The Ekiti state Governor Dr.kayode Fayemi has commended president mohammadu buhari for recognising June 12 as democracy and award of the highest honour in the country, generally conferred on presidents, the award of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), on the acclaimed winner of the june 12 1993 election late Chief Moshood Kasimawo Abiola popularly called MKO.
The governor gave the commendation on Friday during a Facebook telecast on the reminiscences of june 12 struggle and its imperatives.
Our government house corespondent Olugbolade Cole reports that the governor stressed that the move has further established the fact that the people who lost their lives during the struggle did not die in vain.
Governor Fayemi explained that The return of democracy in 1999 was a direct consequence of the relentless agitation by a coalition of civil society groups, students, labour movement, politicians, rights activists, journalists, academics and a host of people in the diaspora and diplomatic circles and hence should never be forgotten because it sparked the emancipation of true democracy irrigated with the blood of many known and unknown people who died as martyrs of democratic struggle.
Dr. Fayemi said haven considered the selfless sacrifices made by all both dead and living it became imperative for all to inculcate a continuous re-engagement in useful conversations about how to re-enact the spirit of unity at a time of fractured unity.
He thereafter urged all and sundry to start a new conversation around a democracy that will instil confidence in the citizenry, enables unrestrained breathing and holds a promise of a better life for all irrespective of whom they are or where they come from.
Ekiti state government says it has completed 46 projects which would soon be delivered to Ekiti communities.
The Secretary to Sustainable Development Goals , SDGs in Ekiti State, Olukayode Francis-Adunmo, said this while addressing newsmen in Ado, the state capital.
Francis-Adunmo,stated that most of the projects, including schools, health facilities, toilets, motorised boreholes as well as recreational facilities, among others, were carefully designed to have direct impact on the lives of the people.