Former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has charged Nigerian leaders to emulate Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, by identifying with their people and meeting their needs through policies and projects.
According to a statement on Saturday by the Chief Press Secretary to Fayose, Idowu Adelusi, Shekarau spoke during a visit to Ado-Ekiti.
Shekarau, who was taken round some projects by the governor, said he was overwhelmed by the close relationship between Fayose and the people of Ekiti, adding that “his political achievements have made him a legend.”
According to the statement: “I am not surprised by the great performance of Governor Ayodele Fayose in Ekiti State.
“We were governors at the same time in 2003, though we were in different political parties, he did wonderfully well then, too.
“I am impressed by the projects being executed by the governor despite the recession in the country and the small statutory allocations coming to the state.”
Similarly, Deputy Governor of Gombe State, Charles Ilya, said he was happy at the projects and that what he saw on ground confirmed that the Ekiti governor was a true and real friend of the common man.topics from