Fayose says he is the best governor of Ekiti state


Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose has rated his
performance so far, as greater than that of any
other administrator of the state since it was

Governor Ayo Fayose says he is the best Ekiti has
ever had since the creation of the state.
Governor Ayo Fayose declared himself as the best
performing governor of the state since its creation
in 1996. The governor, who spoke yesterday
through his chief press secretary, Mr Idowu
Adelusi, said out of 11 governors and
administrators who had governed the state, none
has measured up to his performance.

Fayose said: “Ekiti was created 20 years ago. It is
the only one among the states created at the same
time that is yet to have either airport or airstrip.
Still, the opposition does not see this as a minus
for the state. I don’t know how to play politics with
development of the state. To me, Ekiti first. The
dirty politics here is responsible for Ekiti having
almost 11 governors as opposed to Ebonyi with
four since 1996. During my first tenure, the
opposition said there was no need to dualise roads
in the state capital, everybody is enjoying it today.”
Reeling out his laudable achievements, he added:
“My priority is to leave Ekiti better than how I met
it. What I did during my first tenure are those
visible things in the state today. I may be tough, I
may be controversial, but all these are catalysts to
my performance. I built the first governor’s office,
dualised roads in the state capital, constructed
roads in all nooks and crannies of the state, put on
ground many structures for use of the state. I
always scored the first position in development of
the state.”
He, therefore, described those criticizing his style
of governance as detractors. “I have transformed
the palace of Ewi. There can’t be two palaces. I am
building the first flyover. There cannot be need for
another flyover in the next 30 years. I am building
new king’s market (Oja Oba). There can’t be two
king’s market.
Dualisation of roads is ongoing in the local
government headquarters. My detractors know
what I am made off and are disturbed by my
landmarks. And that is why they will always
concoct lies to distract me or slow me down. I am
not a rookie, I am a second term governor, very
experienced and learned in grassroots politics. If it
is not photocromic, it is soldier used to rig.

If it is not Dasuki money today, perhaps tomorrow
they will fabricate many unimaginable lies. They
said building flyover is a waste, how many
vehicles ply Ekiti roads.
Similarly, they criticised my plan to build airport
for Ekiti to the extent of poisoning the minds of the
land owners against our good intention,” he
Fayose berated his immediate predecessor, Kayode
Fayemi, for his low performance, adding that he
left the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board
(SUBED) worse than he met it and that Fayemi had
only three achievements to his credit.
The Sun reports that he made these submissions
preparatory to the 20th anniversary of the state
coming up on October 1.
Rating the performance of the administration, the
governor said Fayemi had only three achievements
to his credit in four years.
These, according to him, included: the new
government House, dismissed as elephant project,
the uncompleted civic centre and uncompleted
state pavilion. The pavilion project, he said, gulped
huge state resources without any concrete use for
the people.
In a similar vein, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti
has reportedly signed documents directing the
state’s accountant-general to immediately refund
monies over-deducted from the salaries of teachers
who had bought some facilities from government
during the previous administration of former
Governor Kayode Fayemi.
Fayemi is now the minister of Solid Minerals
Development in the administration of President
Muhammadu Buhari. A few years ago, teachers
had bought cars and laptops among other facilities
from government on loan with an arrangement for
monthly installmental deductions from their
According the Ekiti state chairman of the Nigerian
Union of Teachers (NUT) , Comrade Samuel
Akosile, the over-deductions from the teachers’
salaries has been a perennial problem but when
brought to the notice of Governor Fayose, he
promptly set up a committee to look into the
complaint, giving an ultimatum of 30 days to
report back to him.


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