COVID-19: Governor Fayemi Gives Fayose, Falana Fresh Appointments


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Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has set up a 47-member panel of eminent citizens of the state, including three former governors, to help mobilize resources to combat COVID-19.

This was disclosed in a statement by the secretary to the state government, Hon. Biodun Oyebanji. The three former governors are Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Chief Segun Oni and Chief Ayodele Fayose.

The panel, which is officially known as Ekiti State COVID-19 Response Resource Mobilisation Committee, include the former Minister of Health and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Juli Pharmacy, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi.

The Founder/Chancellor of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola will serve as the Grand Patron while the former governors of the state are named as Patrons.

The special adviser to Governor Fayemi on Development Partnerships, Mrs. Margaret Fagboyo, is the secretary to the committee.

The committee has as members captains of industry, distinguished private sector players, renowned professionals and prominent members of Ekiti in the Diaspora.

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The list includes former Chairman of O’dua Investment, Remi Omotoso; former Chairman of United African Company (UAC), Mr. Ayo Ajayi; Principal Partner of Aluko Oyebode and Co, Mr. Gbenga Oyebode (SAN); CEO of Ecobank International, Mr. Ade Ayeyemi; Chairman, Boyage Oil and Gas, Otunba Olutoye Ariyo; President, Nigeria-American Chamber of Commerce, Otunba Toyin Akomolafe; a former President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) and Senator Ayo Arise.

Others include renowned Oncologist and Director, Global Medicine, University of Chicago, USA, Prof. Funmi Falusi-Olopade; Vice President, International Affairs, Kings’ College, London, Prof. Funmi Olonisakin; former Executive Secretary, NHIS, Dr. Femi Thomas.

Also on the list are human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN); Managing Director, Luk Oil Nigeria Ltd, Mr. Kunle Gidado, CEO Agro Innovate, Mrs. Foluso Olaniyan and former NBA National Secretary, Mr. Debo Adesina (SAN), among others.


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