Adebayo Adenrele

The Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji has promised Ekiti Residents that his administration would progress the good work of Governor Kayode Fayemi once he assume office in October.

BAO stated this today at the thanksgiving service of late Mrs. Rachael Olufunke Olawumi, mother of a former Director General, National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Major-General JB Olawumi, in Araromi Baptist Church, Iyin Ekiti.

In his words, “What you see on the new Iyin road is a first phase of a road project that was meant to start from Ado and end at Itawure. Our administration will start from where Governor Fayemi ends the road and this will be done on all other projects to ensure that none is abandoned,” he said

Similarly, a former Chief of Army Staff, General Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd.) re-emphasised on the need for the Governor-elect to follow in the tracks of Dr. Kayode Fayemi, in the area of performance and consolidate his legacy projects.

He described the new Ado- Iyin road, which was recently constructed by Governor Fayemi, as a core legacy project that should be sustained by the incoming administration.

“While I congratulate the Governor-elect, Mr Oyebanji, it is necessary to point out that Ekiti State has always been blessed with a good leader. In recent years, Ekiti has produced performing governors who always leave behind legacy projects. Having been in Iyin before in honour of my brother, Major Gen. Olawumi, I was shocked this time when I left Ado-Ekiti and arrived at the same Iyin under a few minutes on a well tarred, double lane road.”

“I give kudos to Governor Kayode Fayemi for embarking on such a project because it will go a long way in making life easy for people of Ekiti State. Therefore, I advise the Governor-elect to emulate Governor Fayemi and other wonderful governors before him, who had made the best out of Ekiti,” he stated.

Oyebanji commended General Ihejirika and other senior military officers present for standing by Major General Olawumi in celebrating his cherished mother.

He also applauded OIawumi for his heart touching tribute in honour of his mother and congratulated the former NYSC Boss for being alive to give her the honour she deserved.