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Ekiti to build international airport

Gbenga Ariyibi

Ado Ekiti -  Ekiti state government has pledged to build an international airport  in the state.  The newly appointed  Commissioner for Information, Mr Taiwo Olatunbosun  revealed this  at his maiden press briefing after the state executive council meeting in Ado-Ekiti.

He said the  motive for this was to open up the state potentials and to  promote rapid industrialization of the state .

The commissioner who assured  that all the policy initiatives of the Governor at his first comming before the re-run Governorship election would be implemented to the letter, irrespective of economic meltdown

Olatubosun further disclosed that the state government had put finishing touches to the plan to erect a world class stadium in the state.

Names of the new commissioners and special advisers and their portfolios are, Mr Gorge Akawa, former House of Representative member in the old Ondo State was given Commerce and Industry, Mr Dapo Agbede, former House of Assembly member in the old Ondo State, Public Utilities, Abiodun Olujimi,former Deputy Governor to Ayo Fayose, Works, Olufemi Ige, Local Government and Chieftancy, Morohunmubo Bayode Women Affairs,

Others include, Segun Ilori, former Chief of Staff to SegunOni, who in charge of    Special Duties, James Adara, Youth and Sports,Dr Femi Thomas, was retained at the  Health Ministry , Mr Tunji Adeniyi, also returned to the Finance Ministry, Dr Gboyega Isijola,former Special Adviser on Rurak Development, Agriculture and Mr Kayode Babade, former Secretary of the party in the State was asked to pilot the affairs at the Ministry of  Education

He said the  governor is still searching for a competent hand to man the Ministry of Environment

Names of the   special advisers and their portfolios are, Mrs Jolaade Onipede, former PDP Woman Leader was made, Special Adviser, Chieftancy and Culture, Mr Moses Jolayemi, former Senior Special Assistant to the governor on public Communication became Special Adviser on Tourism, Mr Bosun Osaloni, Special Adviser on public transportation with eleven others given different portfolios

The remaining two commissioner nominees yet to get clearance from the house of assembly had been directed by the house to appear before it next week Tuesday.


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