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The Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers has extended its heartfelt congratulations to Governor Biodun Oyebanji for being honored as the Governor of the Year in Community Development by the Independent Newspaper on Saturday, May 3, 2024.

Ekiti News reports that the monarchs express their appreciation for the prestigious award from a reputable media outlet, aligning with the sentiments shared by most Ekiti people worldwide, including all Ekiti royal fathers.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Olojudo of Ido-Ekiti and the Chairman, Ekiti Council of Traditional Rulers, HRM Ọba Ayorinde Ilori-Faboro, on Saturday.

The Monarchs acknowledged Governor Oyebanji’s remarkable achievements since assuming office, affirming the well-deserved nature of the award.

The statement highlights Governor Oyebanji’s significant contributions to community development, particularly in providing electricity to rural areas that had long been deprived of such amenities. They also commend his efforts in improving rural and urban roads, among other accomplishments.

The traditional rulers express their satisfaction with the governor’s participatory approach to governance, recognizing its positive impact on government policies and project implementation.

The statement read, “As a Council, we can attest to the magnitude of your achievements since assuming office and we can bear, unequivocally, that the award is well deserving.

“We are particularly pleased to note that the awards point to your great works in the development of our communities in various ways including provision of power supply to rural communities that had last seen electricity for decades past. We also acknowledge your numerous achievements in rural and urban roads among others.

“We are pleased with your community participation approach to governance and its overall impact on government policies and project execution.

“We therefore want to use this opportunity to encourage you to keep it up and to go higher in all ramifications. Be assured of our royal blessings and support at all times.

“Congratulations, Mr. Governor.”

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