The Ekiti State Government has called on privileged indigenes within
and outside the country to key into the ongoing reforms to reposition
the education sector.
The Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, said the administration of
Governor Kayode Fayemi is ready to welcome investment into the state’s
education sector by private individuals, corporate organisations,
development partners and the Ekiti in Diaspora.
Egbeyemi said the state government should not be left alone with the
task of lifting education hence the need to partner with the private
sector and development agencies to regain Ekiti’s lost glory in the
The Deputy Governor made the remarks on Wednesday as the Special Guest of Honour at the presentation of 400 units of textbooks and other
instructional materials for the use of students of Igbemo Ekiti
Community by an indigene based in the United States of America, Prof.
Commending the gesture of the donor under the aegis of the Prof. Wole
and Mrs. Mojisola Akindahunsi Public Beneficiary Initiative, Egbeyemi
urged other well-meaning and privileged Ekiti indigenes to emulate the
gesture to give indigent young ones more access to education.
Egbeyemi said the gesture would also cement unity between the twin
communities Igbemo-Ekiti and Orun-Ekiti urging their traditional
rulers to allow peace to facilitate development.
In his message, Akindahunsi said he and his family had always desired
to give back to his community which informed the philanthropic project
to the benefit of the local students and the school.
“To encourage peaceful coexistence, I will appreciate if you
(Egbeyemi) can involve the two Kabiyesis on your presentations on our
behalf. The Onigbemo should provide two students and the Olorun should
provide one for schorlarship.”
The Prof Oluwole and Mrs. Mojisola Akindahunsi Scholarship Foundation
pays fees for the community indigent students directly to the higher
institutions of their choice.”
Other dignitaries who witnessed the event were the Deputy Speaker,
State House of Assembly, Mr. Hakeem Jamiu; Chairman, House of Assembly
Service Commission, Chief Taiwo Olatunbosun; Chief Sola Oloniniyi; Mr.
Makanjuola Oloniniyi and clerics from the Anglican Communion in