I am not elected to complain, I am elected to find solutions. This is why over the past year, we have been working on creative ways to mitigate the impact of the #COVID19 pandemic on revenue generation in Ekiti state.
During the weekend, I took time to assess the performance of all our Revenue Generating Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in the second quarter of 2021 alongside the Committee on Joint State Revenue Review. I was encouraged by the positive outcomes of our efforts to improve our internally-generated revenue, and the cooperation of our people in achieving prompt and comprehensive collection of revenues.
I also spent time inspecting the project status of Ado-Iyin Dual carriageway, the Civic and Convention Centre, the Elderly Peoples’ Resort and Wellness Centre, as well as the ongoing construction of another block at the state Secretariat Complex in Ado Ekiti.
All these suggest that Ekiti is quite capable of attracting its fair share of investment and has enough talent within its borders to drive urban development and enterprises.
We may not be a buoyant state, but we have giant ambition to make a fundamental difference in the lives of our people, to unleash our creative potentials, and to leverage the God-given gifts of the land of honour.
Together we can do it. Happy Sunday!