I am elected as governor to find solutions not to complain ― Fayemi
Posted by News Express | 30 August 2021 | 443 times
•Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi
By YOMI AYELESO, Ado-Ekiti
The Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has revealed that the people elected him as governor in 2018 not to complain but to find solutions to the myriad of challenges confronting the state and make life more comfortable for the citizens.
Fayemi who will end his tenure as governor in the next fourteen months noted that he had been deploying all available ideas to boost the economy of the state so as to mitigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state’s revenue generation.
According to a statement he posted on his verified Facebook page, on Sunday, the governor explained that he was impressed with the performance of the government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the area of revenue generation in the second quarter of 2021.
Fayemi said, “I am not elected to complain, I am elected to find solutions. This is why over the past year, we have been working on creative ways to mitigate the impact of the #COVID19 pandemic on revenue generation in Ekiti State.
“During the weekend, I took time to assess the performance of all our Revenue Generating Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in the second quarter of 2021 alongside the Committee on Joint State Revenue Review.
“I was encouraged by the positive outcomes of our efforts to improve our internally-generated revenue, and the cooperation of our people in achieving prompt and comprehensive collection of revenues.”
He said that he used the weekend to inspect ongoing monumental projects across the state including the new Ado-Iyin dual carriage road, assuring the people that his administration would continue to be creative towards delivering his campaign promises to the state.
“I also spent time inspecting the project status of Ado-Iyin Dual carriageway, the Civic and Convention Centre, the Elderly Peoples’ Resort and Wellness Centre, as well as the ongoing construction of another block at the state Secretariat Complex in Ado Ekiti.
“All these suggest that Ekiti is quite capable of attracting its fair share of investment and has enough talent within its borders to drive urban development and enterprises.
“We may not be a buoyant state, but we have the giant ambition to make a fundamental difference in the lives of our people, to unleash our creative potentials, and to leverage the God-given gifts of the land of honour,” he added.
The chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) solicited the support of the citizens to his administration’s quest to transform the state, saying, “together we can do it.” (Nigerian Tribune)