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Ekiti Youths Can Aid Tourism In The State – Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi has come out to say that his government is determined to engage youths for the development and enhancement of the state’s cultural and tourism potentials.

He revealed this in a recent statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Tourism Development, Mr. Wale Ojo-Lanre, on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti.

According to him, Ekiti State would make giant strides in the tourism sector, not just for revenue generation but also for the employment of several youths in the state.

He added that skill acquisition for self-reliance and vision actualization is needed among our youths.

His words, “Ekiti state will engage and empower the youth in purposeful tourism trade as well as skill acquisition for self-reliance and vision actualisation.”

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John Olukayode Fayemi, (born 9 February 1965) is the Governor of Ekiti State and a native of Isan-Ekiti in Oye Local Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria. He previously held the office of the Governor of Ekiti State between 2010 and 2014. He resigned as the Minister of Solid Minerals Development on 30 May 2018 to contest for the Ekiti State governorship election for the second time, an election perceived to be a battle between himself and his political rival, Fayose.

Fayemi attended Christ’s School Ado Ekiti from 1975-1980 and received degrees in History, Politics and International Relations from the Universities of Lagos and Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and his Doctorate in War Studies from the King’s College, University of London, England, specializing in civil-military relations.

Kayode Fayemi is a former Director of the Centre for Democracy & Development, a research and training institution dedicated to the study and promotion of democratic development, peace-building and human security in Africa. Prior to his establishment of the Centre, he worked as a lecturer, journalist, researcher and Strategy Development adviser in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He was Strategy Development Adviser at London’s City Challenge; research fellow at the African Research & Information Bureau in London, UK, reporter with the newspapers, The Guardian and City Tempo, editor of the political monthly, Nigeria-Now, management consultant at Development and Management Consultants and lecturer at the Police College in Sokoto, Nigeria.


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