The Governor of Ekiti state and Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has a “huge bridge builder, ” and a leader worthy of emulation.
According to him, “we have for a VP someone who is a huge bridge builder,” noting Prof. Osinbajo’s ability to bring governors representing States and the FG together on the major issues.
Fayemi added that the VP is “someone who is able…he’s got shock absorbers to withstand the pressures from the States.”
He spoke today in Ado-Ekiti where the Vice President, Prof. Osinbajo was a special guest of honour at the Ekiti State Economic Development and Investment Summit.
The VP delivered the keynote address at the summit and also joined a panel discussion involving the Ekiti Governor and other governors from Lagos, Edo and Kaduna.
Governor Fayemi who had spoken earlier to welcome participants to the summit also spoke right after the VP delivered his speech, commending the leadership of the VP as chair of the National Economic Council.
“At this point I would specially acknowledge the role of our keynote speaker, His Excellency, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo in implementing the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) which played a significant role in restoring the economy back.”
He praised the leadership role of the Vice President in ensuring the states of the Nigerian federation survived the pandemic.
Governor Fayemi said the Vice President has used his office and leadership capabilities to develop a bipartisan approach to administration and implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan which led the nation out of the pandemic induced recession.
Governor Fayemi said the Vice President has used his office and leadership capabilities to develop a bipartisan approach to administration and implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan which led the nation out of the pandemic- induced recession. He added that “with sincerity of purpose and partnership between the federal and state governments, we can achieve results.”
The Ekiti State Economic Development and Investment Summit also called Fountain Summit is aimed at boosting economic development and increasing Investment in the State.