President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu reiterated over the Easter weekend the commitment of the APC-led administration to the economic and social development of Ekiti State.
A statement signed by Babafemi Ojudu Support Group in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, disclosed that during the consultative meeting, the Journalist turned Senator met with top APC leaders, women leaders, youth leaders, executive members at local government and ward levels as well as other stakeholders where he noted that the present challenges in the face of recession may seem daunting, but President Buhari will do his utmost best to address the needs of the people and give them a new lease of life.
At every turn, he unpacked the political trajectory of the Ekiti State Chapter of the APC. His admission of the missteps of all stakeholders – party leaders and members – at all levels in the State, which led to the loss of the party at the polls during the 2014 governorship election gained him the people’s ears. His message to the people was that of hope and revival, having learnt from the mistakes of the past.
The Special Adviser with a track record of improving the lot of the masses did not sugar-coat words by categorically stating some of the urgent projects lagging in Ekiti state.
He showed his main concern towards the communication level between the people and their leaders and the lack of youth engagement in the state as well as major market power mobilization.
He further expressed the urgent need for the youth to upgrade themselves in this age and time of information technology to be able to take full advantage of the offerings designed by the Federal Government to alleviate poverty.
According to Senator Ojudu, knowledge of information technology by all will facilitate ease of access to opportunities available in every sector within and even beyond Nigeria.
The stakeholders appealed to the Special Adviser to facilitate the location of two of the four newly approved faculties of the Federal University within the Ikole campus. They also requested that he should ensure that Ekiti benefits from all the dividends of democracy being enjoyed in other states regardless of Ekiti being governed by an opposition party at the moment.