Ekiti elders want continuity in devt plan
From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Chairman, Ekiti Council of Elders, Prof Joseph Oluwasanmi, has said that lack of continuity of development plans of Ekiti State was the biggest albatross to overall sustainable growth of the state.
Oluwasanmi said: “The Ekiti core values which once became our identification mark throughout the nooks and crannies of the old Western Region had gone into the drains”.
The Chairman, represented by the leader of Ekiti South Zonal Team of the Council, Ayodele Oni, spoke at Emure Ekiti during the council’s advocacy visit to the palace of the Elemure of Emure Ekiti, Oba Emmanuel Adebayo, saying: “The homogeneity of Ekiti people had given the state its unique flavour among the states of the federation”.
The council has in the past few weeks been visiting traditional rulers in the state at their different palaces to further acquaint the monarchs and the people of the state with the contents of the state development blueprint.
Oba Adebayo, who was presented with two books entitled “Selected Social and Economic Indicators: Pointing to the Roadmap for a Sustainable Development of Ekiti State” and “Omoluabi”, lamented the fundamental weaknesses in the average Ekiti and the Yoruba race at large.
The monarch, who said politicians treated the hegemony and institution of the Oba with disdain, also canvassed unity among traditional rulers in the South West geo-political zone.
He said: “Ekiti style of playing politics needs more to be desired. We need to grow up in this area, Ekiti must shed the toga of primordial rigidity in all that we say or do, moreso as we have now moved into the digital era.