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UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF A REFORMER

Dr. Kayode Fayemi happened to Ekiti as a colossus, when he launched his political odyssey in 2006, he brought not just class but intellectual panache. He has redefined the culture of electoral contract and intellectualized governmental administration in a way that sometimes presents him as a man that is far ahead of time. Fayemi is stickler to careful planning and methodological execution of action. He is a model for public administration in every sense. He was already succeeding in the process of enrooting the culture in the administration of Ekiti when he was unjustly ousted from government in the 2014. (more…)

WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE HIM BACK

Peter Claver Oparah, a foremost writer, journalist and columnist has so much demonstrated his love for his works and country. He loves the Nigerian projects and the progressives driving them, he likes to write about them as well. He loves to describe them as the hope and future of a down nation. For example, in one of his piece on Dr. Kayode Fayemi entitled: “Fayemi: Second Coming of a Long Distance Runner,” he described him as one of the new generational leaders that would restore the lost hope and glory of our land. He put it succinctly that the foundation laid by President Muhammadu Buhari today would be built upon tomorrow by the likes of Fayemi. (more…)

BISI FAYEMI IS A VIRTUOUS LADY’ — Aare Afe Babalola

Renowned legal luminary and founder of the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola has described Erelu Bisi Fayemi, wife of the incoming governor of Ekiti state as a woman of virtues.

Aare Afe Babalola made this remark in Ado-Ekiti while playing host to the incoming First Lady of Ekiti state, who was on a courtesy call and to officially invite the elder statesman to the inauguration ceremony of the incoming administration. (more…)

JOHN KAYODE FAYEMI: THE RETURN OF A REFORMER

By Sunday Aikuirawo Aniyi, Ph.D.

The election of Dr Kayode Fayemi on July 14, 2018 was a watershed in every sense. Political comeback is not really an uncommon occurrence in the political history of nations and a people but the re-election of Dr John Kayode Fayemi, four years after losing election in the most dramatic and shocking manner, will go down in history as one of the most phenomena in every sense of the word.
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Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Indeed You Are a Beacon of Hope to the Younger Generation

I had assumed that I knew you enough to write a song for you judging by your innovative moves in Ekiti and the goodwill you showed me during your first period as the First Lady of the state. But reading these books authored by you, and personally autographed for me on my courtesy visit to you has not only radically transformed my mind, but has also made me know that indeed, “The secret of great people is in their stories”. I have since been reading these two books simultaneously, slowly, 2-3 chapters at a time, and I can categorically say I am getting the best of them. They have become the last shot I take before retiring to bed after a long day’s work. (more…)

EXPECTATIONS AND PRIORITIES OF GOVERNOR FAYEMI’S SECOND TERM

Introduction
In its first term of office from 2010-2014, the Fayemi Administration in Ekiti State implemented an 8- Point Agenda. Basically, these are:
Good Governance
Infrastructures
Human Capital Development
Integrated Health Services
Tourism Development
Qualitative Education
Agriculture &
Economy.

Given the resource and budgetary constraints facing any government in Ekiti State, the 8-Point Agenda was indeed a very ambitious development program. However, with dedication and determination, the Fayemi Government recorded many successes and achieved notable breakthroughs in virtually all the sectors of the state economy. The government also recorded visible presence in all the nooks and crannies of the State, rural and urban. (more…)

EKITI: THE WAY FORWARD

On the 14th of July 2018, Ekiti people went to the polls to right the wrongs of the 2014 when they voted out the man who truly is the friend of the masses as a compensation for the good works he did for them between October 2010 and 2014. Though thousands of Ekiti indigenes jubilated that Dr Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the 2018 guber election, some people including yours truly have become nostalgic because we know it is not yet Uhuru. (more…)

Why Southwest Needs Economic Reintegration Now

The reemergence of Dr. Kayode Fayemi as the new governor of Ekiti State starting from October 16th, 2018, will no doubt invegorate the call for more synergy amongst the states of the west. Particularly, we are expecting greater cooperation between the incoming Ekiti State governor and his counterpart in Ondo State. No one should tell the two friendly governors that now is the best opportunity to reconstruct and make a dual carriageway between the road linking Ekiti and Ondo States. The opportunities this singular development action will bring to the two states and Nigeria are better imagine. (I leave that to the economists in the house to do justice to that). (more…)

HARNESSING THE POWER OF FEEDBACK IN GOVERNMENT

When it comes to strengthening the public sector, a creative Government needs to look inward for new ways to achieving better results for the people they serve. One promising tool that has gained momentum across numerous sectors in the last few years is the adoption of feedback mechanism. (more…)

MY ROLE AS THE FIRST LADY OF EKITI STATE IS PRIMARILY TO SUPPORT MY HUSBAND – Bisi Fayemi

Erelu Bisi Fayemi is a feminist activist, gender specialist, social entrepreneur, policy advocate, and social change philanthropy practitioner. She co-founded the African Women’s Development Fund, (AWDF) – the first Africa-wide grant-making fund, and served as the first Executive Director from 2001-2010. AWDF has played a key role in the promotion of feminist movement building in Africa. (more…)