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I Won’t Abandon Fayose’s Projects - Fayemi

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The people of Ekiti have been assured by the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, that his administration will not abandon projects inherited from previous administrations in the state.

Fayemi, according to a press release by his chief press secretary, Olayinka Oyebode, made the disclosure during his tour of the Gifted Academy built by his predecessor, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, November 7.

The governor stated that though he may not agree with the rationale behind his predecessor’s establishment of some projects, abandoning them would amount to wasting the resources of Ekiti state.

He explained that the aim of the tour was to get a comprehensive assessment of all projects.

He said: “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 further stated that the World Bank support for the funding of the Gifted Academy was facilitated by his administration; hence the need to ensure that the facility was put to good use.

The governor said he would not embark on a vendetta mission of cancelling the Gifted College built in Fayose’s hometown; even though his predecessor had shut down the Federal Government Girls’ College he (Fayemi) built in his Isan Ekiti country home.

He said: “We had a similar project in my own community but when the Fayose government came, he shut the school down.”