The Oasis Reporters
February 8, 2018
As the (presumed elitist) Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka alighted from his vehicle in Ilogbo-Ekiti on Friday, 2nd February, 2018 for empowerment cum commissioning of the Skill Acquisition Centre built in the town by a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Thaddeus Akinola Aina, one of the kids whom the professor had given gifts to during his Christmas visit in December 2017 still recognised him as she shouted ‘Eleka, Eleka’ and ran to her mother’s shop.
Like his boss (Chief Ayodele Fayose), the deputy governor heard the girl, moved straight to the shop, met four children, carried a girl who was the youngest among them and presented her cash gift while the mother, one other woman and the three other children in the shop were also blessed with cash.
The mother of the girl and the other woman were shocked to receive their unexpected visitor.
Immediately they heard the name “Eleka”, they stood up, left what they were doing and joined us at the point of the commissioning of the Skill Acquisition Centre.
While waiting for the arrival of His Royal Majesty, Oba (Dr) Edward Ajayi, the Owa of Ilogbo-Ekiti for the commissioning, the deputy governor began to explain what the town would benefit from the skill acquisition centre.
Ilogbo people who were at the venue of the commissioning of the project were very happy when he explained that one of the important aspects of the skill acquisition centre was that it would boost the economic activities of the area as people from different parts of the state would be coming to the town to acquire vocational knowledge.
As the Professor asserted that educational knowledge was not enough in the country as government could no longer provide white collar jobs for the school leavers in the country and that Ekiti youths should add vocational trainings to their certificates as that would help reduce rate of unemployment in the state, he received rounds of applause from the people he was addressing.
All political actions of the deputy governor in the town petrified some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who graced the occasion such that PDP Youth Leader in Ilogbo Ward, Ayeni Babatope (Ayenco) told me he never believed the Prof. whom everybody thought was no politician could learn so fast.
Those who still think Professor Kolapo Olusola is a stooge shall see the best in him when he becomes number 1 citizen of Ekiti State. As a builder, I see him becoming another great achiever who will not only build on the existing structure of Osokomole but add more meaningful inputs that will rank the state among the beautiful states in the country.
Join us as we say it loud and clear that Eleka is good for Ekiti.
Written by Alonge Olufemi Alonso.
He writes from Ado Ekiti.