Ekiti to reintroduce state merit award

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has said his administration will re-introduce merit award in honour of Ekiti indigenes who have distinguished themselves in fields of human endeavours.

The last edition of the annual Ekiti State Merit Award took place in 2013 during Fayemi’s first term.

Speaking in Lagos at the funeral service for the late Lady Deborah Jibowu, first Nigerian female university graduate in the Sciences, Dr. Fayemi said the reintroduction of the awards would not only encourage the younger generation to aspire for excellence, but also provide them with models of excellence who they could emulate.

He described the late Jibowu as an “exceptional Ekiti daughter” who dedicated her life to serving and  impacting the younger generation.

The governor added that the…

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