Panel reports not to witch hunt anybody, but to tackle fraud and set standards – Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi
Kayode Fayemi
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Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has promised to tackled all forms of impropriesties and other decadence at the tertiary institution in the state for effective service delivery.

Governor Fayemi, made the remarks after receiving reports of four visitation panels set by his administration at government house in Ado-Ekiti.

The panels were set up some weeks ago on the activities of the Ekiti State University, EKSU, Ado-Ekiti, College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, College of Science and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti and the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State, BSES.

The report of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) will be submitted at a later date.

Governor Fayemi who commended the painstaking actions of the panels, but debunked the insinuation milling rounds that the reason behind the composition was to victimize some people.

“Permit me to restate here that our intention in setting up these panels is not to witch hunt anybody but rather to reposition the affected institutions and agency for better performance.

“As a government, vibrancy of our institutions and BSES is very essential to drive knowledge economy , which s one of our four point agenda. We must therefore continuously focus on how to maximize the potentials of government.

“These panels were set up for stock taking. For us to move forward steadily as a government, it is imperative that we know where we were, where we are and where we are going.

“As I mentioned in my inaugural lecture on October 16, our mission is to reclaim our land and restore our values . This land has been reclaimed. In deepening our values therefore, we must strengthen and promote our institutions and educational entrepreneurship for the also development of functional human capital development. My government is committed to improving service delivery in all government agencies.

“The present state of our tertiary institutions as inherited by his administration should be a matter of serious concern to all well meaning stakeholders. It is on this basis that the panels were constituted.

“Let me assure the chairmen and members of these panels that the government would critically study the report and consider the term of reference point-by-point and thereafter avail the public with outcome .

“I wish to also commend you for accepting the assignments , and carrying them out with every sense of diligence and urgency they deserve” , he stated.

Chairman of one of the panel s, Prof. Bode Asubiojo, said the bodies after being constituted on November 2, 2018 swung into actions and worked day and night to meet the deadline.

He said memoranda were taken from all the stakeholders, including present and past managements , so that the panels could come up with robust recommendations that would help the state.

Asubiojo said: “In the case of Ekiti State university, we spoke to two former Vice Chancellors and we also engaged the students , alumni and even parents. Even members of the public came with petitions , which we factored into our works.

“We believed we have worked diligently and that we have come up with reports that will bring high standard in these institutions”, he concluded.

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