FAYOSE WEEPS, PROSTRATES FOR TEACHERS
The governor at a meeting with the principals of secondary schools in the state held at Adetiloye Hall in Ado Ekiti, applauded the teachers for their unwavering loyalty to him, describing their support as the magic that brought him to power the second time after his controversial impeachment in 2006.
The governor, who governor rolled on the floor for them, said he was overwhelmed by the kind of love the teachers had displayed towards him.
The governor who arrived to a tumultous crowd of the head teachers amidst wild accolades, jubilations and songs of praises practically broke down in tears as a result of the love showered on him before during and after the June 21 gubernatorial elections.
It took passionate appeal from the teachers to allow him speak for few minutes before he could make straight speech as his speech was frequently interrupted with cheers, commendations and songs from his audience.
When he eventually regained his voice, the governor lamented that the standard of education had fallen since he left office adding that Ekiti was sixth and seventh positions in 2005 and 2006 in external examination through the cooperation with teachers. Calling for their cooperation to repeat the feat, Fayose promised to re-enact the feat in his second coming, to
rescue the education sector from collapse.
The Governor assured that their two-months salaries arrears and other benefits owed by the administration of immediate past governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, would be paid soon promising other benefits that would motivate them to deliver maximally to uplift the education sector.
“I knew how I was able to partner with you to bring Ekiti from 35th to sixth position. I will still do the same now. Before any payment to political appointees, you will be the first to be considered. During my first term, I met a deplorable education sector, but with your support, I overcame.
“But it was so bad and disheartening that rather than for ex-Governor Fayemi to face human capital development, he believed in building a N3.3 billion Governor’s Lodge for his own comfort at the expense of you workers.