The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has met with the Ekiti State Governor-elect, Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji.
HausaToday reports that Ojudu met with Oyebanji on Saturday in Abuja, a month after the Ekiti governorship election.
Speaking at the meeting, Ojudu stated that Oyebanji has the capacity, competence and required experience to reposition the South West state.
He advised the Governor-elect to quickly address the poverty in the state and focus more on people-oriented programmes and policies.
Ojudu also commended Oyebanji for his ongoing consultation with Ekiti leaders and stakeholders, stating that the move has shown his level-headedness and a leader with a remarkable listening ear.
He said: “Oyebanji has the capacity and the required experience to reposition our dear State. We will keep praying for him while we hope he makes a difference. Ekiti people are long-suffering. They need a change. We hope for him.
“There is a need to sincerely address poverty in our State. He will have to motivate the people to be productive and ensure the youths are gainfully employed. When I say gainfully employed, I do not mean government jobs, I mean farmers, food processors, ICT, in the trades, artisans and builders. No community develops where most of the people are idle.”
In his remark, Oyebanji explained that his visit to Senator Ojudu, like other prominent Ekiti elite, was necessary considering his contribution to the state and national development in the area of journalism, activism and political development.
Oyebanji said the ongoing consultation with Ekiti stakeholders and leaders within and outside the state would continue till his inauguration in October, adding that regular consultation with stakeholders will be a major feature of his administration’s public policy.