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Fayose is a magician, miracle maker, patriot to Nigeria, says Afe Babalola


Ekiti CJ, A Senior Advocate of Nigeria ( SAN), and founder of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, (ABUAD), Aare has described Governor Ayodele Fayose as a patriot, not only to Ekiti, the Yoruba race but to the whole of Nigeria. The legal luminary also described Fayose as a magician, miracle maker, architect , planner, visioner and executioner who has changed the face of judiciary in Ekiti.


Babalola poured the encomiums in Fayose for completing the new ultra modern Ekiti State High Court Complex and naming it after the first Chief Judge of the state and now a monarch, Rtd Justice Oba Ademola Ajakaiye, the Oluyin of Iyin Ekiti during the commissioning of the new Governor’s Office in Ado Ekiti on Friday.

In a statement by Governor Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Idowu Adelusi, Babalola was quoted as saying that Fayose has amazed the doubting Thomases who didn’t believe he could complete the N1.9 billion High court complex within the record time and also surpassed his predecessors in performance. 

His words: “I was a frontliner in the struggle, our hopes, most of them have not been achieved. This is a special day because some 55 years ago I practised law in this place. It is for Fayose that the face of practising law would be changed for the better in Ekiti. Fayose is a magician, miracle maker, visioner, architect, planner, an executioner, a patriot from Ekiti from Yoruba land and to the whole of Nigeria. “When on October 12, 2016 he promised to change the face of the judiciary to modern structures, and vowed to complete it in 18 months, there were doubting Thomases but now he has done it. He is a wonderful man. 

“We therefore urge our blessed Ekiti sons and daughters to come home and develop the state,” he said. Also lauding the governor for naming the complex after him, Oba Ajakaiye, said: ” plan to have High court complex started in 1998. That dream has now been realized by vision of our dynamic leader, Fayose. 

It is also noteworthy that this is the first time a high court complex would be named after an individual. It is more gratifying that it was done when I am alive to savour the honour. I am therefore immensely grateful to the government of Ekiti State ably led by Governor Ayo Fayose.. “I am highly delighted to be here with you on this commissioning of the new High court complex named after me.I express my heart felt gratitude to you and pray that may your honour also come.” 

The Chief Judge of the Ekiti State, Justice Ayo Daramola, who was visibly overwhelmed with joy for the development, also poured encomium on Fayose, saying: ‘The quest for a befitting high court building dated to 1996. The past administration, both civil and military have taken care of executive and legislature, the judiciary have been neglected in spite of efforts made by many stakeholders. “This has made the judiciary to make use of poor shelters for their profession. Today, the commissioning of a high brow shows that where there is a will there is always a way. While the immediate government have given excuses of low income for not being able to build a befitting complex. Until this administration led by Governor Ayo Fayose who has demonstrated uncommon love for the judiciary and made our dreams come true, I sincerely appreciate his work” he said.

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