OPINION: My take on Kwara Governor’s 365 days in office

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By Comr. Yinka Dallas.

May I start by saying that I, Comr. Ayeni Yinka Dallas, the executive Chairman of Ekiti local government area of Kwara State who was duly elected through a popular mandate to protect, project and fight for the interest of the good people of Ekiti LGA will regardless of any temporary or man-made setback always stand tall to echo the voice of my people.

While I wouldn’t want to rehearse where I stand on political issues in Kwara as it is already a public record, I would be failing my training as a comrade and youth activist if I fail to do an objective analysis of the Kwara State Government which clocked one year few days back.

I’ll however be restricting my assessment to activities in my local government, for obvious and clear reasons that charity begins at home and the youth constituency which I’ve used my teenage and adult life to represent and project.

I must say I am not a man given to unnecessary commendation, but judging from what I’ve seen with my physical eyes in Ekiti local government, I’ll say with all modesty the governor hasn’t done badly for the good people of Ekiti.

One of the major contributions of the AbdulRazaq government in Ekiti LGA is the reconstruction of the all important Awele Bridge linking Obbo-Ile to Isapa, which is one of the most important link roads in the whole local government.

I have also seen his intervention in the educational sector in the LGA, ranging from the renovation of schools across Osi, Isolo, Isapa among others.

The Osi township road begging for attention for years was also touched and it is worthy of note that, the quality of the road is topnotch and deserves kudos.

I am however not too happy that the Kwara State University, Ekiti campus, has remained a dream. The people of Ekiti local government are desirous of seeing the construction completed and academic activities kicked off. It is my hope the governor will prioritise it in his second year.

The same thing goes for several other roads in the LGA from Eruku, to Obbo-ayegunle leading to the state’s borders with Ekiti and Kogi States respectively. I hope they’ll receive deserved attention in this administration’s second year.

Finally, as a youth stakeholder in the state, I am elated with the appointment of a youthful commissioner from my local government and also the appointment of a longstanding loyalist of the governor as SA Domestic who is also a youth, among several others.

It is hoped that we’ll see more of such appointments in the coming days, as that’s the only way the governor can show he’s a youth loving and friendly person.

Yinka Dallas is the Executive Chairman of Ekiti local government, he writes from Isapa town.

 

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