The people of Ikere-Ekiti, under the aegis of Ikere Stakeholders Forum (ISF), have commended Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, for the numerous development projects his administration is executing in the town.
The people are also appreciative of the governor’s disposition to appointing indigenes of the community into sensitive positions.
Speaking on behalf of the people, Chief Ayodele Omotayo, the General Secretary of ISF said the contribution of Governor Fayose to the development of the town was unsurpassed.
He noted that the governor had proven to be prudent in the management of scarce resources and embarking on projects to make life better for the people despite the economic recession in the country.
Omotayo listed some of the projects the town has enjoyed under the Fayose administration to include the dualisation of Ado-Ikere Road, which was extended to the town, the construction of the Elegberun Market and the Housing Estate.
Others were the construction of Ikere-Igbara-Odo Road, Ikere-Ise Road, the water scheme in Afao Quarters of Ikere, among others.
“It is consequent upon the above mentioned points that we in Ikere Stakeholders Forum resolved to organise this meeting, involving all and sundry of Ikere to pray for the success of the governor and his government and equally support his immediate and future political endeavours,” Omotayo stated.
Also speaking at the gathering, a member of Ekiti State House of Assembly representing Ikere Constituency I, Honourable Wale Ayeni, urged the people to remain firm in their continual support for the administration of Governor Fayose.
He stressed that the only politician and leader in Ekiti, alive or dead who had demonstrated real love for Ikere was Fayose.
Ayeni said that Fayose started the Ado-Ikere road dualisation project during the first term of his administration, adding that when Fayose was forcefully removed from office, those governors which came after him failed to extend the project to Ikere.
He added that Fayose has not only extended the project to the roundabout, the project has beautified Ikere community.