Oct 14, 2011 – The Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Ekiti State chapter, Chief Joel Omoniyi, yesterday said the people of the state have fared well under the administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi.
He said the administration’s one year anniversary should be celebrated because it has achieved a lot.
In a statement by his spokesman, Gbenga Sodeinde, Omoniyi said: “Ekiti people, particularly those at the grassroots, have a lot of good stories to tell in the last one year, as the eight-point agenda of the government has impacted positively on their lives.
“The government has provided necessary social amenities across the state., such as, education, water, health, rural road network, agriculture and the employment of thousands of youths.
“Parents and students in Ekiti higher institutions, including the School of Nursing, will forever remain grateful to the governor for the reduction in school fees and free education in public primary and secondary schools.
“The free health care for mothers, children and the aged, as well as the restructuring in the civil service and local government administration are pointers to the fact that the government has started well.”
Omoniyi, who is also the Caretaker Chairman of Efon Local Government, said all local government chairmen have begun work on the five-kilometre road project mandated by the governor in the 16 local government areas.
He canvassed a review of the federal allocation of local governments from 20 per cent to 36 per cent.
The ALGON chairman said this would speed up development in the grassroots. (The Nation)