The Founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, (ABUAD),Afe Babalola, has described Governor Ayodele Fayose as a patriot.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria also described Fayose as a magician, miracle maker, architect, planner, visionary and executioner who has changed the face of the judiciary in Ekiti State.
Babalola splashed the encomiums on Fayose for completing the new ultra modern Ekiti State High Court Complex and naming it after the first Chief Judge of the state and now a monarch, Justice Oba Ademola Ajakaiye (retd), the Oluyin of Iyin Ekiti.
A statement by Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Idowu Adelusi, quoted Babalola as saying that Fayose has amazed the doubting Thomases that didn’t believe he could complete the N1.9 billion High Court Complex within record time.
“I was a front liner in the struggle; our hopes, most of them have not been achieved. This is a special day because some 55 years ago, I practiced law in this place. It is for Fayose that the face of practising law would be changed for the better in Ekiti. Fayose is a magician, miracle maker, visionary, architect, planner, an executioner, a patriot from Ekiti, from Yoruba land to the whole of Nigeria.”
“When on October 12, 2016, he promised to change the face of the judiciary to modern structures, and vowed to complete it in 18 months, there were doubting Thomases but now he has done it. He is a wonderful man.”
“Our hope was that we would make Ekiti the best place in Nigeria. Those who are blessed and are Ekiti and whom we relied on at that time have not lived up to our expectations except of course for me who have been able to put up a tertiary institution that has become the best in the country. We therefore urge our blessed Ekiti sons and daughters to come home and develop the state.”