The 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.
Fayemi, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, 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.
Fayemi said his administration had recently distributed cheques totaling N180 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, 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.