OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR Address of Her Excellency Mrs. ‘Funmi OLAYINKA ...
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNORto office is very clear to us. We designed our programme,bearing in mind that with the suppor...
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNORsickness and diseases. I want to report to you that over 145,000people have been treated free...
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNOROur government has decided to mark the historical watershedand that is particularly the other...
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNORBy 9:00 a.m on Saturday, we shall be converging at theAdetiloye Hall, Trade Fair Complex, Iyi...
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNORDEPUTY GOVERNOR OF EKITI STATE.NIGERIA.Monday October 10, 20116 | Page Press Conference t...
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Press conference to announce activities to commemorate one year in office of the dr. kayode fayemi led administration in ekiti state

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  • 1. OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR Address of Her Excellency Mrs. ‘Funmi OLAYINKA Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Nigeria,At the Press Conference to announce activities to commemorate one year in office of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi led administration in Ekiti State, held on Monday October 10, 2011 at the Exco Chamber of the Governor’s office, Ado-Ekiti.PROTOCOLS/SALUTATIONSDistinguished colleagues in the journalism profession, I amdelighted to have you honour our invitation to this Press parleyaimed primarily at thanking you for the unquantifiable supportthat you have extended to us in the last one year, while alsousing the opportunity to intimate you with the events lined upto mark the 1st year in office of our administration.Ahead of anything, let me reiterate that this event is a follow upto the pledge of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi led government to run agovernment that is above all transparent and accountable to thepeople of Ekiti state. It is for this same reason that we havecontinued to see you as indispensable stakeholders in the taskof building a state that is above all pragmatic.You will all recall that we took over the reign of leadership onOctober 16, 2010 having been declared the true winner of thegovernorship election of 2007 and the rerun elections of 2009.The target we set for ourselves during the campaigns and evenat the inauguration before the mammoth crowd that ushered us1 | Page Press Conference to announce activities for the Oneyear in office of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi led administration in EkitiState, held on Monday October 10, 201, in Ado-Ekiti.
  • 2. OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNORto office is very clear to us. We designed our programme,bearing in mind that with the support and cooperation of thegood people of Ekiti State behind us, we shall not fail.You will agree with me, though that one year may be short inthe life of any administration to make a lasting impact. But withGod and the people of Ekiti on our side, we have been able toput the state on the path of recovery and transformation; wehave kept hope alive.At the inception of this administration we presented an 8-pointAgenda through which we want the Ekiti people to judge ourperformance. This agenda which is all encompassing has beenreligiously implemented to give the people of the state a newlease of life and to move the state from the backward situationto the path of steady progress.Though, most of the actions taken have been in the area ofinstitutional reforms, the feedback we are getting from ourpeople shows that we are on the right track and that if wecontinue with these reforms, we would have established a roadmap to the greatness of our dear state in distant future.The various laws put in place have been geared towards helpingthe government to realize the new Ekiti which it hasconsistently dreamt of. For instance the Urban Renewal Law,Freedom of Information Law among others were geared towardselevating the standard of living of our people.In the area of health, we have made significant impact on thelives of the Ekiti people either through the Free HealthProgramme recently launched for children under the age of 5years, adults above the age of 65 years pregnant women andthe physically challenged, and the Free Health Mission whichhas rescued thousands of our people from the shackles of2 | Page Press Conference to announce activities for the Oneyear in office of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi led administration in EkitiState, held on Monday October 10, 201, in Ado-Ekiti.
  • 3. OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNORsickness and diseases. I want to report to you that over 145,000people have been treated free from diverse diseases under theFree Health Mission in the last one year. The medical mission isan ongoing one.In the area of employment, about 5,000 of our unemployedyouths have been taken off the streets and accommodated inthe service of the state government. The programme which isongoing will see many more in the years to come given newlease of life and hope of a better future restored to them.Our agricultural programme has also received thecommendation of farmers through the provision of farmequipment and inputs to our farmers. Agricultural loans arebeing given to farmers to assist them in their productions. Evenour people abroad have been so fascinated to the programmethat they are deploying huge resources to participating in theproject.Road construction equally received a boost with the ongoingaward of Afao-Ado; Ilawe-Ado and other 10 major roads in thestate. Other road projects inherited from past governmentincluding Ado-Ifaki dual carriage way is now being prosecutedwith renewed vigour to ensure early completion.You will agree with me that we have touched lives in the area ofhealth, education, social and infrastructural development aswell as in the state economy as we continue to break newgrounds for the development of our state.It is therefore our desire to pursue the recovery of the valuesthat we used to be known for with clear determination so thatwe can jointly build a culture of transparency andaccountability for the future leaders of our dear state.3 | Page Press Conference to announce activities for the Oneyear in office of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi led administration in EkitiState, held on Monday October 10, 201, in Ado-Ekiti.
  • 4. OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNOROur government has decided to mark the historical watershedand that is particularly the other reason why we have called youas veritable partners so that we can intimate you with theactivities lined up for the week long celebrations, running fromtoday till Sunday, October 16, 2011 .This Press Conference flags off the programmes, we shall behaving a stakeholders’ celebrations by noon today at the TradeFair Grounds, Iyin Road, Ado-Ekiti.The Youth Summit (in conjunction with Rise Networks) willhold at the Adetiloye Hall, Trade Fair Complex, Iyin Road, Ado-Ekiti tomorrow by 10.00 am. On Wednesday, by 4:00 p.m, itwould be time for Night of Arts and Culture also at theAdetiloye Hall, Trade Fair Complex, Iyin Road, Ado-Ekiti.On Thursday October 13, 2011 Projects Commissioning wouldcommence across the state and span through Saturday. Also onThursday, renowned clergy, The Most Revd. (Dr.) MatthewHassan Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese will bedelivering the Anniversary Lecture at the Adetiloye Hall, TradeFair Complex on Iyin Road, Ado-Ekiti by 3:00 p.m. Immediatelyafter the lecture, at the same venue, a book titled “Long Walk toa New Dawn” - An Account of the Struggle and actualization ofthe JKF Mandate, would be presented to the public.Friday October 14 will mark Day 1 of a 2 day EconomicDevelopment Summit at the Adetiloye Hall, Trade Fair Complex,Iyin Road, Ado-Ekiti. The Summit, aimed at brainstorming withstakeholders in the economic sector of the economy on how bestwe could tap the resources at our disposal for the ultimatedevelopment and attraction of investors to the state starts by9:30 a.m and is to be followed by the Jumaat Service by 1:00a.m, at the Central Mosque, Ado-Ekiti.4 | Page Press Conference to announce activities for the Oneyear in office of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi led administration in EkitiState, held on Monday October 10, 201, in Ado-Ekiti.
  • 5. OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNORBy 9:00 a.m on Saturday, we shall be converging at theAdetiloye Hall, Trade Fair Complex, Iyin Road, Ado-Ekiti for theday 2 of the Economic Development Summit.On Sunday October 16, 2011 which is the last day, there wouldbe a thanksgiving service by 10:00 a.m at the Saint Patrick’sCathedral, Ado-Ekiti and by 5:00p.m it would be time for theState Banquet which is strictly by invitation at Adetiloye Hall,Trade Fair Complex, Iyin Road, Ado-Ekiti.Our government has kept hope alive even as we continue todemonstrate our commitment to executing the developmentagenda of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi led administration asexplicitly spelt out in the 8 point agenda.For the avoidance of doubts, the government is also bent onensuring that it touches lives not minding the very limitedliquid resources at its disposal. The challenge of raising theInternally Generated Revenue of the state is being pursued withvigour and there is no relenting in the arduous task of blockingwaste for the ultimate good of our people.Gentlemen of the Press, while thanking you for yourpartnership and support, we trust that you would publicisethese events adequately. Furthermore, I want to urge you tocontinue to partner with the government on this tedious butexciting journey out of the doldrums.I thank you all for coming and your continual support to thisadministration.H.E. MRS. ‘FUNMI OLAYINKA5 | Page Press Conference to announce activities for the Oneyear in office of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi led administration in EkitiState, held on Monday October 10, 201, in Ado-Ekiti.
  • 6. OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNORDEPUTY GOVERNOR OF EKITI STATE.NIGERIA.Monday October 10, 20116 | Page Press Conference to announce activities for the Oneyear in office of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi led administration in EkitiState, held on Monday October 10, 201, in Ado-Ekiti.