Ensure continuity of gender-based programmes of your predecessor – Oba Ademolaju to Olayemi Oyebanji
The Oloye of Oye-Ekiti, Oba Oluwole Ademolaju has advised the in-coming First Lady of Ekiti State, Dr Olayemi Oyebanji not to deviate from the gender-based activities embarked on by the wife of the governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi when she eventually takes over.
Oba Ademolaju gave the advice at a chat with newsmen from the Ministry of Information and Values Orientation in his palace in Oye Ekiti.
The monarch said Erelu Fayemi’s outstanding performance at curtailing gender-based violence, child abuse, rape and other related offences in the state had elevated her to a global personality.
The traditional ruler noted that Erelu Fayemi has instilled fear in the minds of men who are delighted in exposing their wives to domestic violence while peace has been restored in many homes.
According to the monarch, “the fear of Erelu is the beginning of wisdom in various Ekiti homes where violence used to be prevalence.”
He said the first lady has successfully created awareness amongst the male folks on the perception of their wives and girl-child, with a call on Dr Oyebanji to build on the solid foundation already laid.
While calling on the people of the state to continue to support the government, Oba Ademolaju urged them to eschew violence and pray for the unity of the country
He called on the Federal Government to give room for state police to complement the existing security apparatus, stressing that the federal government alone can no longer provide the needed protection of lives and property of the people of the countryside