“OPERATION RESTORE” begins with Townhall Meeting Announcement of Education Tax Cancellation for Pupils in Both Public & Private Schools
Town hall meetings, also referred to as town halls or town hall forums, are a way for local and national politicians to meet with their constituents, either to hear from them on topics of interest or to discuss specific upcoming legislation or regulation- wikipedia
The administering of this tool by Dr John Kayode FAYEMI during his first tenure can be linked to the successes attributed to each town/village having that all important “sense of ownership” for the minimum of 3-4 major government sponsored infrastructure projects executed then.
No surprise then as Dr John Kayode FAYEMI commences his second tenure on similar path….”Government for the People, as wished for by majority”!!
This step in the right direction is enough assurance for us the Citizenry to feel part and ownership of governance.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has cancelled the education development levy imposed on pupils of public and private schools by former Governor Ayo Fayose.
Fayemi gave the order on Tuesday at the Ekiti South senatorial meeting held in lkere-Ekiti as part of activities to mark his inauguration.
The governor declared free education in public primary and secondary schools to give indigent children access to education.
The Fayose regime imposed N1,000 on all pupils and students in private and government-owned schools.
The imposition of the levy was challenged in court by Catholic Diocese of Ekiti and is now before the Court of Appeal, Ado-Ekiti Division.
Fayemi said free education was one of the cardinal policies of his first administration describing education as a legacy that must not go beyond the reach of the poor.
The governor advised candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who won at the last primaries to be magnanimous in victory and carry the losers along ahead of the general elections.
He stressed that the winners are candidates of his party and not his (Fayemi’s) candidates hence all hands must be on deck to ensure their victory.
Fayemi also urged the people of the state to vote overwhelmingly for President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 presidential election.
The President, according to him, needs the votes of the Ekiti electorate to return to office and consolidate on the gains achieved during his first term.