Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has assured that his administration will not abandon projects inherited from previous administrations.
The governor has also approved the establishment of a fact-finding committee, to look into the activities of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti, in a bid to reposition the institution.
Members of the EKSUTH Fact Finding Committee as approved by the Governor are, Prof. Ebun Adejuyigbe (chairman), Prof. Deji Agboola, Prof. Simi Odeyinka, Prof. Ayo Omotoso, Dr. Walter Yemi Olatunde, Mr. Ayoola Owolabi, Tunde Alabi and Mr. J. A. Obaparusi (Secretary).
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The committee is expected to turn in its report and recommendations within four weeks.
Speaking in Afao Ekiti, yesterday, during his tour of The Gifted Academy, built by the Ayo Fayose-led administration, Fayemi said though he may not agree with his predecessor on the rationale behind the establishment of some projects, abandoning those projects would amount to wasting the resources of Ekiti State.
The governor, who re-echoed his administration’s perception of governance in “the continuum frame” recalled that he completed virtually all projects left behind by the Segun Oni-led administration in 2010, because they were executed with public funds.
He said the tour was aimed at having a comprehensive assessment of all projects.
“When I came as governor, I completed, to the best of my ability, virtually all the projects left behind by the Oni administration.
It was my government that completed some of the roads started by Oni. It was my government that completed Ipoti-Odo Owa- Ila Orangun road, Otun-Osun-Iloro Road, Isan -Ilemeso road, we completed the House of Assembly Complex. It has always been our intention to see governance
in a continuum frame.
“We don’t make discreet compartmentalisation of governance, but, where we are today, it is inevitable. We have to take a comprehensive look at all projects, whether we have the resources to work on them is another matter.
“The important thing is these have been funded by Ekiti money, not by a particular governor who embarked on the project. I may disagree with many of the things put in place by my predecessor, but I don’t think it is in my place to abandon them, because I’m abandoning the resources of the state,” he said.
Fayemi said his administration facilitated the World Bank support for the funding of the Gifted Academy, though the project was executed by Fayose, hence, the need to ensure the facility is put to good use.