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Newly Sworn-In Ekiti State Governor Oyebanji Rolls Out Six Points Agenda

By AbuSatar Hamed

OSOGBO – The newly sworn in Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Biodun Oyebanji has disclosed that creating employment and income-generating opportunities for residents of the state would be a critical component of his administration’s agenda.

Oyebanji who rolled out the six points agenda of his administration shortly after the Chief Judge of Ekiti, John Adeyeye, swore him in, said the agenda was aimed at further bring economic prosperity and good governance to people of the state.

Oyebanji noted that his six points developmental agenda would focus on youths development and jobs creation.

According to him, human capital development, agriculture cum rural development and infrastructure, industrialisation, arts, culture and tourism, and good governance are part of his administration largesse for the state.

The governor said his vision for the state was for it to be a land of prosperity, opportunity, peace, and progress and land which transformed people and for communities to reap the fruits of their labour in dignity, good health and safety.

He noted that creating employment and income-generating opportunities for residents of the state would be a critical component of his administration’s agenda.
Oyebanji however promised that his administration would ensure that all eligible students have access to free and qualitative basic education up to the Senior Secondary School (SS3), with curricula that prepare them adequately for further learning or the job market.

He also promised to further develop the agriculture sector by attracting more investment in agri-business to deepen the processing capacity of both the staple and cash crops, providing food security, and helping the country to grow its non-oil exports.

His words, “Power and transportation are two key priority sectors that will improve our competitiveness and generate positive economic and social impact.

“My administration’s modus operandi would establish numerous platforms for widespread participation, interaction and inclusiveness of all stakeholders in actualising the set goals.”

The governor thanked his predecessors in the state, especially the immediate past Governor Kayode Fayemi and his wife, for laying legacies on which the new administration would stand.

In his remarks, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the APC, urged the people if the state to continue to vote for the party, especially during the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

Asiwaju Tinubu expressed optimism that the new administration of Mr. Oyebanji would sustain the legacies left behind by the past administration of Mr. Kayode Fayemi.

Jagaban as he’s fondly called urged the people, particularly APC members in the state, to guide their permanent voter cards jealously and ensure that they vote for APC for continuity and good governance to continue to flourish in the state.
Also present at the event were the governors of Kebbi, Jigawa, Edo, Lagos, Ondo and Plateau, former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti and the deputy governor of Ogun.

The new Governor Biodun Oyebanji and his Deputy Monisade Afuye were sworn in while they took the oath of allegiance at the State Government House –
Ekiti Kete Pavilion, Ado-Ekiti, on Sunday, October 16, 2022.

Oyebanji, who was the former secretary to the state government (SSG), was declared winner of the Ekiti governorship election with 187,057 votes, defeating his two closest challengers — Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) who polled 82,211 votes, and Bisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who got 67,457 votes.

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