..Urges outgoing state lawmakers to defend his govt
The governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday signed eight bills into law, saying his government will continue to demonstrate strong political will in the implementation of the existing laws in the state. He also urged the 25 legislators, many of whom belonged to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to defend his government before the people of the state, saying: “The crowning glory in politics is not the exit but what we have left behind while leaving.
“I want to urge that the culture of belonging to Ekiti party that you are all exemplars of, should continue because leadership is an influence.”
Fayemi spoke in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday while signing the bills into laws, marking the end of the legislative duties of the 5th Ekiti Assembly.
The bills are Ekiti State Development and Investment Promotion Agency Law 2019, Ekiti State Administration of Civil Justice Law 2019, College of Agriculture and Technology Re-enactment Law 2019.
Others are Ekiti State Logo Re-enactment Law 2019, Ekiti State Local Government Administration Law 2019, Ekiti State Property Protection and Anti-land grabbing Law 2019, Ekiti State Security Trust Fund Amendment Law 2019 and Ekiti State Waste Management Authority Repeal Law 2019.
The sixth assembly will be inaugurated tomorrow, June 6, by Governor Fayemi.
The governor assured that the laws would be implemented for the overall development of the state.
Speaking about the robust relationship he enjoyed with the lawmakers, who are mainly members of PDP, Fayemi said: “History is made in different forms, but I consider our partnership as a historic partnership not minding that many of you come from the PDP while the executive that took over October 16, 2018, is from the APC.
By Sola Lawanson