Buhari, ministers hold valedictory session for Fayemi

Buhari, ministers hold valedictory session for Fayemi
June 06 23:59 2018

By Ahmed Idris

President Muhammadu Buhari and ministers on Wednesday held a valedictory session in honour of former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Kayode Fayemi.

Fayemi resigned his appointment as minister last week to enable him contest the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti.

The valedictory session was held before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

The President lauded the former minister for his contributions to the successes being recorded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.

He described Fayemi as a man of sound intellect whose contributions helped the administration achieve progress, especially in the solid minerals sector.

The President called on state governments to embark on voter education so that people would get Permanent Voters Card to elect candidates of their choice.

The President, who attributed his victory at the 2015 polls to technology, said the introduction of PVCs and card readers had prevented his being rigged out of the 2015 presidential election.

Ministers, who spoke during the session, commended Fayemi for his outstanding achievements when he served as cabinet minister, and prayed that he would emerge winner of the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti.

While thanking the President for giving him the opportunity to serve as cabinet minister, Fayemi expressed appreciation to his colleagues for their support and love.

Fayemi, who spoke to State House correspondents after the valedictory session, said it was an emotional moment for him to be leaving the federal executive council.