Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Fayose advises caretaker chairmen on stomach infrastructure

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday swore in new caretaker chairmen in the 16 council areas in the state, with a call on them to replicate his ‘Stomach infrastructure’ programme at the grass roots.

The state House of Assembly had last Friday acceded to the governor’s request to dissolve the councils and reconstitute them after six months, as stipulated by the Constitution.
Represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kolapo Olusola, Fayose charged the caretaker chairmen to bring their experiences to bear in the running of the LGs in order to hasten rapid development at the grass roots.
He said, “You are appointed based on your proven integrity, both in private and public offices. I want you to bring your experience to bear in the service of the people by engineering rapid transformation and development at the grass roots. Nothing than the best is expected of you. It is hoped that you will not disappoint the state.”
He urged the council bosses to be diligent and transparent in the conduct of their functions.
“I appeal to you to be submissive to the governor. It is only a leader that follows well that can lead well. The Stomach infrastructure is the baby of the governor and should be replicated and implemented in the local governments.”
The new council bosses are Alhaji Dauda Ajise (Ado), Peter Daramola (Efon), Falaye (Ekiti East), Olowo Joseph (Ekiti South West), Olasanmi Moses (Ekiti South West), Adebayo Joseph (Emure), Funke Odunlade (Gbonyin), Deji Odutola (Ido Osi), Owoeye Sesan (Ikere), Adeyanju Adeyeye (Ikole), Abiodun Dada (Ijero) and Ayo Oladimeji (Ilejemeje).
Others are Alade Toyin (Ise Orun), Sunday Olowoyo (Irepodun/Ifelodun), Adeniyi Adebayo (Moba) and Oluwole Paul (Oye).
In the acceptance speech, the Caretaker Chairman, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government, Sunday Olowoyo, who spoke on behalf of the chairmen, assured the governor that they will not disappoint the people of the state.
He promised that they will justify the confidence reposed in them.
SOURCE: punchng