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Fasoranti an inspiration to me as a student, says Ekiti State governor, Fayemi


The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has revealed how his life and future was shaped by the virtues he learnt as a student from Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti.

Fayemi, in a congratulatory letter to Fasoranti on his 94th birthday, said the life of the Afenifere leader was an inspiration to him and other students of Christ’s School, Ado-Ekiti, where the elder statesman served as a principal. He described Fasoranti as “not just a dedicated teacher, but a seasoned school administrator and a moral compass” to the younger generation.

The governor, in the letter he personally signed and made available to newsmen yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, said: “Baba, your life has been an inspiration to many of us who had the rare privilege of passing through our pupilage under your guidance.

“Yours is an epitome of hard work, simplicity, contentment, honesty and strong character. “You were not just a dedicated teacher, a seasoned school administrator but a moral compass to all of us.

“One cannot but be proud of your record of impeccable service to the Old Ondo State as the Commissioner for Finance to the administration of Chief Adekunle Ajasin during which you were reputed for your probity, frugality and judicious use of public fund, which partly accounted for the historic successes of the administration.

“As Afenifere leader, you have remained a respected voice, an ideological sage and an elder statesman.“It is, therefore, my prayer that the good Lord continue to grant you good health and long life. I say again, happy birthday to my teacher!” “On behalf of my wife, government and the good people of Ekiti State, kindly accept my felicitations.”


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