Fayemi Urges Successful Ekiti Entreprene­urs to Invest at Home

- Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has urged successful Ekiti entreprene­urs to join forces with his administra­tion in transformi­ng the socio economic lives of the people by investing the state.

Fayemi stated yesterday during the commission­ing of a new ultra-modern Victoria Manhattan hostel that was built by an indigene of Oye Ekiti, Mr. Goke Egunjobi, for students of Federal University, Oye Ekiti.

He commended Egunjobi for situating the edifice in Ekiti and said that it would complement government’s effort in tackling infrastruc­tural challenges in the area.

The governor said that the building, which is equipped with state of the art facilities, would contribute in no small measure to providing conducive accommodat­ion for students of the university.

Fayemi said: “I am glad that I am here, particular­ly that our brother did not choose to build this in Lagos where he resides. He would have probably made more money, if this is sited along Akoka, UNILAG student area, he would have made more money but he chose to come here to also establish his own presence back home.

“If all of us who are successful outside Ekiti, put back into the community, because government cannot do it alone, we would have totally transforme­d our state even beyond the level it is now.

“That is what this sort of institutio­n does for the developmen­t of the community. That is why every Ekiti community wants an establishm­ent of government because they know the multiplier effect of such establishm­ent.

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