The Ekiti State government has approved the appointment of Prince Williams Oluseyi Ehinmodupin as the new Obanla of Ipao Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of the State.

The State Commissioner for Information, Rt. Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun who made this known in Ado Ekiti, said that the approval was part of the decisions of the State Executive Council on Wednesday.

Rt. Hon. Olatunbosun said the appointment was made after clearance from the Ministry of Justice, adding that it was consistent with the provisions of the Chiefs Law Cap C5 Law of Ekiti State (2012).

Olatunbosun added that the appointment has been authorized to be published as a legal notice in the state gazette.

The Commissioner said the Council also approved the renovation of the Agricultural Farm buildings (Phase I) at Erinfun, along Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti/Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) road which function as office of the Livestock Investigation Centre (LIC) in the State and accommodation for trainees.

Olatunbosun noted that the facility was constructed over 60 years ago by the colonial administration adding that the structures had become very dilapidated due to long usage without repairs and proper maintenance while the staff quarters have become inadequate and need to be remodeled towards resuscitating the vision of the founders and essence of establishing the facility.

He said that Government’s approval to renovate the facility was premised on its potential contribution to the achievement of the developmental agenda of the Biodun Oyebanji administration including Youth Development and Job Creation; Human Capital Development; Agriculture and Rural Development as well as Infrastructure and Industrialization.

According to him, Phase I of the project is expected to be completed in six weeks, comprised of renovation/remodeling of 5-block trainees accommodation while the Phase II will take care of the renovation/remodeling of the farm officers’ accommodation, stores, training classes and offices.

He assured that the State Government would continue to implement policies and execute people-oriented projects that will engender the vision of keeping the State working towards shared prosperity.

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