Nigerian Youths Are Lazy, Overambitious, Want Readymade Job -Fayemi

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has tasked graduates to stop complaining and blaming government and others for challenges they encounter in life, saying only the overambitious and lazy ones wanted white collar job by all means.

He said neither government nor the citizens owe them anything, adding they must work hard to achieve success.

The minister stated these while delivering the 2016 convocation lecture of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) at the J. F. Ade Ajayi Auditorium on Monday.

The lecture was themed: “Building a successor-generation: Reflections on values and knowledge in nation building.”

Dr Fayemi said he did not just find himself at the top of the ladder of life, but had also paid the necessary price by engaging in odd and menial jobs such as driving public taxis and working as a security guard both in Nigeria and during his postgraduate days in the United Kingdom.

He said: “Quit whining – no one owes you anything. The earlier we realise that no one owes us anything, the better for us and the more prepared we would be to face life’s challenges. Don’t think you are entitled to a job, just because of your parents’ influence or what they have or your good grades. The only guarantee you have in this life is what you do for yourself with the grace God has bestowed on us all.

“You have to be prepared to bend backwards and do what you might consider to be beneath you, because of the bigger picture. As a UNILAG graduate and a postgraduate student at the United Kingdom, I have also driven taxis and worked as a security guard, amongst several other menial jobs I did in the past to survive.”

Fayemi noted that increasing knowledge, discipline, flexibility, passion, courage, among others were keys to differentiating those that are “merely certificated from those that are truly educated UNILAG graduates.”


Fayose: Trump Sees Nothing Beneficial In Buhari To Have Invited Jonathan To Inauguration

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has  described the non-extension of invitation to President Muhammadu Buhari to attend United States of America President-Elect, Donald Trump’s inauguration as a clear signal that Buhari does not enjoy international relevance any more.

The governor, who said the 10 days vacation announced by the president could be to cover up the embarrassment, after all efforts to secure invitation to the inauguration failed, added that the development was a very clear signal that Buhari’s government will not enjoy tangible support from the new US government, adding that.

According to a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communication and New Media, Mr. Lere Olayinka, Fayose said “there is no doubt that Buhari is not in the good books of the incoming US government,” arguing that Buhari’s  frequent visit to US during Obama administration and the romance was due to the tacit support given to Buhari by Obama to win the 2015 election with deception.

He said; “with Obama’s role in the emergence of President Buhari, it can be said that he (Obama) is a member of the APC in the diaspora.”

Fayose continued; “There is more to it that in an important event like the inauguration of a new US President, our president will be missing in action.”

The governor wondered why the same Buhari, who was a regular visitor to the US under Obama, is today not part of the historic inauguration of a new administration.

“No doubt, something is fundamentally wrong because if there is hope of a future  relationship between President  Buhari and the new US President, they would have been celebrating his inauguration and would not have allowed Nigerians to hear any other news apart from Buhari going to America.

 “Obviously, Buhari’s junketing to US that gulped $1 million per trip, has come to an inglorious end,” he said. 

The governor, who congratulated Trump for winning against all odds, like he (Fayose) won his own election in Ekiti in 2014, appealed to the new American president to do everything humanly possible to save Nigeria from the wanton killings and horrid human rights abuses of the Buhari administration.

He enjoined Trump to use his good offices to look into the daily killings in Nigeria particularly in Southern Kaduna where over 1,000 people were slaughtered like goats and buried in mass graves.

Fayose reiterated;  “The Southern Kaduna killings is a clear case of genocide that must be thoroughly investigated and unraveled. 

“To make matters worse was the bombing of the Internally Displaced Persons camp by the military in apparent desperation to cover up the corruption and mismanagement of affairs in the camp.

“We appeal to Trump to ensure that the voice of the opposition is not silenced in this country.”

Describing the emergence of Trump as the will of God despite human gang up, Fayose said that the opposition in Nigeria will work with the new American government.

Fayose also cited the reckless disobedience to court orders; the deliberate efforts to kill opposition and turn Nigeria into a one-party state; the intolerance of this administration which  is second to none,  victimization and hacking of opposition leaders’ telephone conversations under the guise of anti-corruption war; the bastardization of institutions of state such as the armed forces, INEC, Police, Department of State Security, compromising of a section of the Judiciary, and turning them all into jellies doing the bidding of the ruling party at the snapping of fingers are other possible reasons why Buhari was not invited to Trump’s inauguration.

He implored the new American president to put international pressure on the Buhari administration to restore true democracy to Nigeria.

“We however appreciate the non invitation of Buhari because that will give him the much needed opportunity to face the problems he inflicted on Nigeria, especially the IDP bombing, which left over 100 hapless Nigerians dead,” he said.

No Group Of Idiots Can Intimidate My Father With Protest -Ajimobi’s Daughter

As reactions continue to trail the outburst of Governor Abiola Ajimobi at a protest organized by students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technolgy, LAUTECH, the governor’s daughter has gotten involved in the controversy.
Mr. Ajimobi’s daughter, Ajibola, labeled the protesting students “Generation of Mannerless Children” on her Instagram page.

“Generation of Mannerless children, they don’t respect their parents, how will they respect the Constitution? I don’t blame the set of idiots who were trying to intimidate my father with their silly protest”, the governor’s daughter said in apparent reaction to the students’ outburst on January 9.

Ajibola Ajimobi who got married last September is believed to be the second child to the Oyo governor.

LAUTECH students had on January 9 protested the continued closure of the university since June last year.

While addressing the protesting students, an angry Mr. Ajimobi told them to do their worst.

The Oyo governor, whose state jointly owns the University, miffed by the outbursts of the protesting students, said the closure of the university for over 7 months was no big deal.

“Your school being locked for eight months is no big deal. Is your school the first to be locked, if this is how you will come to talk to me, go and do your worst, I dare you,” he said.

Nigerians have continued to lampoon the governor since the video was released as Ajimobi continued to trend on Twitter on Sunday morning. See also /videos/must-watch-oyo-state-governor-ajumobi-hassled-students-booed-jeered-and-humbled

Reacting to the governor’s daughter’s statement, aware, the Senior Assistant to Mr. Ajimobi on Media, Yomi Olayinka, said the governor’s office is not aware of it

“As the governor’s spokesman, I am not aware of this development and I cannot comment since I am not aware,” he said.

When asked what he feels about such comment even if he aware, he said, “Well, I will call Mrs. Ajibola to ask her what she meant by that, but for now I don’t want to speculate, so I can’t react to anything of such.”

LAUTECH has been shut since June 2016, due to the inability of Osun and Oyo states to meet their obligations financially to the institution.

​Education: Fayose Warns Ekiti Teachers Against Participation In Active Politics

In his effort to ameliorate standard of education in Ekiti State and to repeat  the outstanding  achievements recorded last year in the sector in 2017, Governor Ayodele Fayose has invited members of School Based Management Committee (SBMC), both teaching and non- teaching female staffs in public secondary schools with about 10,000 population to a 2-day(s) interactive forum .
The interactive forum which served as a road map for year 2017 recently held at the Government House Ground in Ado-Ekiti.

Mr.Fayose, who expressed government’s commitment to improve school environment, appreciated the SBMC members for constituting themselves to major stakeholders in the education sector and for deciding to serve in order to advance the state of the sector.

While calling for transparency, accountability and professionalism on the part of the management members, Fayose appealed for judicious spending of funds released to schools.

 The governor called for a renewed ability and strength that would encourage the World Bank to further release  more grants and intervention funds to the state.

Meanwhile, a special committee that would look into various petitions written against some teachers accused of involvement in partisan politics has been inaugurated .

Speaking, the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Jide Egunjobi advised teachers who are interested in partisan politics to toe the part of honour by resigning their appointments. He said teachers should leave politics to politicians and  that all partisan politicians in the teaching profession would be flushed out soon.

While commending Ayodele Fayose -led administration for the eviable achievements in both NECO and WAEC examinations last year, the Commissioner who believed that what a good professional teacher in Ekiti  should be thinking about is how to sustain that feat and not getting involved in unnecessary politicking.

Urging all hands to be cooperatively  placed on desk with the aim of taking education to greater height in Ekiti, Egunjobi praised  and appreciated  the good  efforts of Ekiti teachers during the last academic session.

In another development, the state government through the Commissioner has officially announced the demise of it’s Headmaster-General, Mrs. Eyiyemi Talabi .

Egunjobi described Mrs. Talabi as a professional teacher whom other teachers should emulate . He urged the family of the deceased to take solace in the Lord who gives and takes.

Paris Club Refund: I Consulted Labour Leaders Before Spending N2.7bn -Fayose

The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has said he consulted labour leaders in the state before spending part of the N8.8bn the state received from the Paris Club loan refund, contrary to claims by “frustrated liars” that he diverted the funds.

“I’m somebody that whenever I received allocation or any money from the FG, I usually invite all the workers’ leaders to a roundtable to discuss on how the money should be used in payment of salaries and emoluments and other things,” he said.

“I do this so that whenever my enemies spread any falsehood, I advise the people to ask the labour leaders in the state and local government area so that they (labour leaders) can explain to them and let them know that I usually carry them along on how we use the allocations here. I have nothing to hide.”

According to Fayose, who said the state got N8.8bn; out of which N5.4bn was for the state government and N3.4bn for the local governments, the fund is being used in line with the agreement with the Federal Government.

He said, “Out of our own N5.4bn, we signed an agreement with the Federal government that 50 per cent of it would go to human capital development by way of gratuities, pensions and salaries etc. All that could be described as remuneration for the labour force.

Fifty per cent of our N5.4bn, is N2.7bn; we used that to settle one month arrears of every entitlements to public workers, civil servant pensioners in our institutions. That is the truth of it.”

He added that the remaining 50 per cent “is in the revenue consolidated account of the government” to meet other financial obligations in other sectors of the economy.

“So, the issue of money being diverted to other things doesn’t arise here in Ekiti. We do the needful at all times. When we receive any money, we call a meeting of the stakeholders and decide on what to do. We table all our obligations to all sectors and then we prioritise our actions,” he said.

The Commissioner for Finance, Chief Toyin Ojo, said N1.4bn of the amount was used for the payment of July salaries for ministries, departments and agencies; N1.4m for allowances of social welfare; N2.4 for maintenance of special schools in Ido; N855.6m for feeding and maintenance of special schools in Ikoro; N722.4m for July 2016 subvention; N323.46m for June 2016 pension.

Ekiti APC Offers Me Bribe To Fight Fayose -RTEAN Boss 

The Ekiti State Chairman of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, Samuel Agbede, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress of offering him bribe to work against Governor Ayodele Fayose.

He said the opposition party also promised him political appointment, luxury cars and other incentives if the association could support it in its plan to frustrate the state government.
Agbede said his rejection of the bribe led the APC to sponsor some willing members of RTEAN to cause confusion in the association.
Speaking with DAILY POST in Ado Ekiti during the inauguration of the first phase of the state RTEAN secretariat, Agbede vowed that no amount of harassment, intimidation and threat will make him to withdraw support for Fayose.
“They offered me money, promises political position and luxury cars among other things. I rejected them.
“Their latest antics is that they gathered former members of the executives to be causing trouble within the association.
“I will never deviate. I’m working in line with the Constitution of RTEAN which says we should support the government of the day,” he said
Reeling out his achievements, Agbede said he had empowered over 30 drivers by making them car owners since assumption of office and promised to continue to do so.
He appealed to members to control their emotion so as not to harass innocent private car owners on the road.

Fire Outbreak In Ekiti: Nigerians Hail Fayose As He Joins Operatives To Quench Inferno

Many Nigerians today hailed Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State for his responsiveness as he rushed to the scene of a fire outbreak at Strive Energy Petrol Station, Ijigbo roundabout in Ado Ekiti, the State capital, to join the operatives of the State Fire Services to put out the inferno.

Ekiti State government has therefore stopped Petrol Stations located within residential areas from further dispensing of petrol. The petrol stations are to henceforth, sell diesel and kerosene only.  

The governor gave the directive as a result of the fire outbreak today.

Mr Fayose,  who rushed to the scene of the fire outbreak and promptly mobilised men of the State Fire Service to put out the fire, described the incidence as unfortunate. 

He added that government would take urgent necessary decisions to avert future recurrences. 

The fire incidence, which spread from the petrol station to the nearby Mugbagba areas of the town before it was put out destroyed properties worth millions of naira but no life was lost.