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EXTRA: From tailor to butcher… Fayose turns ‘task force gov’

EXTRA: From tailor to butcher… Fayose turns ‘task force gov’
April 14
15:42 2018

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has personally taken to the market to confiscate the goods of traders selling in prohibited areas.

Fayose, who is known to be a “jack of many trades” has been seen in controversial places, which have raised dust on the appropriateness of his actions as a governor.

On various occasions, the governor has acted as a tailor, butcher, preacher and now “task force governor”.

In a documentary on The Osasu Show with Osasu Igbinedion, Fayose is seen scolding a trader for littering the market, while threatening to arrest her if she repeated the act.

“I wonder the dirt inside your bedroom. Nobody will be able to eat there,” Fayose said.

“Very dirty people. I wonder what kind of characters are these. Later, you’ll start blaming government. If I come back and see all these things, I am going to detain you.”

Speaking on his achievements since assumed office in 2014, said priority of his administration is education, because according to him, “you are wasting your time” without education.

“One of the things we saw that was wrong was the state of education. We were number 34 or 35 in Nigeria. We do not represent what our name represents,” he said.

“As a result, I convoked an education summit. To Ekiti, education is key. You can build so many infrastructures, without education, you are wasting your time.”

Fayose as truck driver

Among other projects listed by Fayose’s include the dualisation of roads at local government headquarters in the state, the construction of a flyover in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, demolition and renovation of the state’s Kings’s market, said to be over 300 years old, and the renovation of the state’s high court.

“Ekiti is the only state with this kind of development, this kind of flyover, it is about the longest in south-west of Nigeria,” he said.

“The difference is what you make out of your projects. Not irregular projects. What is good is good. A leader is different from a politician.

“Despite the fact that I am leaving in October, I am still building the governor’s office. Everybody in Nigeria will know that I have done my best for this state.”

Fumilayo Ogun, Ekiti minister of works and transportation said the flyover, 100mm thick, will stand the test of time.

“People are intoxicated with these good works he is doing,” Ogun said.


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