Don’t victimise Fulani herders, EKSG appeals
From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Ekiti State Government has appealed to its citizens not to victimise any Fulani herder performing legitimate businesses in the state.
The government urged the populace to be cautious of their actions to be able to distinguish herders that are pursuing their means of livelihood in a decent manner and those that are perpetrating evils.
The government revealed that it has approved the appointment of Prince Alexander Adebukola Aina as the new Owa of Oke Oro in Ijero local government area of the state.
Speaking in Ado Ekiti at the Post State Executive Council Press Conference, the Information Commissioner, Mr. Muyiwa Olumilua said part of the security strategies of government has been that all the residents must be vigilant and report strange faces to the security agencies for prompt action.
Olumilua said the council also approved the contract for the completion of Oba Adejugbe market in Ado Ekiti, construction of internal roads at the Ekiti State University Teaching hospital and additional upgrading of the Technical College, Ado Ekiti for optimum productivity.
As part of efforts to boost food production, Olumilua added that government has approved the clearing of 1,500 hectares of land across five local government areas, which will be done in partnership with multinational agencies for direct investment in the state.
Speaking further on the Oba Adejugbe market, the Commissioner for Works, Mr. Sola Adebayo said: ” the facility is 70 percent completed and we want to commission it during Fayemi’s first year in office.
On the government’s commitment to improve the health sector, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade said Ekiti has 320 health centres, clarifying that 177 of them were being concentrated on to give healthcare delivery across the wards in the state.
Yaya-Kolade said the state will introduce universal healthcare insurance scheme under the Kayode Fayemi led government to boost health sector and elongate the life expectancies of the citizens.
In his contribution, the Commissioner for Education, Mr. Foluso Daramola said the government will implement the reports of the visitation panels sent by Fayemi to look at the states of the facilities in the state owned higher institutions to enhance qualitative education in Ekiti State.