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Fayemi names civic centre after Awolowo to mark 35th anniversary of sage’s death

By Ayodele Afolabi, Ado-Ekiti
10 May 2022   |   4:05 am
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has named the recently-inaugurated Ultra Modern Civic and Convention Centre in Ado-Ekiti after the late sage and former Premier of the defunct Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

[FILES] Fayemi. Photo/facebook/JKayodeFayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has named the recently-inaugurated Ultra Modern Civic and Convention Centre in Ado-Ekiti after the late sage and former Premier of the defunct Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

The gesture, according to a statement signed by Fayemi yesterday, is in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the death of Awolowo.

The centre, which was commissioned by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) on October 14, 2021, is now to be known as Obafemi Awolowo Civic Centre, Ado-Ekiti.

The statement reads: “Today, as always, we remember and celebrate the life and legacy of the late Chief Obafemi Jeremiah Oyeniyi Awolowo,, who was a founding-father of our great country Nigeria.

“In his life-time, the late Awolowo demonstrated the finest ideals of the Yoruba Omoluabi in his personal life and public conduct, and bequeathed to us a life of integrity, honour and service.

“His vision and central philosophy of ‘Life More Abundant and Freedom for All’ remains the foundation upon which the ideology and practice of the progressive movement in Nigeria and beyond continues to build, while his teachings and writings remain a guide for the many public servants to this day.

“The people of Ekiti State are proud to be associated with the legacy of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, and on this occasion of the 35th anniversary of his demise, I am pleased to announce that in our modest way to further immortalise our dear legend, we are naming the recently-commissioned civic centre in the state capital of Ado-Ekiti as the Obafemi Awolowo Civic Centre, from this day, Monday, May 9, 2022.

“The Obafemi Awolowo Civic Centre from this day shall be a memorial to all that the patron of blessed memory represents, and a reminder for us all to continue to strive to achieve the unfinished greatness that he lived for.”

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