The Ekiti State’s helmsman, Dr John Kayode Fayemi, has been described as a governor who possesses a solid robust sense of governance and cosmopolitan developmental vision.
Making this assertion was the Director-General of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria Commission, DAWN, Commission, Mr Seye Oyeleye, while hosting the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Fayemi I. Tourism Development, Ambassador Wale Ojo-Lanre, who paid the DAWN Commission DG a visit in his office, located in Cocoa House, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Ambassador Ojo-Lanre said his visit to the DAWN Commission was propelled by the need to acquaint the Commission of Dr Fayemi’s tourism vision for Ekiti and the necessity for the Commission to partner with and be a strong partaker of the vision.
Pointing out that DAWN Commission has not only proven to all its capability and capacity of engendering and pathfinding developmental strides, but also nurturing them to fruition and blossoming, Ambassador Ojo-Lanre said that tourism development in a state cannot be localised, bearing in mind that tourism is about luring a mass of people to a destination; and since DAWN Commission is of regional essence, it should be involved in the task of making Ekiti the destination of choice first for the people of South West and then to others.
The SSA to Governor Fayemi commended DAWN Commission for being the furnace that minted the Western Nigeria Security Initiative,outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun, which is effectively complementing the nation’s security agencies at ensuring that peace and security reign in South West.
Commending Ambassador Ojo-Lanre for the visit, Oyeleye said that he was not expecting less act from Ekiti because the state is being governed by a man who has a firm understanding of the essence of government, the need to govern well and the attitude of a philosopher ruler.
He disclosed that the DAWN Commission was inaugurated purposely to drive development in Western Nigeria;and it will not steer off from its pristine objective and mission
Mr Oyeleye also applauded Ambassador Ojo-Lanre for his proactiveness at espousing the tourism vision of Governor Fayemi and spreading its gospel to stakeholders, who are strategic to the planting of a solid tourism economy in the state
Oyeleye disclosed that the DAWN Commission would not only support Ekiti Tourism Development, but would facilitate both investment and investors for that sector in the state
The DG revealed that the door of the Commission is opened to all for regional advancement and collective developmental issues .