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Fayemi restates commitment to community dev’t

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has assured that his
administration will not renege on his promise to spread development to
all communities in the State.

Speaking at the 30th Ijurin Day celebration in Ijurin Ekiti, the
governor lamented that developmental projects were concentrated in
larger communities at the expense of smaller ones, leading to a
neglect of the many rural communities.

The Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State
Government, Mr Biodun Oyebanji said his administration will ensure
even spread of projects so that all communities can enjoy the
dividends of democracy.

While recalling that his first administration between 2010 and 2014
undertook a minimum of six projects in each of the 132 communities of the State,
the governor said his re-election was made possible as a result of the
support he got from all the communities; adding that he would not fail
to fulfil the promises he made to them during his campaign for his
re-election.

Dr Fayemi said his administration had recently distributed cheques
totaling #180 million to 19 communities for community-based social
development projects.

He however called on the citizens to complement the efforts of
government so that there could be sustainable development, even as he
reiterated continuous engagement of community leaders in addressing
the challenges facing each community.

Also speaking at the event, the Chief of Staff to the Governor who
also hails from Ijurin Ekiti, Mr Biodun Omoleye thanked the people for
supporting the Fayemi-led administration and urged them to continue to
partner the government since government alone cannot provide all they
desire.

Omoleye promised that the Fayemi-led government will not fail the
people of Ekiti State as the administration is poised to give a new
lease of life to the citizenry.

Earlier in his address, the Ojurin of Ijurin, Oba Adeyemi Afolabi had
solicited the continued cooperation of all indigenes of the community
so as to promote both socio-economic and industrial development of the
town.

The event was well attended by members of Ekiti State House of
Assembly and the State Executive Council as well as dignitaries from
different parts of the country.

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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