FG’s Anti-Corruption War, A Tool To Cripple Opposition Parties – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Federal Government of using the anti-corruption war as a tool to cripple the opposition political parties.

Governor Fayose was reacting to the cash discovery at an apartment in Osborne towers in Ikoyi, Lagos state, by the Economic and Financial Crimes, Commission (EFCC).

The governor questioned the recovery, while urging the government to declare the owner of the money.

“If the President is not aware, the EFCC is not aware, the NSE is not aware, then there is more to it. I want to enjoin Nigerians to let us continue to ask questions; this drama is becoming one too many.

“Again up till today, the EFCC is yet to tell Nigerian the identity of the owner of the shop, and Nigerians are asking whether or not the LEGICO shopping Plaza, Ahmadu Bello Way Victoria Island Lagos, is not owned by anyone and the owner of the Plaza won’t be able to  identify his or her tenants. We would keep our fingers crossed because we cannot be fooled forever,” the governor said.

Gov. Fayose Flags Off Dualization Of Ijero Township Road

ayodele-fayoseThe Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose have flagged off the dualization of Ijero Ekiti township road, in line with his administration’s urban renewal programme, with a promise to do his best for the people of the town.

Fayose while flagging the dualization of the road said, despite the financial upheaval confronting the state, his government will not rest on its oars in fulfilling all its electoral promises.

He also seized the purpose of his visit to call on the teeming supporters of the PDP in the town to remain calm and focused, despite the outcome of the Appeal Court judgement of the PDP leadership tussle.

The Commissioner for Works in Ekiti, Funmilayo Oguns lamented that Ijero Ekiti which has a total of 14 towns under it, is the 11 local government in the state to benefit from the dualization of road project.

Fayose however addressed the people of the town that his administration remains committed to the infrastructural development of the state.

He also ordered the immediate rehabilitation of the road leading to the College of Health Technology, Ijero Ekiti.

Popular Fayose Market In Ekiti State Remains Closed

Popular Fayose Market In Ekiti State Remains ClosedThe popular Fayose market in Ado Ekiti, the state capital has been closed following the order of the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose for not complying with the rules and regulations of the market.

Channels TV correspondent reports that the market has been under lock and key for the past few weeks and this has not been the best of time for the traders, considering the season and as the yuletide approaches.

The Commissioner for Information, Lanre Ogunsuyi, has explained that “the market was closed due to the attack on the enforcement officers of the state government, (and) for now the market remains closed until the traders learn their lessons”.

The Governor has also explained that the market was closed “for not complying with the laws and order rules guiding the market”.

He said that traders should see themselves as brothers and respect the state government order.

Traders in the market have been warned in the past to stop obstructing access roads and walkways with their goods.

Efforts have been made by the traders to appeal to Governor Fayose for an amicable resolution of the matter but the efforts have not yielded the desired result.

For now, traders remain on the streets hoping that the market would be opened as soon as possible.

Ekiti: Fayose Begins Distribution Of Learning Materials In Schools

Ekiti State: Fayose Flags Off Distribution Of SBMC Learning MaterialsEkiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has again reiterated his administration’s resolve to ensure that the state continues to excel and maintain first position in external examinations.

The Governor stated this at the SUBEB playing ground, in Ado Ekiti the state capital during the official flag off ceremony for the distribution of 2015 School Based Management Committee (SBMC) learning materials to public and primary schools in the state under the State Education Programme Investment Project (SEPIP).

The State Education Programme Investement Project (SEPIP) is a World Bank assisted programme in three pilot states of Ekiti, Anambra and Bauchi.

Governor Ayodele Fayose, while presenting the learning materials which is 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.

The Governor also reiterated the need for pupils, parents and teachers to imbibe the culture of good hygiene, and promised to make funds and other logistics available for the purchase of hand washing basins in schools.

The President, Association of Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools, Mr Biodun Omotoso and Adejoke Comfort who benefitted from the project commended Governor Fayose for his giant strides in the education.

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

Miyetti Allah Threatened To Wage War Against Ekiti, Fayose Alleges

Ayodele Fayose, Miyetti Allah, EkitiEkiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has alleged that members of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria have openly threatened to wage war against the government and people of the state.

Speaking at a press conference in Ado Ekiti, Governor Fayose purported that the Federal Government was yet to act in any manner, four days after the threat.

He stated further that the group also claimed that four cattle belonging to its member were killed by the newly inaugurated Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshals.

The Governor, however, noted that 5,000 cows cannot be equated with humans which he said were being killed daily by the herdsmen across Nigeria.

He asked the group to be conscious that cattle farmers are not different from other farmers, insisting that they must abide by the laws of Ekiti State.

“Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria should know that cattle farmers are not different from other farmers.

“If they want to rear cows in Ekiti, they should do so in accordance with the laws of the state,” he said.

Fayose To Improve Welfare Of Teachers, Receives Committee Report

Fayose,Committee Report, Welfare Of TeachersThe Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose, has received the report of the committee set up to look into several issues affecting the welfare and performance of teachers across the state.

Receiving the report at the Government House in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, the governor ordered the immediate implementation of the report.

Following several complaints by the teachers, Governor Fayose at a meeting last month, directed that a committee should be set up to address the issues and make recommendations.

Some of the welfare issues according to the teachers, were ranging from salary irregularities, promotions, leave bonuses, and over deductions to mention a few.

After weeks of meeting with the teachers affected, the committee chairman, Folu Oguntoyinbo, finally presented its findings and recommendations to the governor, who then ordered an immediate implementation.

Governor Fayose while speaking to newsmen, re-iterated that his administration remains committed to improving the welfare and performance of teachers in the state.

The Chairman, Nigerian Union Of Teachers Ekiti State, Kayode Akosile, expressed gratitude on behalf of the teachers.

He also assured the governor of the teachers support in driving its administration’s education policies.

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.

Fayose Urges PDP Stakeholders To Support Ali Modu Sheriff

fayoseEkiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has called on stakeholders to support the new National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.

Fayose believes his emergence at this time and in the present circumstance is the best thing and “those aggrieved should sheath their sword and deploy their time and resources into fighting the All Progressives Congress (APC) instead of their own party.”

According to his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said; “It is regrettable that those who abandoned the PDP to its fate when it lost power and did not say a word to defend the party have now found their voice against a decision taken in accordance with the party’s constitution.”

The Governor who reiterated his commitment to the party, said; “With my antecedent as someone who have always defended the party, I can’t be linked with any decision that will not be in the best interest of the party.

“I therefore call on all my admirers and believers in my dogged fight for the revival of our party to support our new chairman, whom I believe has the required capacity to reposition the party.”

He described those linking the new chairman to the Boko Haram insurgents as mischief makers, asking; “Has Ali Modu Sheriff been tried and convicted by any court for sponsoring Boko Haram? Is he even being tried for involvement in Boko Haram activities?”

While describing the emergence of Ali Modu Sheriff as constitutional, Governor Fayose said all stakeholders like the National Working Committee members, Governors, Senators, House of Representatives members, BOT members and others took part in the processes that produced the new chairman.

He said that the party could only be repositioned when decisions of the party leaders are respected, calling on those aggrieved with the emergence of the chairman to be mindful of the supremacy of the party over and above other interests.

The Governor reminded members and supporters of the PDP that “the party was in a peculiar situation” and needs people who can stand up against the devourers of its collective heritage.

“I can say it confidently that Senator Ali Modu Sheriff is such a person and in the collective interest of our party, we should all rally round him,” he said.

Afe Babalola University Protest: Fayose Pleads For Students

FayoseThe 21 students from Afe Babalola University who were arrested and charged to a Magistrate Court in Ado Ekiti, over the recent violent protest on the campus are still in prison custody.

Their parents say they are left with no choice than to seek for help from the state governor because every means explored so far has failed.

Governor Fayose who received the parents at the Government House in Ado-Ekiti agreed to lead them to the university and plead with the founder of the institution to tamper justice with mercy.

After the meeting with the parents at the State House, Governor Fayose followed them to the founder, Afe Babalola to appeal on behalf of the parents to make use of the institution’s internal mechanism in dealing with the case.

The founder, Afe Babalola has agreed with the governor to use the school’s internal mechanism according to the law.