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Fayemi signs bill that will prevent govt from abandoning projects initiated by past administration
By Vincent UFUOMA (Student reporter)
AS part of the activities to mark his one year in office, the governor of Ekiti State, Gov. John Kayode Fayemi has signed the Ekiti State Transition Bill into law.
The Transition Law which is the first of its kind in Nigeria will prevent and check the successive government from abandoning projects initiated by the past administration in Ekiti.
The governor had told newsmen in 2018 during his tour of The Gifted Academy built by the administration of Fayose in Afao Ekiti that abandoning projects inherited from his predecessor would amount to wasting the resources of the state.
He said though he disagreed with some of the projects initiated by the Fayose administration he would not abandon them because that would mean abandoning the resources of the State.
“All the projects left behind by the Oni administration. It was my government that completed some of the roads started by Oni. It was my government that completed Ipoti-Odo Owa- Ila Orangun road, Otun-Osun-Iloro road, Isan – Ilemeso road, we completed the House of Assembly complex. It has always been our intention to see governance in a continuum frame.
“We don’t make discreet compartmentalization of governance but where we are today, it is inevitable, we have to take a comprehensive look at all projects whether we have the resources to work on them is another matter.
“The important thing is these have been funded by Ekiti money not by a particular governor who embarked on the project. I may disagree with many of the things put in place by my predecessor but I don’t think it is not in my place to abandon them because I am abandoning the resources of the state,” he said.