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Fayose Plans Education Summit

Governor Ayodele Fayose, yesterday, disclosed that the state would hold an Education Summit in September to address the decline in public examinations.

Following decline being experienced in public examinations in the state, Governor Ayodele Fayose, yesterday, disclosed that the state would hold Education Summit in September.

Fayose, who had been in the eye of the storm in recent time, in view of factional crisis rocking his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and criticisms from the All Progressives Congress(APC), begged politicians to imbibe the spirit of forgiveness and tolerance , for the state to be peaceful.

The governor said this in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, at the swearing-in of the new Chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers and Ologotun of Ogotun Ekiti, Oba Oladapo Oyebade. Oba Oyebade took over from Onitaji of Itaji Ekiti, Oba Adamo Babalola,who presided over the council for a period of two years.

Fayose, who lamented the decadence that had hit the state’s education sector, also appointed the Oluyin of Iyin Ekiti, Oba Ademola Ajakaye , the Chairman of the Summit, which he said would map out strategy on how to reverse the decline in the sector. “When I came in 2003, I organized an Education Summit, where experts in education sector came with strategies that really worked. The current situation of our education is very bad.

It calls for concerns and worth being addressed as quickly as possible,” he said. Fayose said he would continue to treat the traditional rulers with utmost respect and drink from their wealth of experience in the task of moving the State to higher pedestal. “I was the first governor to appoint an Oba in Ekiti the Chancellor of the Ekiti State University in 2003. I appointed the Oore of Moba, Oba Adedapo Popoola during that period.

“Recently, I appointed the Alara of Aramoko Ekiti, Oba Olu Adeyemi as the Chancellor of the same University. This was borne out of the respect for the traditional stools because they are sacred and ordained by God”.

Fayose promised that his government would support the new chairman of the council to succeed in his new position , charging the members to reciprocate the gesture by maintaining peace and security in their domains.

The outgone Chairman, Oba Babalola appealed to the state government to build a befitting edifice, where the members can hold their meetings in the State capital. He said a total of seven monarchs were crowned during his tenure, while also praising the government for peaceful conduct of the 2015 general elections , in spite of the palpable tension in the polity.

Babalola also appealed to the government to sparingly and cautiously exercise its powers in granting autonomy to intending communities, to prevent the principal towns from being decimated unnecessarily .

The new Chairman pledged his loyal to the government and good people of the State, promising that the council shall embrace justice and fairplay in all its dealings during his time.



-Emmanuel Ani,Ado Ekiti

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