Contrary to the recent claim by the eldest son of late Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi, Mr Donald Femi Fajuyi, that the Ekiti State government refused to support the family during the just-concluded 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of the late heroic soldier and first military governor of Western Nigeria, some family members have said that the state government supported them.
Mr Fajuyi (jnr) had told newsmen in a recent interview that Ekiti State government refused to support the family when family representatives approached the government for support prior to the celebration.
But four representatives of the Fajuyi family, Mrs Lanre Fajuyi, Mrs Desola Olajuyigbe (nee Fajuyi), Dr Tope Olajuyigbe (son-in-law) and Mrs Abigail Abike Boboye (nee Fajuyi), told newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, on Sunday, that Governor Ayodele Fayose indeed supported the family morally and financially.
The family representatives who spoke to newsmen at the government office, in Ado-Ekiti, while paying an appreciation visit to the governor, revealed that the governor indeed sent delegations, led by the Deputy-Governor, Dr Olusola Kolapo Eleka who fully participated in the week-long event.
Speaking for the family, Mrs Lanre Fajuyi, said: “The governor was represented by his deputy, Kolapo Olusola, at the Fajuyi Park where the 50th remembrance kicked off.
“Governor Fayose was also represented on Friday, July 29, in Ibadan, at the ‘Yoruba Think’ programme, at the International Conference Centre and even today (Sunday, July 31), at the thanksgiving programme to round off the one-week remembrance in honour of late Lieutenant Adekunle Fajuyi.
“We actually received full support from the state government through representations in all the events and monetary support to Adekunle Fajuyi Education Trust Fund.
“We are here to appreciate the governor for his support and I can tell you that we were fully supported by the state government. Our eldest son must have said what was quoted in the papers before the event,” she said.