Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, in an attempt to fight insecurity, has procured a drone and Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC), included in the portfolio for his third anniversary in office.
The line-up of events also commemorates Ekiti State at 25.
This was disclosed at a news conference on Thursday by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Values’ Orientation, Mr. Adebowale Omole, and Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji.
The commissioner, on the occasion, said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, (SAN), state governors and other eminent citizens are expected in Ekiti State to mark the third anniversary of the governor’s gapped secord term administration.
Vice President Osinbajo is expected to commission one of the legacy projects, the Civic Centre in Ado Ekiti for public use on 14th October as part of activities lined up to mark the third anniversary, he said.
Omole noted that the event has as theme, “Consolidation… Building for Transformation.”
The Civic Centre, which is located at Fajuyi area of the state capital, houses a museum, art gallery, shopping mall, cinema, public library, conference/ event centre, office space, among other facilities.
The Deji Fasuan Model College, built and named after the Chairman of the Committee for the Creation of Ekiti State, Chief Oladeji Fasuan, who turns 90 years old on October 1, will be the first project to be commissioned, he also said.
The commissioning slated for Friday would kickstart other project commissioning till the end of October.
Commenting on the state’s commitment to the security of lives of its citizens and its readiness to tackle crime, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, also on the occasion, disclosed, alongside Omole, that the Fayemi Administration had procured a drone and two Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) in fulfilment of its promise to tackle security challenges and secure lives and property.
“The drone has been procured; security equipment have to be manufactured according to specification and end user certificate has to be gotten as well.
“The drone will get to Nigeria very soon and we will take delivery of it.
“When it gets here, you will be informed because there are lots of protocols to follow. Mr Governor has also procured two APCs and we have embarked on safe city initiatives,” Oyebanji informed.
Oyebanji also said, “We have left Egypt although we might not have reached the Promised Land. Ekiti is work in progress because every leader that has rules this state has contributed to its growth and development.”