Fayemi names Ekiti Civic centre after Awolowo


Ekiti Governor Fayemi has the ultra-modern Civic and Centre, in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital after the late sage and former of the defunct Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

The gesture, according to a statement personally signed by Fayemi on Monday, is in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the of the late Awolowo.

The centre, which was commissioned by Vice President Osinbajo on 14, 2021, will be known as Awolowo Civic Centre, Ado-Ekiti.

He said: “, as always, we remember and the life and legacy of the late Chief Obafemi Jeremiah Oyeniyi Awolowo, GCFR, who was a founding of our great Federal Republic of , frontline nationalist, former of the defunct Western Region, former Federal Commissioner for Finance, and one of the founding fathers of the progressive in Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“In his lifetime, late Chief Awolowo demonstrated the finest ideals of the Omoluabi in his life and public conduct, and bequeathed to us coming after him one of the greatest examples of a life of integrity, honour, and service.

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“His vision and philosophy of ‘Life More , and Freedom for everything’ the upon which the ideology and practice of the progressive movement in Federal Republic of Nigeria and beyond continues to , while his teachings and writings remain a guide for the many public to this day.

“The and people of Ekiti State are proud to be associated with the legacy of our dear late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, and on this occasion of the 35th Anniversary of his demise, I am pleased to announce that in our modest way to further immortalize our dear legend, we are naming the recently commissioned Civic Centre in the state capital Ado-Ekiti as the Obafemi Awolowo Civic Centre, from this day, Monday, May 9, 2022.

“The Obafemi Awolowo Civic Centre from this day, shall be a memorial to all that her patron of blessed memory represents, and a reminder for us all to continue to strive to achieve the unfinished greatness that he lived for.”

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