By Rotimi Olaleye
Ado-Ekiti—Ekiti state Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, has directed lawmakers representing the state at the National Assembly to support the nomination of former Governor Kayode Fayemi during his screening by the Senate next Tuesday.
Fayose urged them to ensure the former governor gets a hitch-free screening exercise on the floor of the Senate when the screening of the ministerial nominees would come up.
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the governor gave the advice while meeting with student leaders from the state under the aegis of Federation of Ekiti Student Union, FEESU, in his office.
According to the governor, “the Ekiti project belongs to all and everything must be done to support it. Ekiti is my priority. I call on all the House of Representatives members and senators that went to Abuja from here, some people petitioned the National Assembly stating how Fayemi sunk Ekiti into heavy debts, I have told the members not to do that.
“It is God that judges people, not us. You must support him there. They should not go to the Senate and oppose Kayode Fayemi, no, they must never do that. An Ekiti man is an Ekiti man. I appeal to everybody, you must support him.”
He charged the students to shun acts that could mar their future, saying he would never ask them to engage in party politics or thuggery.
He urged them to be mindful of the current financial situation of the state while making their demands, promising to always treat young people with utmost respect and love.
He promised to hand over a brand new bus donated to him during his campaigns to the Ekiti State University Students Union Government and another bus for the transport of the students to and fro their campus.
The governor gave the assurance that other state-owned institutions would be considered for assistance too.
On the poor power supply to their private hostels, Fayose said he had taken on the management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company on the matter.
Fayose, who had earlier directed that the process leading to giving of bursary awards to students from the state should start, assured that the students would not be made to suffer before getting the bursary awards.