Tra­di­tional rulers, oth­ers laud Amaechi, Fayemi’s nom­i­na­tion

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Doyin Ade­busuyi, Ado Ek­iti

The Catholic Bishop of Ek­iti Dio­cese, Most Rev Felix Ajakaye, tra­di­tional rulers, politi­cians from Rivers State and other Nige­ri­ans yesterday lauded the nom­i­na­tion of for­mer gover­nors Kay­ode Fayemi and Ro­timi Amaechi as a min­is­ter in Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari’s gov­ern­ment, de­scrib­ing it as a re­ward for hard work and vi­sion.

The Rivers Pro­gres­sives Front, a body of se­nior politi­cians and pro­fes­sion­als in Rivers State, said in a state­ment signed by Sotonye Ijuye-Da­gogo, the group’s ad­min­is­tra­tor, that Amaechi’s nom­i­na­tion among other tested pro­gres­sive lead­ers was as an elo­quent state­ment by the pres­i­dent that the change Nige­ri­ans voted for had come to stay.

“It is a bold and un­mis­tak­able state­ment that Mr. Pres­i­dent is very clear about his mis­sion to re­po­si­tion our great coun­try. It is a state­ment that puts to shame pro­fes­sional black­mail­ers and smear cam­paign­ers”, the state­ment said. The group urged the Se­nate to en­dorse his nom­i­na­tion.

The APC chair­man in Ek­iti State, Ola­jide Awe, ad­vised Fayemi to strengthen the tem­plate for mod­ern gov­er­nance an­chored on hu­man de­vel­op­ment which he es­tab­lished in Ek­iti to con­trib­ute his quota to na­tional de­vel­op­ment.

Bishop Ajakaye asked Fayemi to use his God-given tal­ent to “con­cretely and mean­ing­fully” make a pos­i­tive im­pact in the ser­vice of the na­tion.

The Onisan of Isan-Ek­iti, Fayemi’s home town, Oba Sun­day Aji­boye, said the bril­liance and vi­sion he demon­strated while in of­fice be­tween 2010 and 2014 posted land­mark im­pacts un­prece­dented in the state’s de­vel­op­ment and en­joined him to demon­strate the same pas­sion as a min­is­ter.

For­mer Cen­tral

Bank Di­rec­tor, Sa­muel Ban­dele Fale­gan, said he was con­vinced that Fayemi’s nom­i­na­tion was a re­ward by God for ded­i­ca­tion to self­less ser­vice to hu­man­ity and loy­alty to his party. The Alare of Are-Ek­iti, Oba Boluwade Ade­biyi asked Fayemi to main­tain the at­tribute of the ser­vice to the na­tion while the pres­i­dent, Supreme Coun­cil For Is­lamic Af­fairs in Ek­iti State, Al­haji Yakubu Sanni, said Fayemi’s legacy projects would for many years re­main un­par­al­leled. The Alawe of Ilawe-Ek­iti, Oba Ade­banji Ajibade Alabi, said Fayemi’s nom­i­na­tion was an at­tes­ta­tion to his record of ex­cel­lence as a gover­nor of Ek­iti State.

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