Ekiti: Fayemi’s Turnaround Magic articles


I Want to Banish Poverty in Ekiti State – Governor Fayemi

I Want to Banish Poverty in Ekiti State – Governor Fayemi

– Governor Fayemi For some, he is a “dogged, committed leader whose style of leadership is by example.” Yet for some others, “he is a forthright and upright person, a committed Ekiti indigene who is passionate about Ekiti’s development.” As far as Folorunsho Aluko, Director-General, Ekiti State Job Creation and Employment Agency, is concerned, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Ekiti State governor, “is a wonderful human being. He is deep, meticulous, straightforward and also compassionate.” Aluko


An Uncommon First Lady

Nigerians, in the last three decades, have seen many first ladies in action in their respective states, but Bisi Fayemi, with her social welfare schemes, has set the bar higher in Ekiti The picture of Bisi Fayemi, First Lady of Ekiti State, and her husband, Kayode Fayemi, in kitchen apparel, dishing out food to elderly people in one of the villages in Ekiti State two months ago is one of the enduring images to come


Making Poverty History in Ekiti

As governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi is one leader who is not interested in making temporary impacts but one working assiduously to ensure sustainable growth in the state where he has vowed to make poverty history For some reasons, he is like a prophet, though not in the religious sense. But when it comes to development and good governance, Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti State, is like a general overseer, overlooking the transformation of


We Are Eradicating Poverty from the Land of Honour

– Tayo Ekundayo, Commissioner for Information We have gone round the state and seen efforts and results in key sectors of the economy and the society at large. Having done this much, do you sometimes entertain any fears about the sustainability of the laudable projects of this administration even beyond its life span? We do not at any time entertain any fears about the sustainability of our projects and programmes because these programmes are either


We Have Engaged Many Youths

Oluwole Ariyo, Commissioner for Labour, Productivity and Human Capital Development in Ekiti State, in this interview with Adejuwon Soyinka, deputy general editor; Anthony Akaeze, assistant editor; Abiola Odutola, staff writer; and Sunday Adedeji, senior photo editor, speaks on manpower development in the state and what the state government has been doing to reduce unemployment and poverty in Ekiti State. To what extent has the Ministry of Labour and Human Capital Development been instrumental to the progress in Ekiti


Ekiti Peaceful Under Fayemi

 – Adewale Omirin, Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly What do you think is responsible for the cordial relationship that exists between the executive and legislative arms of government in Ekiti State? You see anywhere you find the House of Assembly being at loggerheads with the executive, such a state would suffer a lack of progress and development. I think such conflicts are often selfish and some even think they can use it to impeach


We Have Done Much For Ekiti

– Sunday Adunmo, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties (Roads) When this administration came on board, what was your impression and what were your targets? When I was in the House of Assembly under the administration of Segun Oni, I was the chairman, House Committee on Roads and Infrastructure, for three years, and I have all the details of all the roads in the state, how they were and what we want


Housing For All In Ekiti State

Adeyemi Ope Akeju,Programme Director, Ekiti Homes Agenda, speaks with Adejuwon Soyinka, deputy general editor; Anthony Akaeze, senior assistant editor; Abiola Odutola, staff writer; and Sunday Adedeji, senior photo editor, on why the Fayemi administration embarked on the building of mass housing units across the state. What informed the idea of mass housing projects, often associated with mega cities, in a state like Ekiti? There was an obvious need. If you look at Ado Ekiti today, rental


Making Shelter a Priority

Through the provision of mass housing projects, the Kayode Fayemi administration intends to not only address the accommodation problem in the state but also provide its residents world class infrastructure  From a near rural town it once was some two decades ago, Ado Ekiti, in recent years, has evolved into a modern capital city with amenities that make life tolerable for residents and this status is set to improve even more with the infrastructural development currently


We Have Never Had It So Good

– Folorunsho Olabode, Ekiti State Commissioner for Rural Development and Community Empowerment How well would you say the rural communities in Ekiti State have fared since the creation of your ministry? This ministry was created in January 2013. Let me put it on record that if you look at the location and configuration of Ekiti State, you will find that about 70 per cent of Ekiti people live in the rural areas. Although there is