Ekiti Govt Urges Security Agents To Bring Killers Of APC Chieftain To Justice

 

Ekiti State Government has condemned the murder of Mr Bunmi Ojo, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), urging the police and other security agencies to bring those behind the murder to justice.

The state government, in a statement signed on Saturday by the Special Assistant to the governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, called on security agents to be proactive and not allow the murder of the APC chieftain go unresolved.

“The manner in which Bunmi Ojo, a commissioner in the Federal Character Commission and strong ally of Chief Segun Oni was killed is a demonstration of the extent some devilish people can go to settle scores with their fellow men.

“The security agencies must not add this gruesome murder to the diary of unresolved murders in Nigeria,” the statement read in part.

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The State Government also assured that all necessary assistance will be provided for the security agencies, to aide thorough investigation of the murder, and arrest of the perpetrators.

The State government also called for vigilance among Ekiti State residents and condoled with the families, friends and political associates of the deceased, praying that God will console and uphold his wife and children.

Ojo, a former Personal Assistant to ex-governor Segun Oni, was shot dead on Friday evening around a football viewing centre in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Fayose Enacts Law Protecting Women’s Rights In Ekiti

Ayodele Fayose Enacts Law Protecting Women’s Rights In EkitiAs the celebration of the International Women’s Day continues across the globe, the Ekiti State Government has chosen to mark the day in a different way.

The State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday said he has enacted a law prescribing a life sentence for any man guilty of battering a woman.

The announcement was made at a rally in Ado Ekiti, where he disclosed the approval of 500 million Naira for women empowerment in Ekiti State, southwest Nigeria.

“Very irresponsible men beat their wives; this is part of what women must say no to.

“I have enacted a law, if you rape an Ekiti woman you will go in for live imprisonment,” the Governor said.

He reiterated his administration’s resolve to support the welfare of women in the state, acknowledging the various roles they play in the society.

Wife of the Governor, Mrs Feyisetan Fayose, believes women should not be neglected and asked them to take advantage of the state’s economic plan.

“Women should be identified and appreciated by their strengths, abilities and efforts to move the nation forward.

“I urge Ekiti women to lets us come together like never before to emphasis, ensure and realise the objective of women empowerment,” she said.

Human rights activists at the gathering also challenged the women to be bold, especially in the restructuring process of the country.

The 2017 International Women’s Day celebration, ‘Be Bold for Change’, is aimed at encouraging women across the world to believe in themselves.

Heavy Downpour Wreaks Havoc In Ado Ekiti

ekiti A heavy downpour has wreaked havoc and destroyed property worth millions of Naira in Adebayo and Oke- Oriomi areas of Ado Ekiti.

Some of the victims told Channels Television that the rain started around 3:00PM and ended at about 5:30PM on Friday, with a heavy storm pulling off roofs from buildings while some electric poles and vehicles parked on the roadside were damaged.

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The most affected area was Isato Street located along the old Governor’s Office, where the incident left the occupants of the affected houses homeless.

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The residents, who said the heavy shower was the first major downpour in the state in 2017, counted there loses and called on the Ekiti State Government to come to their rescue.

“We are calling on the State Government to come to our aid, our roofs have been removed and we don’t have any other place to put our head.

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“Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) should please look into the area of maintenance of their facilities; some of the electric poles are half broken and due for replacement but nothing is done,” a resident said.

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No life was lost so far while BEDC has been asked to urgently disconnect the wires from the poles.

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Fayose Distributes 6,000 Medicated Eyeglasses To Citizens

Fayose Distributes 6,000 Medicated Eyeglasses To CitizensThe Ekiti state government on Tuesday, commenced the distribution of 6,000 free eye glasses to residents, as part of efforts aimed at reducing the prevalence of eye problems among citizens of the state.

Governor Ayodele Fayose, while flagging off the distribution of the medicated glasses in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital said:

”My administration remains committed to providing qualitative healthcare delivery and alleviating the suffering of the people in the state irrespective of the economic challenges in the country”.

The initiative, tagged ‘Oju Ayo’, according to the state government is a form of poverty alleviation program directed at the poor across communities in the state who, out of poor vision and near blindness, have lost all means of survival resulting into poverty.

Some beneficiaries on the other hand, expressed appreciation to the state government, saying: ”We thank the state government for the gesture, particularly those of us who cannot afford the medical bills”.

Education Development: Ekiti Govt. Distributes Learning Materials

booksThe Ekiti State government on Monday distributed the 2015 School Based Management Committee (SBMC) learning materials to public and private primary schools under the state’s Education Programme Investment Project (SEPIP).

Handing out the materials, Governor Ayodele Fayose reiterated his administration’s resolve to ensure that the state continued to excel and maintain first position in external examinations.

The distribution of the materials was held at the SUBEB Playing Ground, in Ado Ekiti, the capital of the south-western Nigerian state.

State Education Programme Investment Project (SEPIP) is a World Bank Assisted Programme in three pilot states of Ekiti, Anambra and Bauchi.

Governor Fayose while presenting the school based management committee learning materials to cover 120 schools in the state, promised that such materials would be made available to all other public and private schools in the state.

Addressing reporters in Ado Ekiti, the state’s capital, the governor stressed the need for pupils, parents and teachers to imbibe the culture of good hygiene in school and at home.

“We will make funds and other logistics available for the purchase of hand washing basins in schools,” he promised.

On his part, the President of the Association of Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools, Mr Biodun Omotoso, commended the state government for the materials distributed.

“We are grateful to Governor Fayose for the good work he is doing in the education sector, to maintain the first position. We teachers must also put in our best to ensure our pupils are lectured properly,” he stated.

Amongst materials distributed were compendium of past questions and answers, mathematical sets, packets of chalk, graph and exercise books.

Efforts of the state government in the education sector became visible in september when the ranking of the National Examination Council (NECO) in the last June/July 2016 senior secondary students’ examination showed that Ekiti topped the other states in Nigeria.

The feat triggered a visit to the state’s governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose by stakeholders in the education sector in Ekiti State, including members of the all Nigerian Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools.

The various leaders of the sectors described the feat achieved by the State as a manifestation of Governor Fayose’s proactive steps to reposition and improve the standard of education in the state.

Fayose Allocates Shops To Buyers In Ekiti

Ekiti Fayose MarketEkiti State government has warned those selling goods with containers at the popular Fayose Market to vacate the market premises on or before Monday September 5, 2016.

Governor Ayodele Fayose gave the warning on Thursday while allocating the newly completed 40 lock shops by his government to intending buyers.

He promised to embark on the construction of another face upon the completion of payment by the buyers.

According to him, some of the buyers had obtained forms from the government.

To ensure that the allotment was fair, he has adopted an open ballot system in allocating the shops to the intending buyers.

At the end of the exercise, Governor Fayose asked traders with containers to vacate the market or face stifling penalty

He added that his administration remained committed to transforming the market to an international standard.

The Chairman of the market, Mr Kehinde Badmus, said over 60 applicants obtained forms and that they all went through the process of picking a number with winners given a one week ultimatum to pay for the shop.

He also commended the Governor’s initiative in transforming the popular Fayose Market in Ado Ekiti, the capital of the state in southwest Nigeria.

MDG Projects: Ekiti Signs MoU With Artisans To Produce Desks, Chairs

Fayose, John MomohEkiti State government on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with members of Furniture and Welder Associations in the state on the supply of 1,250 Pupils’ Desk and Chairs worth N59 million.

Chairman of Ekiti State 2015 MDG Implementation Committee, Barr. Dipo Anisulowo in his remarks appreciated the furniture association for doing the government proud in previous engagements.

“You have not disappointed us, the jobs you did last year was successful, the end users have not complained”, he said.

Expressing hope that welders, who are involved in the execution of the present project will not disappoint as well, Anisulowo urged them to work to specification adding that Mr. Governor has directed that local carpenters be involved when projects that has to do with roofing comes on board.

Chairman, Association of Ekiti Artisans Mr. J.O Adu, who said the association has never been so recognized by any other administration described the opportunity as another landmark in the Ayodele Fayose administration after the N10 million revolving loan facility made available to the association a week ago.

He admonished members to justify the confidence reposed in them by working to specification.

Chairman of Ekiti Furniture Association, Mr. M.A Adeyemo in his comment thanked Governor Fayose for fulfilling his promise of patronizing local contractors.

Secretary and Focal Person for Ekiti MDG Project, Mr. Francis Adumo while appreciating participants reiterated Governor Fayose’s passion for quality and stressed that there should be no deviation from specification and standard.

The event, which took place at the Lady Jibowu Hall, Government House, had in attendance the Chief of Staff to Ekiti State Governor, Barr. Dipo Anisulowo, Ekiti MDG Secretary and Focal Person, Mr. Francis Adumo, Chairman, Association of Ekiti Artisans, Mr. J.O Adu.

Also present were the Chairman, Ekiti Furniture Association, Mr. M.A Adeyemo, Chairman, Ekiti Welders’ Association, Pastor John Adekola and other members of the furniture and welders association from across Ekiti State.

Ekiti Govt., Workers Disagree Over Unpaid Salary Arrears

Ekiti, Salary, Salary ArrearsThe Ekiti State government and the civil servants in the state are at war over unpaid salary arrears.

The workers on THursday declared an indefinite strike to protest the non-payment of five months salary owed by the state government.

The Secretary of the joint union, Ayodeji Oladele, asked the government to abandon some projects it had embarked upon and pay workers’ salaries.

Reacting to the workers industrial action, Governor Ayodele Fayose asked them not to see strike as their last hope.

He said that his government was fully committed to improving the welfare of workers in the state, but has been confronted with the dwindling revenue and debt profile of Ekiti State.

The economic challenges confronting Nigeria has taken its tolls on all sectors and this has also hindered some states across the country from paying workers’ salaries.

This has led to labour unions embarking on industrial actions to express their grievances.

Ekiti State Conducts Civil Service Promotional Examinaion

Ekiti--Faseluka-civil serviceThe Ekiti State Government has conducted promotional exams for members of the state civil service.

The Public Service Promotion Examination, which is said to be a pre-requisite for their elevation to subsequent levels in the workforce, had over 1,000 candidates.

Speaking during the promotion examination at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, the state capital, the Head of Service, Dr. Olugbenga Faseluka, revealed that retrenchment of workers is not a panacea to the economic challenges facing the nation.

He explained that the examination is not to witch hunt anyone, but to help position the civil service institution in the state.

The Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ade Adesanmi, appealed to the state government to ensure no one fails the examination.

One of the civil servants in the state, Tomi Adejumi, commended the state government for the exam and for also elevating the workers, both Junior and Senior Cadres in the state.

Fire Destroys Shops, Properties In Ekiti

fireAt least 12 shops and other valuable properties worth millions of Naira have been destroyed by fire in Ekiti State.

The fire is said to have broken out along Ilawe Road, in Ado Ekiti, the state’s capital in southwest Nigeria.

One of the shop owners, Mrs Odunayo Ojo,who says she is devastated by the incident  in an interview with Channels Television, laments the loss of her wares to disaster

Officials of the state  fire service said they got a distress call and promptly arrived at the scene.

Some of the victims of the fire outbreak have called on the Ekiti State Government to come to their aid.

The Head Of Operations, National Emergency Management Agency, Saheed Akinyode, said they are assessing the level of damage.

Airport Project: Ekiti Farmers Meet With Governor Fayose

Fayose-ekitiThe owners of plantations and crops affected by the Ekiti State airport project have mobilized to see Governor Fayose over compensations and also to ask for time to harvest their produce.

Governor Fayose, after interacting with the farmers, said that the enumeration of affected plantations was in progress.

He promised that all affected farmers would be duly compensated.

Earlier in October, the Ekiti State Government said that it was taking major steps in its effort at building an airport to be sited in Aso Ayegunle community.

The airport is expected to occupy about 4,000 hectares of land and the State Government has mobilised tractors and other earth moving equipment to prepare the place for construction.

Ekiti Government Commences First Phase Of Airport Project

kayode osho on ekiti airportThe Ekiti State Government is taking major steps in its effort at building an airport to be sited in Aso Ayegunle community.

The airport is expected to occupy about 4,000 hectares of land and the State Government has mobilised tractors and other earth moving equipment to prepare the place for construction.

The Ekiti State Commissioner for Works, Kayode Osho, who took journalists to the site on Friday, said that when completed, the airport would employ at least 1,000 indigenes of the state.

The Commissioner for Works, however, said that all farm land affected by the project would be adequately taken care of.

While responding, the people of the community, said that the Governor has done well, but he should also compensate the farm owners.