ADO-EKITI – A cross section of Ado-Ekiti residents on Sunday congratulated the governor-elect, Mr Ayo Fayose, over his election as governor of Ekiti State.
The residents, who spoke to NAN in separate interviews, urged the governor-elect to re-introduce some of the laudable initiatives he executed during his first term between 2003 and 2006.
“He walks on the streets, asks people about their problems and takes care of them,” he said.
“He was always telling us that for him, the party is not the issue; I am for the people.
“When he makes promises, he ensures that he delivers. He loves poor people, especially the elderly, ’’ he added.
A civil servant, Taiwo Adenuga, appealed to the governor-elect to revive the health programme he implemented during his first term.
“When he was governor, some people needed to have surgery and he put in place programmes to execute this.
“Many people, who had hernia, goitre and other ailments needed surgery, but could not undergo the operation before he left office,’’ he said.
Some youths , however, called on the governor-elect to establish viable industries that would assist in tackling unemployment.
A youth leader, Olajide Jegede, said the state’s huge youth population was expecting Fayose to create new jobs.
Another youth leader, Ajayi Francis, called on the youths to unite and create an atmosphere conducive for the administration to assist them in fulfilling their ambition.
He also urged Fayose to use his second term as the governor to construct more roads and open up the rural areas to enhance socio-economic activities. (NAN)