Why I can’t play politics with people’s welfare, by Fayose

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti bans students’ activities, processions over cultism

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said as a true leader, he was concerned with the welfare of his people ‎and would never play politics with it.Speaking during a courtesy visit to his Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki, in Benin, Fayose noted that only a foolish politician would think about the next election without giving the welfare of the people top priority.

A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, quoted the governor as saying that he would use every legitimate means to ensure a better living standard for Ekiti people.‎

“We think beyond politics, as politicians think only about the next election, while a leader thinks about the welfare of his people and their future. My visit to Edo is not political and I know the importance of people working together for the progress of our people and the nation,” he said.

Speaking, Obaseki lauded Fayose for his giant strides in Ekiti, adding: “I was in Ekiti recently for a ceremony and I am impressed with Fayose’s performance.‎ A lot of projects are being executed across the state and even in Ado-Ekiti, the capital.‎ What is uppermost in our mind is the progress and welfare of the people,” he said.

Earlier, Fayose, who was in Benin to deliver the convocation lecture of the Benson Idahosa University, Benin, paid a courtesy visit to the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare 11 in his palace and described traditional institution as very sacred and vital to the smooth running of societies whether roles are ascribed to them on paper or not.

Vice Chancellor ‎of Benson Idahosa University, Prof. Ernest Izebvige, said Governor Fayose came to deliver the convocation lecture of his university and that the management of the school felt that would not be complete without a visit to the monarch.

Meanwhile, the Ekiti State government has banned all students’ activities and public processions in the state with immediate effect.Fayose said the decision to ban the students followed reports that cult groups usually embark on public processions on the 7th day of July every year.

A statement by his Special Assistant on New Media and Public Communications, Lere Olayinka in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, said Fayose directed security agencies to be on the red alert in Ijero, Oye-Ekiti and other towns with large population of students.The governor warned that there must be no cult activities in the state, saying culprits apprehended would face the full weight of the law.

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