Says state was in doldrums four years ago
The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, counselled the governor-elect, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, to think outside the box to earn more revenue and make an impact in the next four years.
Fayemi made the remark during a “thank you tour” to Ekiti South Senatorial District in Ikere-Ekiti. The governor said that despite the dwindling revenue accruing to the state, especially owing to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the administration was able to improve on the infrastructural development of the state.
He said that the state was in the doldrums when he took over four years ago owing to avalanche of challenges facing it, noting that the administration has been able to restore the core values the state has been noted for and returned it to the path of development.
“Nigeria is going through a lot of challenges in political, social and economic, and this is affecting the revenue coming to the state. So, the governor will need a lot of thinking outside the box to be able to do even better than we have been able to do.
“You will also need a lot of support and understanding from the people. I am confident that the people will give you that support to succeed
“It is easy to forget that when we started this journey four years ago, Ekiti was in the doldrums. We had a lot of challenges and we promised to restore the values of our people and restore the land for progress and development.
“Four years down the line, we have been able to discharge that duty to the best of our ability. We have touched all the areas we pledged to make life better for our people.
“All I have come to do is to extend my gratitude, that of my family, especially my wife, who has been a partner in progress in this journey,” he said.