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ONI CHALLENGES OPPOSITION ON PERFORMANCE

By Lere Olayinka

Ekiti State Governor, Engr. Segun Oni has challenged opposition party in the State on his performance, saying; “our government's record of achievements is such that cannot be faulted by anyone except those whose brand of opposition is destructive.”

Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Mr. Wale Ojo-Lanre, said in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti today that Governor Oni, while speaking during a courtesy visit to his office by officials of the National Association of Nigerians Students (NANS) Joint Campus Committee (JCC), Ekiti and Ondo States Axis, said the Action Congress

(AC) should appoint project assessors that would embark on honest and sincere assessment of projects executed by the government and at what cost.

“What we are doing here is a silent stride towards the transformation of Ekiti. That we are not wasting public fund on projects commissioning and needless media hype is a matter of policy because ours is not a government that would construct 10 kilometres of road and embark on 100 kilometres dance to celebrate it. Unlike what someone, who once ruled the State was doing, we won't distribute eye glasses worth N300, 000 and advertise it with N3 million billboards.

“We can beat our cheats and challenge the opposition people to carry out an honest and sincere assessment of what we have done compared to what was done in the State in the last 12 years.

“Let them go and talk to the people of Iro, who can now access their town without having to go through Irun-Akoko as it used to be because the 16 kilometres Isinbode-Iro-Federal-Iro-Irun road, which links Iro-Ekiti to other towns in the State has long been completed. Let them visit Iyemero and talk to the people who now sell 200 tubers of cassava for N45, 000 instead of N3,000 that they used to sell it before because there was no road through which they can transport their farm produce.

“Lere Olayinka, my SA media is from Okemesi, he can be asked what they used to go through travelling from the town to Ibadan, Lagos etc.

Today, Okemesi people no longer need to first travel to Ilesha or Ita-Awure on motorbike before boarding vehicle to Lagos because the 26km Okemesi-Ajindo-Ikoro-Ijero road has now been completed.

“So, the opposition people should come and carry out an assessment of what we have done. If there is any town in the State that they found out that the Alliance for Democracy (AD) government did more than what we have done, we are ready to move into the town immediately and provide times ten of what they provided,” Oni said.

While urging the students to continue to conduct themselves in peaceful manner, the governor said; “Our youths must stop allowing themselves to be used by desperate politicians who are using their propaganda machineries to destroy the future of the State and its youths.

“Instead of presenting yourselves as tools to be used by desperate politicians, you must begin to ask those destroying your future with their negative propaganda to account for what they have done to your future. This is because, by the kind of image they have created for this State, they are making the achievement of your future goals difficult.”


Ekiti State Governor, Engr. Segun Oni (middle) flanked (left) by the Public Relations Officer of the National Association of Nigerians Students (NANS) Joint Campus Committee (JCC), Ekiti and Ondo States Axis, Comrade Omowa Michael, Chairman, Comrade Aremo Gbenga Oyebode and other NANS executive members during the students' courtesy visit to the governor ...on Friday

Ekiti State Governor, Engr. Segun Oni in a warm handshake with the newly elected Chairman of the National Association of Nigerians Students (NANS) Joint Campus Committee (JCC), Ekiti and Ondo States Axis, Comrade Aremo Gbenga Oyebode while the State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Bade Adara, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olatunji Odeyemi and other NANS executive members watch during the students' courtesy visit to the governor ...on Friday

Earlier, the NANS JCC Chairman, Comrade Aremo Gbenga Oyebode had commended the governor for his developmental efforts in the State, especially the education sector. He apologised for the unruly behaviour of some students, whom he said were hired from tertiary institutions outside the zone to protest against the government.

Comrade Oyebode, who pledge the support and cooperation of the students body for the Oni-led government said the JCC will always seek audience with the governor to dialogue on issues bordering on welfare of the students.

Also speaking, the JCC General Secretary, Comrade Adebayo Olumide, who is a student of the University of Ado-Ekiti (UNAD) lauded the governor for the government's various developmental efforts in UNAD, noting that the Oni-led government deserves commendation for what it has done in the university.