28th April, 2022
Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Chairman of the Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) and the Governor of Ekiti State, has declared that his Ogun State counterpart, Dapo Abiodun deserved to be elected for a second term in office.
Fayemi said Abiodun has performed beyond imagination.
Fayemi who made this known in Abeokuta during a visit to the Governor Abiodun said “As Chairman of the Governor’s Forum, I was elected to protect and to promote every governor who is a member of my forum, so, you shouldn’t be surprised if I want him back”.
Fayemi equally said he was so delighted and honored to be in the presence of the governor of Ogun State, added that “I am sure you saw me when President Muhammadu Buhari came to commission projects here, that in itself is a statement of what I think of the great work our governor is doing within the short space of time he has been in office.”
Fayemi, while noting that the governor has demonstrated capacity and also increased investment into the state, also commended the governor for his extensive knowledge of the investment terrain, which he said has attracted huge foreign direct investment into the state.
The Ekiti State Governor also commended the recent investment running into hundreds of millions of dollars into the Olokola Free Trade Zone and the agro cargo airport by Arise Integrated Industrial Platform.
He said that such investment couldn’t have been possible without the confidence of investors in the leadership of the state.
“He has demonstrated capacity, he has increased investment, naturally, this is a state that attracts more investment than the rest of us, those of us in the hinterland, because it is close to Lagos. But, on top of that, he has brought to bare his business acumen, his extensive knowledge of the investment terrain to attract a lot more investment,” Fayemi submitted.