* He performed excellently in previous positions – Group
By John Odunjo
The leadership and members of Ekiti Advancement and Development Committee of Friends, on Monday hailed the appointment of Mr Dele Alake as Minister of Solid Minerals Development, saying it will advance the state economically.
The President and Secretary of the group, former Deputy Governor Abiodun Aluko and former commissioner, Taiwo Esan, respectively, appreciated President Bola Tinubu for the appointment, describing it as an apt move that would lift Ekiti.
The group, in a statement in Ado Ekiti, said, “We want to commend Mr President, Bola Tinubu, for appointing Mr Dele Alake, an industrious Ekiti State indigene, as the Minister of Solid Minerals Development.
“Mr Alake has held political positions in the past and he performed excellently well. The ministry he has been assigned to by President Tinubu has a big role to play in a place where Ekiti State needs development.
“Ekiti State is one of the states in Nigeria that is very rich in solid minerals and we believe his appointment will advance Ekiti State economically in terms of physical and human capital development”.
The group also hailed Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, “for his support and we are sure that with the two of them on the same page, Ekiti State is on the way to greater heights.
“We congratulate all Ekiti citizens. We know that Dele Alake has paid his dues as a thoroughbred Ekiti man and he has the love of Ekiti State. He had participated in so many developmental activities in the past. So, his appointment is a very welcome development,” Aluko and Esan stated.