reciprocate the government’s gesture of prompt payment of salaries and the release of housing and vehicle loans to them with punctuality and commitment.

According to her, the Fayemi administration has zero tolerance for absenteeism and other forms of indiscipline. Oladimeji directed the teachers to begin normal academic activities without any further delay.

NEW YEAR RESOLUTION! Ekiti kete will be known for better things now, Governor Fayemi boasts

The Governor of Ekiti state, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has disclosed that his administration will in the year 2019 make concerted efforts to “right most of the wrongs” of the past by restoring the State to its place of pride.

He also urged Nigerians to shun politics of bitterness as the country prepares for the general elections.

The Governor made the declaration in his New Year broadcast on Tuesday that the state would be repositioned among the comity of states as a destination of choice for investment, with government focusing on infrastructure and agricultural development as well as knowledge economy among others.

 

 

The New Year broadcast was aired on the state broadcasting Service that resumed operations on Tuesday, having just been re-opened by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

Dr Fayemi disclosed that many of the corporate organisations and donor agencies that had fled the State as a result of “suffocating business environment” are now returning to the State, adding that 2019 would be a better year for the restoration of the values and dignity of Ekiti State.

The Governor decried the loss of World Bank rating as one of the best States for ease of doing business, alleging that the immediate past government in the State engaged in practices that were inimical to global best practices.

 

 

“More importantly, we have taken adequate measure to stabilize the ship of the state and restore the confidence of all stakeholders in Ekiti State project. We have also met and shared our vision of a business-friendly state with the hierarchy of corporate organizations, multinationals and development agencies and the reception has been quite impressive.

“May I unequivocally inform you that some corporate organizations and donor agencies that fled the state at the height of its misrule and suffocating business environment of the past have not only started to return but have also pledged increased investments and interventions in critical areas,” Fayemi said.

While assuring that Ekiti State has returned to life with the prompt and regular payment of salaries and pension as well as the resuscitation of abandoned facilities, the Governor reiterated the determination of his government to improve the lives of the people through the four cardinal programmes of his administration.

 

 

He added that within the short time of taking over governance in the State, he had mobilised contractors to complete all ongoing and inherited abandoned projects as well as restore electricity to communities which were disconnected from the national grid and assured that there will be no abandoned projects under his watch.

“Just four days ago, I flagged off the Ero Dam Treatment Plant, rehabilitation and replacement of transmission main pipelines. You can be assured that with the huge resources we have committed to the water sector, the project beneficiaries in the nine (9) Local Government Areas of Ero Dam coverage will soon heave a huge sigh of relief when uninterrupted potable water is made available to them

Speaking on the 2019 general elections, Governor Fayemi urged all stakeholders to play by the rules and shun politics of bitterness.

 

 

“As the electioneering season approaches, we must play by the rules and avoid politics of bitterness. Such must be avoided at all costs if we are to live in harmony. Political discourse should be civil with decorum and in a constitutional manner.

“We should learn from the lessons of the election conducted in Ekiti State last year and draw encouragement from its’ outcomes which were adjudged to be free and fair and violence free without any loss of lives,” Fayemi added.

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GHEN GHEN! Here We Go… Fayemi Presents First Budget To Ekiti House Of Assembly And He Has A Word For Political Spectators

Diving straight in into the job of building Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi on Friday presented the first budget proposal upon assumption of office to the state House of Assembly.

He presented a sum of N129.924,472,135.01 appropriation bill before the State House of Assembly for passage.

The budget composed of N57, 214, 891, 758.72 capital expenditure and N72, 709, 580, 376.29 as recurrent expenditure .

The budget tagged: Budget of Restoration’ was presented before the Speaker, Hon Adeniran Alagbada and other members of the Assembly for passage.

The Assembly complex witnessed a frenzied mood , as party leaders and loyalists of the governor thronged the palatial premises of the legislative building to give support .

In the proposal, infrastructure takes the largest share and will gulp a sum of N40, 122, 788, 579. 83 while a total of N33, 393, 440, 901.80 was earmarked for social investment drives.

Fayemi, clad in white Agbada praised the assembly for the commitment to the State, saying the cardinal objective of the budget estimate is to drive the four cardinal objective of his administration, anchored on; Knowledge economy, social investment, infrastructure and Human capital development and Agriculture and Rural Development.

He said the budget was judiciously tailored towards good governance and speedy economic recovery for Ekiti State and its people.

“Mr. Speaker, the budget encapsulates the plans, policies and programmes of this administration. I equally want to assure you that the needed resources to ensure the success of its provisions shall be effectively sourced.

“I urge you for timely consideration to the passage of this revenue and expenditure estimate as 2019 is already here”, Fayemi stated.

Fayemi said for smooth sail and passage of the appropriation bill, that he sought the inputs of all relevant stakeholders and reflected the collective aspiration, needs and demands for sustainable growth and development across the 16 local government areas of the state.

Reviewing the 2010 budget performance, Fayemi said: “this year has been a year of uncertainty for Ekiti State and Ekiti Kete. However, the cheering news is that we are ending the year on a hopeful and promising note.

“With your continued supports and commitment to 4-point agenda of this administration, we will together chart a new course for greater tomorrow we will all be proud of.

“We have assumed office, we have embarked on extensive work in examining the state’s finances, our domestic economy, the challenges we confront, and opportunities before us.

“We promise you to live up to the expectation of publishing details of the State finances during the first 100th day of this government”, he said.

Speaking earlier, the Speaker said the task of rebuilding Ekiti to a model required the services and collaboration of the three arms of government, assuring that never again shall the State House of Assembly engages the executive in battle of wit and control.

Alagbada said the political events of the recent time had made Ekiti a laughing stock in the comity of nations, saying the state stands a chance of recovering fast with Dr. Fayemi, an accomplished scholar in the saddle of governance.

He assured that the budget proposal shall be granted expeditious passage in the overall interest of the State.

“Those expecting the Ekiti State House of Assembly to be a battlefield or a war zone should better look elsewhere, because they will be is appointed.

“Our governor is a listening administrator who accords every arm of government deserves respect and dignity. He is not going to be a meddlesome interloper like others.