Legal luminary and respected elder statesman, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has charged newly elected Senators and members of the House of Representatives from Ekiti State to use their new status to attract development to the state.
The Founder of Afe Babalola University gave the charge in Ado Ekiti when the state governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, led the three senators-elect and six House of Representatives members-elect on a visit to him.
He called on all influential Ekiti indigenes at home and in the diaspora to start paying their taxes and development levies to the state in the drive to ensure aggressive development.
Babalola also called on local government administrators to embark on aggressive food production by investing massively in agricultural implements and inputs to make the state the food basket of the nation.
In his remarks, the governor reiterated his commitment to Ekiti’s development, adding that his government would partner with ABUAD by sharing its vision of industrialization.
Speaking on behalf of the legislators, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, and Senator-elect Cyril Fasuyi, reiterated their commitments to Ekiti project and promised to work closely with the governor to attract more development to the state.