ARMY DELEGATION VISITS EKITI OVER COMMAND SCHOOLS
FAYEMI ASSURES SUPPORT FOR TAKE-OFF
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has pledged the support of
his administration for the take-off three proposed Command Secondary
Speaking while receiving a delegation of the Army Education Corps from
the Army Headquarters on Tuesday in Ado Ekiti, Fayemi described the
establishment of the schools in Ekiti as a landmark achievement.
The delegation led by Director of Personnel Headquarters, Army
Headquarters, Maj.-Gen. Julius Oni, was received on behalf of the
governor by his deputy, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi.
According to a statement signed by the Special Assistant (Media) to
the Deputy Governor, Odunayo Ogunmola, the Army delegation which
arrived on Sunday had visited Isan, Ijero and Ikere the three towns
where the schools would be located.
The delegation visited the locations and facilities earmarked for the
takeoff the Command Secondary Schools to assess their suitability or
the otherwise for the projects.
Fayemi said: “As you are aware, education is the main industry of
Ekiti State. Therefore, spirited efforts are on to ensure that Ekiti
continues to be a leader and pivot in the education industry.
“The schools will be sited at Isan Ekiti, Ijero Ekiti and Ikere Ekiti
for geographical spread representing the three senatorial districts in
“I am sure you have visited all the temporary as well as the permanent
sites. It is my hope that you found the sites suitable and acceptable
“Ekiti people are accommodating and hospitable and you will be welcome
everywhere you go. Let me quickly assure you of the support of the
government and good people of Ekiti State.”
Speaking earlier, leader of delegation, Maj-Gen. Oni, disclosed that
Fayemi had written a letter to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur
Buratai, requesting the establishment of the three command schools
across the senatorial districts.
Oni added that having visited the three locations and assessed the
sites and available facilities, the panel will write a report to be
submitted to Buratai for further action.
He said: “We express our gratitude to Governor Fayemi for the warm
reception accorded the team since Sunday.
“A few weeks ago, there was a letter written to the Chief of Army
Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, personally signed by the governor
for establishment of three command schools in the three senatorial
districts of the state.
“The Chief of Army Staff places a high premium on the development of
education. In fact, one of his vision is to enhance the development of
education in areas where Army units and formations are established.
“He quickly constituted a team to pay a visit to all the sites and
equipment available for the takeoff of the schools.
“In the Army, we strive to attain a high education standard in our
command secondary schools.
“We ensure that facilities, equipment and staff conform to a very high
standard to ensure that a conducive atmosphere is created for
“We will put up our report and submit to the Chief of Army Staff,
Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, who will, in return, forward same to the
The three schools are expected to commence academic activities in
September when the new academic year takes off.