The grand finale of the 2016 Udiroko Festival of the Ado Ekiti people took place on Tuesday with the traditional ruler of the town, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe, commending Governor Ayodele Fayose for infrastructural development of the town.
At a ceremony also attended by Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, represented by the secretary to the state government, Mr Kenneth Kobani, Oba Adejugbe described Fayose as a “pragmatic, committed beacon of excellence and hard-working governor.”
The Ewi also lauded the governor for the ongoing construction of a flyover in the community.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor Fayose advocated for a return of the teaching of history in school curriculum, noting that “without the past we can’t make out the future.”
At the elaborate festival, held at the new amphitheatre in the Ewi’s palace, which his government completed, Fayose regretted that he could not continue with the state’s airport project owing to a court action.