…Doherty College Old students donate Hostel facilities
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has assured that inter-township roads which are in deplorable state would be given attention in the proposed 2014 budget which inputs are being collated from communities across the state.
Speaking at Araromi Ekiti during the 10th day of his town hall meetings at Ijero local government, the Governor reiterated his commitment to giving the people a new lease of life by providing adequate infrastructure that would boost their socio-economic well being.
Dr. Fayemi who added that his administration would stop at nothing but the actualising the target of making all parts of the State accessible by motorable roads by 2014 ordered immediate reconstruction of Iropora-Araromi-Épé- Ijero road which is already becoming impassable as a result of neglect by previous administrations.
He stated that construction work would begin on the road before the month ends even as he said the contractor to handle the road would inspect the road today(Wednesday).
True to his words, Fayemi after his meeting with the people of Épé Ekiti visited the yard of a construction company along the route and supposedly discussed the construction of the road with the expatriate who manages the company.
At Ara Ekiti, Fayemi flagged off the construction of the township road and assured that Awo- Ara-Ijero road would soon receive attention from government.
Other roads which communities urged the government to reconstructed for them include Ijero-Ayegunle-Ido road, Ayegunle-Iloro road, ilukuno-Temidire road and Ayetoro ijurin road among others.
Fayemi assured that the roads would be considered in next year’s budget because the budget itself is about the needs of the people.
He said the essence of the meeting was not because the governor had nothing to do but because of the importance he placed on the opinion of the people who would make use of the infrastructure being proposed to be carried out next year.
“The people know where their shoe pinches and it will be wrong for us to just sit down in Ado Ekiti and feel this is what you want. My administration values the people because you voted me to do what you want. Many communities have commended me for some of the things this government has done but the truth is that it is your money we are using to do these things. This is why your opinion counts a lot and we won’t do anything that is not in the best interest of the people”, the Governor said.
Meanwhile the Governor has commissioned two sets of hostels at Doherty College Ijero. The facilities were constructed by the Alumni Association of the school.
Inaugurating the projects, Fayemi said the gesture is a signal that the public private partnership being proposed by government for mission schools is a right action as he stated that government alone should not be left to cater for the needs of the schools.
He stressed that Alumni Association should rise to the task of assisting government in actualising it’s goal of revamping the education sector.
It is noteworthy that Doherty College, formerly a boarding school, presently operates a day school but the facilities being put in place by the Alumni association evidently returns the school to a boarding school, with a readiness to take the lead in the state’s education sector from the renowned Christ’s School, Ado Ekiti which has always got support from its Alumni.
The commissioning was witnessed by the State Deputy Governor, Prof. Modupe Adelabu, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Kehinde Ojo, members of the State a Executive Council and many members of the
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