You are a bridge builder, Fayemi tells Osinbajo
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has a huge bridge builder and a leader worthy of emulation.
Speaking on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti where Prof. Osinbajo was the special guest of honour at the Ekiti State Economic Development and Investment Summit, he said the Vice President was a problem solver.
Fayemi who doubles as the chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) added that, “We have for a VP someone who is a huge bridge builder,” detailing Prof. Osinbajo’s ability to bring governors across different political parties and the FG together on the major issues.
Fayemi said the VP is someone who “has got shock absorbers to withstand the pressures from the States.”
Prof. Osinbajo delivered the keynote address at the summit and also joined a panel discussion involving the Ekiti governor and other governors from Lagos, Edo and Kaduna.
Fayemi who had spoken earlier to welcome participants to the summit also spoke right after the VP delivered his speech, commending the leadership of the VP as chair of the National Economic Council.
“At this point I would specially acknowledge the role of our keynote speaker, His Excellency, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo in implementing the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) which played a significant role in restoring the economy back.”
He praised the leadership role of the Vice President in ensuring the states of the Nigerian federation survived the pandemic.
Governor Fayemi said the Vice President has used his office and leadership capabilities to develop a bipartisan approach to administration and implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan which led the nation out of the pandemic induced recession.
Governor Fayemi said the Vice President has used his office and leadership capabilities to develop a bipartisan approach to administration and implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan which led the nation out of the pandemic- induced recession. He added that “with sincerity of purpose and partnership between the federal and state governments, we can achieve results.”
The Ekiti State Economic Development and Investment Summit also called Fountain Summit is aimed at boosting economic development and increasing Investment in the State.