Ekiti State First Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi has warned the people of the
state against abandoning Covid-19 safety protocols but should continue
to observe them in every gathering.
She said a second wave of the virus was possible in view of recent
unrest in the country and reopening of the Airports which has resulted
in movements in and out of the country.
The Wife of the Governor stated this at the meeting of Ekiti State
Council of Oloris (wives of monarchs) at the Onisan Palace, Isan
Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area of the State.
She urged the Oloris to use their positions to enlighten the people on
the need to observe all safety protocols and join hands with the
government in the battle to curtail the coronavirus.
Erelu Fayemi urged the Council of Oloris and the people present at the
occasion to realize that any government in power is for a limited
time, stressing that the monarchs are the more lasting Excellences
that the people will rely on most of the time for guidance.
She also canvassed support for the different policies of the Dr Kayode
Fayemi- led administration, including the Gender Based Violence (GBV).
She said: “As we all know that there will not be pardon for any
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) offenders in our State. Ekiti State is one
state being emulated by other States when it comes to the issues of
Gender-Based Violence and fighting for the rights of every woman and
the vulnerable amongst us.”
Mrs. Fayemi who stressed that Ekiti State ranked number three in
Female Genital Mutilation urged the Oloris to use their platforms and
influence to help in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation.
She said the Government was prepared to empower FGM practitioners who
are ready to leave the practice in exchange for a more vibrant
The Governor’s wife also urged the Oloris to join her in doing more
for the elderly in their communities by being aware of their various
needs, including monetary, food and health care.
Erelu Fayemi who lauded the Oloris for their steadfastness said they
will play critical roles in the Entrepreneurship Empowerment programs
that the government is about rolling out.
In her welcome address, the President Ekiti State Council of Oloris,
Olori Eyesorun Abosede Adejugbe, the Olori of Ewi of Ado Ekiti, HRM
Oba Rufus Adejugbe, represented by Apalufin of Aisegba, Olori Funke
Omotoyinbo, thanked the Wife of the Governor for her passion in
fighting for women in the state and for her kind gesture towards
Present at the occasion are the Host, HRM Oba Ayodele Adejuwon, the
Onisan of Isan Ekiti, The Oloye of Oye, HRM Oba (Sir) Oluwole
Ademolaju Adugbole III, The Chairman of Oye Local Government Hon.
Foluso Ojo represented by the Director of Administration, Oye Local
Government, Mr. Gbenga Sanya and a host of other dignitaries, sons,
and daughters of Isan-Ekiti.