Fayose begins construction of Ekiti Airport, meets teachers ….. VANGUARD

fayose-2-300x182Ekiti State Government yesterday began the construction of the multi-billion naira Airport, as it commenced the clearing of 4000 hectares of land for its effective take off.

Meantime, Governor Ayo Fayose, at a meeting the with principals and headmasters of the State public schools in preparation for the World Teachers’ Day coming up on Monday, pleaded with them to ensure that students’ performances in West African Examination Council and National Examination Council improve in the interest of the State.The Airport project which was approved by the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua administration in 2009, had suffered set back due to lack of political will for its implementation by previous administrations in the state.

The meeting which took place at the Governor’s office yesterday, the Governor promised that his government would continue to celebrate teachers through prompt payment of all benefits , so that the feat achieved in his first term in education can be replicated.

Meanwhile, the State Government yesterday began the screening and interview of over 2,000 applicants who applied for various health positions with the Health Management Board for the recruitment of 100 health personnel into consequential vacancies in the State Ministry of Health.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Kolawole Aina, said those to be appointed among the job seekers will be strictly based on merit and competence because of the sensitivity of the services they render to the society.

Ekiti State Commissioner for works, Mr. Kayode Oso, who supervised the clearing of Airport site yesterday, told newsmen that Governor Fayose had set up a planning Committee for the project a month ago, adding that the Committee had consulted widely with relevant consultancy firms and professionals on the project and also visited several airports in the country for assessment.