Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Friday gave his administration a thumb ups, saying it had performed well with the landmark projects, policies and programmes it embarked on.
Fayemi said, “As a government, every sector of our social life and economy received adequate attention. Social services, education, healthcare, agriculture, water supply, and road construction were prioritised and given the deserved attention”.
The governor, who spoke in his ‘Valedictory State of the State Address’ delivered at the state House of Assembly, said, “Without sounding immodest, we can confidently state that we have remained faithful to our campaign promises and their fulfillment”.
He said, “From October 16, 2018 (inauguration date), I was conscious of the limited time at my disposal to serve Ekiti State for the second and the last time. This accounted for how we hit the ground running from day-one, leaving no stone unturned with a purposeful and impactful agenda.
“In retrospect, considering the realities of the period, I am glad to report back to you that, indeed, we have finished the race well with legacy policies, programmes and projects.”
He added, “Part of our campaign promises in 2018 was the entrenchment of good governance and we have successfully fulfilled this promise”.
The governor said that his second term administration had bequeathed “a governing template to Ekiti people that successive governments can own, improve upon and deploy for the general well-being of our people”.
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He appealed to Ekiti people and all development partners to rally round the incoming administration to be headed by Biodun Oyebanji, saying, “With your prayers, support, suggestions, guidance and constructive criticism, the incoming government will make the best of the foundation we already laid and surpass our record of performance.
“I urge you all to join hands with Mr Oyebanji and Mrs Monisade Afuye, our governor-elect and deputy governor-elect respectively, to consolidate on the work we have done so far and keep Ekiti working in our collective interest. Oyebanji has the character, competence and compassion to achieve all he has promised to Ekiti-Kete”.
Fayemi said, “From inception to date, we did not lose focus in our amcontinued quest to bequeath a solid foundation for the anticipated economic growth of Ekiti State. Consequently, the administration, through the Ministry of Works and Transportation, made concerted efforts to improve the infrastructure base of the state, especially in developing road projects.
“Within the period under review, we embarked on many priority projects, some of which have been completed, while others are ongoing. Completed projects include dual-lane new Ado-Iyin road; construction of Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja and reconstruction of Agbado-Ode-Isinbode Road.
Others, he said, included “rehabilitation of Ilupeju-Ire-Igbemo-Ijan Road; construction of Aramoko-Erijiyan-Ikogosi Road; construction of Oye-Ayede-Iye -Otun Road and construction of Ilupeju-Ire-Igbemo-road”.
According to him, the projects complemented several roads rehabilitated during his first term in office such as Igede – Awo – Osi – Ido road, Ijero – Ipoti – Ikoro – Ayetoro road, Otun – Osun – Ikoro, Efon – Ipole Iloro – Ikogosi road, Ilawe – Erijinyan road, Ilu Omoba – Ijesha Isu – Ikole road, Odo Owa – Oke Ila Road, Iludun – Obo Ayegunle Road, Isan – Ilemeso Road, Ikere – Ise. – Emure road, Ilupeju Ijan – Ise road, Itawure – Okemesi Road among others.