…restates commitment to improved service delivery
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday received the reports of the visitation panels for the state-owned tertiary institutions and the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State (BSES) with assurances that his administration would improve service delivery in all government agencies.
Governor Fayemi, while receiving the reports form the chairmen of the various panels, stated that the panels were constituted because the present state of the tertiary institutions “should be a matter of serious concern to all well-meaning stakeholders”.
The panels include: Visitation panels to the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti; College of Education, Ikere –Ekiti and College of health Science and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti and the Ekiti State University teaching Hospital (EKSUTH). The State Broadcasting Service also had a fact finding committee.
Dr Fayemi stressed that the panels were not set up to witch-hunt but to reposition the affected institutions and agency for better performance .
“These various visitation panels were set up for stocktaking. For us to move forward steadily as a government, it is imperative that we know where we were, where we are and where we are going.
“The laws that established each of these institutions and the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State also allows me to constitute Visitation Panels for the purpose of guiding government on ways to reposition them. This is the best standard practice in a civilized clime, of which Ekiti State should continually emulate”, Fayemi said.
While stating that the vibrancy of the state-owned tertiary institutions and the BSES were essential to drive the knowledge economy agenda of his administration, the governor stressed the need to continuously focus on “maximizing the potentials of government institutions and agencies in the delivery of our developmental agenda”.
Fayemi assured that his government would study reports, avail the public with the outcome and then act on them.
Speaking on behalf of members of the visitation panels, the chairman of the panel for Ekiti State University (EKSU), Prof. Bode Asubiojo said the recommendations in the reports are implementable and will help the affected institutions run according to global standards expected of them.
Prof. Asubiojo who noted that a visitation panel was last set up for EKSU in 2007 when it should have been set up every five years explained that the panel interacted with past Vice chancellors of the institutions and stakeholders in order to do a thorough job.
Earlier, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, had commended the panel members for working assiduously to meet the deadline for the submission of reports; hoping that the reports would help government to take an informed decision on the affected institutions.
Wednesday, January 16 2019, 8:53 am