The Ekiti State helmsman, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, has been described as a governor who possesses a solid and robust sense of governance and cosmopolitan developmental vision.
The Director-General, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria Commission, Seye Oyeleye, made this observation, while hosting Ambassador Wale Ojo-Lanre, the Senior Special Assistant on Tourism Development to the Ekiti State Governor, who paid him a visit in his office in Cocoa House, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Ambassador Ojo-Lanre said his visit to the DAWN Commission was propelled by the need to acquaint the Commission of Dr. Fayemi’s tourism vision for Ekiti and the necessity for the Commission becoming a partner and a strong partaker of the vision.
He pointed out that the DAWN Commission has not only proven to all its capability and capacity of engendering and pathfinding developmental strides, but also nurturing them to fruition and blossoming.
Ambassador Ojo-Lanre said tourism development in a state cannot be localised bearing in mind that it is about luring of a mass of people to a destination.
He said since DAWN Commission is of regional essence, it should be involved in the task of making Ekiti the destination of choice first for the people of South West and then to others.
He commended DAWN Commission for being the furnace that minted the Amotekun Western Nigeria Security outfit, which he described as as effectively complementing the nation’s security agencies at ensuring that peace and security reign in the South West.
Oyeleye, who commended Ambassador Ojo-Lanre for the visit, said he was not expecting less act from Ekiti because the state is being governed by a man who has a firm understanding of the essence of government, the need to govern well and the attitude of a philosopher ruler.
He disclosed that the Commission was inaugurated purposely to drive development in Western Nigeria and it will not veer off from its pristine objective and mission.
Oyeleye applauded Ojo-Lanre for his proactiveness at espousing the tourism vision of Governor Fayemi and spreading its gospel to stakeholders who are strategic to the planting of a solid tourism economy in the state.
He disclosed that the Commission would not only support Ekiti Tourism Development, but facilitate both investment and investors for that sector in the state.
Oyeleye revealed that the door of the Commission is opened to all for regional advancement and collective developmental issues.