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The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has assured Ekiti people that his administration will not abandon projects inherited from previous administrations in the state.
He recalled that he completed virtually all projects left behind by the former governor Segun Oni-led government in 2010 because they were executed with public funds.
Fayemi, according to a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Olayinka Oyebode, spoke in Afao Ekiti on Wednesday during his tour of the Gifted Academy built by the immediate past governor, Ayodele Fayose.
The governor, who stated that he may not agree with his predecessor on the rationale behind the establishment of some projects, added that abandoning those projects would amount to wasting the resources of Ekiti State.
He explained that the tour was aimed at having a comprehensive assessment of all projects.
“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. Doing that will mean that I am abandoning the resources of the state,” he said.
Fayemi stated that it was his administration that facilitated the World Bank support for the funding of the Gifted Academy though the project was executed by Fayose, hence the need to ensure that the facility was put to good use.
The governor, who noted that Fayose shut down the Federal Government Girls’ College he built in his Isan Ekiti country home, said he would not embark on a vendetta mission of cancelling the Gifted College built in Fayose’s hometown since it belonged to Ekiti people and not Fayose.
“We had a similar project in my own community but when the Fayose government came, he shut the school down.”