Ekiti State Schools Enterprise Programme will soon be reviewed
holistically with a view to making it more relevant to the needs of
the students and the society at large.
The Director General (DG) of the Micro-credit and Enterprise
Development Agency (MEDA), Otunba Kayode Fasae revealed this at the
quarterly meeting of all agencies under the supervision of the
Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industries held at the office of the
commissioner, Chief David Olusoga in Ado-Ekiti.
He disclosed that the Ekiti State Government will expend the financial
support from Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the procurement of
state-of-art equipment for the training and use of students in public
secondary schools for self-reliance and enterprise development. Otunba
Fasae, who said that the programme will be re-named ‘Project Real’
expatiated that each school will now focus on a specific vocation or
enterprise in which pupils would be actively engaged to develop their
personal skills in that specialization alongside their academic
He also hinted that plan was under way to establish a ‘Flea Market’
along Ilawe-Ekiti road for foreign used goods, adding that effort is
on-going to revive the Pottery Industry in Isan-Ekiti and Palm Kernel
Factory in Emure-Ekiti to boost the socio economic activities of the
In his own reports, the Technical Adviser to the Governor on Ekiti
Knowledge Zone, Mr. Femi Ajepe said that his Agency has taken off with
an assurance that it would move to its permanent office accommodation
at the beginning of September.
Mr. Ajepe stressed that Ekiti Knowledge Zone was established as a hub
for Science, Technology and Entrepreneurial development of the state,
where people could acquire innovative and creative skills for personal
growth and economic sustainability.
He said that the infrastructural development of the site located at
Ago Araromi, along Ijan-Ekiti road would commence as soon as the
formalities for the award of the contract are completed.
The Commissioner, Chief David Olusoga in his own remark said that the
meeting was necessary to assess the level of performance by the
stakeholders towards the fulfillment of the mandate the Governor gave
Chief Olusoga called on all the stakeholders to work as a team to
avoid duplication of roles and as well forestall conflicts of interest
in the process of fulfilling their mandate.
He charged them to be proactive in the discharge of their respective
duties, adding that the MDAs could not afford to let Governor Fayemi
down in his determination to fulfill all of his electioneering
promises to the people of Ekiti State.
He said that the market located close to Oba Adejugbe Hospital, Agric.
Olope Avenue would also be made functional as soon as possible.
The meeting was also attended by the Permanent Secretary, Barr.
Bamidele Arowosola, and Directors in the Ministry of Investment, Trade