The Oasis Reporters
March 8, 2018
Ekiti State First Lady, Mrs. Feyisetan Fayose is absolutely in support of the governorship ambition of the State Deputy Governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka and she made it clear in a statement on Wednesday in her office while fielding questions from journalists on various issues to commemorate the 2018 International Women’s Day.
Mrs. Fayose vowed to give unalloyed support to ensure that Eleka succeeds her husband, noting she enjoys working with the wife of the deputy governor, Deaconess Janet Olusola.
“Deaconess Olusola will cover more grounds than me when she becomes the First Lady of the state. I’m not afraid of handing over to her”, she told reporters during the chat.
She stressed that Ekiti people are in the era of continuity, adding that ‘continuity agenda’ is for progress.
“Gov. Fayose has fulfilled the promise he made to Ekiti women during the 2017 International Women’s Day that more women will be empowered politically.
“Today, we have a woman as a council boss, six (6) Vice Chairpersons, twenty seven (27) political appointees and forty (40) female councillors”, she said.
The First Lady urged women in the state to come out in their hundreds as Gov. Fayose will celebrate 2018 Women’s Day for them today, 8th March, 2018 as he did last year.
Reeling out her achievements so far, Mrs. Fayose said she made provisions for ‘Mama Kits’ for indigent pregnant women in the state as a support at the delivery point and has also been making regular payment of hospital bills for the temporarily financially challenged expectant mothers.
Mrs. Feyisetan Fayose said the governor was always concerned about offsetting bills of those who have challenges in footing their medical bills.
Speaking about all forms of abuse, the First Lady said any woman experiencing any type of abuse should speak up so as not to die in silence. She said Gov. Fayose, through the State House of Assembly has enacted a law to prevent domestic abuse.
Also using the medium to counsel youths on marriage, Mrs. Fayose said marriage is meant for a matured adult who is ready and capable to raise a family and not for boys or girls, urging youths not to rush into marriage so as not to rush out.
Mrs. Fayose also said teenage pregnancies should be outrightly condemned in the state through creating public awareness.