Kayode Fayemi (Views: 8,241)


Kayode Fayemi
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Position: Former Ekiti State Governor

Status: Out of Office

Kayode Fayemi, (born February 9, 1965) is the current Governor of Ekiti State and a native of Isan-Ekiti in Oye Local Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Education

He attended Christ’s School, Ado Ekiti and received degrees in History, Politics and International Relations from the Universities of Lagos and Ife in Nigeria and his Doctorate in War Studies from the prestigious King's College, University of London, England, specializing in civil-military relations. His research and policy interests include: Democratisation, Constitutionalism, Security Sector Governance, and Regionalism in the Global Context.
Academic and political initiatives

Kayode Fayemi is a former Director of the Centre for Democracy & Development, a research and training institution dedicated to the study and promotion of democratic development, peace-building and human security in Africa. Prior to his establishment of the Centre, he worked as a lecturer, journalist, researcher and Strategy Development adviser in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He was Strategy Development Adviser at London’s City Challenge; research fellow at the African Research & Information Bureau in London, UK, reporter with the newspapers, The Guardian and City Tempo, editor of the political monthly, Nigeria-Now, management consultant at Development and Management Consultants and lecturer at the Police College in Sokoto, Nigeria. As a prominent leader of the Nigerian opposition to military rule in exile, he was responsible for the founding and management of the opposition radios – Radio Freedom, Radio Democracy International & Radio Kudirat and played a central role in the opposition’s diplomatic engagements in exile. An account of the process and roles played in the setting up of Radio Kudirat may be found in Fayemi's book Out Of The Shadows.

Amongst his numerous academic and public policy engagements at home and abroad, Kayode Fayemi has lectured in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia. He has also served as an adviser on transitional justice, regional integration, constitutionalism, security sector reform and civil-military relations issues to various governments, inter-governmental institutions and development agencies. He was the main technical adviser to Nigeria’s Human Rights Violations Investigation Commission (Oputa Panel), which investigated past abuses and currently serves on the Presidential Implementation Committees on Security Sector Reform, NEPAD and the Millennium Development Goals. He was technical expert to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on small arms and light weapons and United Nations Economic Commission of Africa on governance issues. He is also a member, Africa Policy Advisory Panel of the British Government. At other times he has served as a consultant to the OECD on Security Sector Reform and chaired the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative’s Committee of Experts on developing guiding principles and mechanisms of constitution making in Commonwealth Africa.

Kayode Fayemi is a Fellow of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ibadan, Adjunct Professor of Security Studies at the African Centre for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., USA. He was also a Visiting Professor in the African Studies Programme at Northwestern University, Evanston, USA in 2004. Dr Fayemi serves on numerous Boards including the Governing Board of the Open Society Justice Institute, Baobab for Women’s Human Rights, African Security Sector Network, and on the Advisory Board of the Global Facilitation Network on Security Sector Reform and on the Management Culture Board of the ECOWAS Secretariat.

Kayode Fayemi's recently reviewed promises

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I will clear all backlogs of salaries between 3 and 6 months New
Kayode Fayemi
"I will clear all backlogs of salaries between 3 and 6 months." Dr. KAYODE fayemi assures Ekiti Labour leaders read more

To make Ekiti state an attractive destination for relaxation and holidays In the works
Kayode Fayemi
Making Ekiti state a most attractive destination for relaxation and holidays by building a heliport, world class hotel and accommodation facilities, developing Efon, Okemesi, Ikogosi, Ipole-Iloro tourism corridor. read more

Will jumpstart industrial development by creating technology and industrial parks In the works
Kayode Fayemi
Jumpstarting industrial development by creating technology and industrial parks for small and medium scale enterprises, establishing micro-credit facilities for promising entrepreneurs, special focus for developing agro-allied and solid mineral sectors. read more

Will promote gender equality and empower women Promise Kept
Kayode Fayemi
Promoting gender equality and empowering women to maximize their potential, at least one third of all appointments and promotions will be women and immediate establishment of community fund for women development.... read more

All parts of Ekiti to be accessible by major roads In the works
Kayode Fayemi
Establishing optimum communities that will improve citizens' lives and attract investments by 2014, all parts of Ekiti to be accessible by major roads, making water dams in Ekiti function, to increase... read more

To enhance participatory governance and accountability In the works
Kayode Fayemi
Enhancing participatory governance and accountability, motivating the citizens with ideas for better productivity, creating intellectual bank for policy formulation and implementation. read more

To revive cocoa plantations in Ekiti state In the works
Kayode Fayemi
Reviving cocoa plantations to make Ekiti again a world leader in cocoa production, agriculture to contribute 50% of internally generate revenue, 20,000 Ekiti youths trained and employed in mechanized agriculture by... read more

To provide free and compulsory education Promise Kept
Kayode Fayemi
By 2014, a computer on every student's desk; free and compulsory education, special initiatives for physically challenged students, establishment of institute of science and technology and creation of state sports academy... read more

Free medical services for children, pregnant women Promise Kept
Kayode Fayemi
Free medical services for children, pregnant women, the physically challenged and senior citizens, establishment of health centres in all localities and increased immunization coverage. read more

Kayode Fayemi's recently reviewed projects

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Consolidated all amorphous tertiary institutions into the Ekiti State University to improve academic standard Completed
Kayode Fayemi
Consolidated all amorphous tertiary institutions into the Ekiti State University to improve academic standard, competitiveness, efficiency, quality assurance and enhanced funding. read more

Restructured the Technical Colleges in the state Completed
Kayode Fayemi
Restructured the Technical Colleges in the state for quality technical manpower development read more

Trained 4,000 teachers on e-learning techniques in schools Completed
Kayode Fayemi
Trained 4,000 teachers on e-learning techniques in schools read more

Procured and delivered adaptive computers for visually impaired students Completed
Kayode Fayemi
Procured and delivered adaptive computers at the cost of N6.7m for visually impaired students of Government Special School for the blind, Ikere-Ekiti. read more

Continually conducted capacity building programmes for teachers Ongoing
Kayode Fayemi
Continually conducted capacity building programmes for teachers read more

Resurrected the abandoned Principal's Cup competition among secondary schools Completed
Kayode Fayemi
Resurrected the abandoned Principal's Cup competition among secondary schools to improve their mental alertness and physical fitness read more

Distributed 150,000 Cocoa seedlings and 60,000 of oil palm seedlings to farmers Completed
Kayode Fayemi
Distributed 150,000 Cocoa seedlings and 60,000 of oil palm seedlings to farmers at highly subsidized rates read more

Cultivated over 1100Ha of Cassava in 2012 Completed
Kayode Fayemi
Cultivated over 1100Ha of Cassava in 2012 which is ready for harvest now. Institutional Buyers, such as Thai Farms, Nig Starch Mills and DADTCO are on queue for all year round... read more

Reconstructed 250 capacity bed space hostels for students at the Government Science College Completed
Kayode Fayemi
Reconstructed 250 capacity bed space hostels for students at the Government Science College, Ayede read more

Procured and distributed 400 motorcycles to teachers serving in rural areas Completed
Kayode Fayemi
Procured and distributed 400 motorcycles to teachers serving in rural areas read more

Recently reviewed statements concerning Kayode Fayemi

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We have never pretended to have all the solutions to our myriads of challenges True
Kayode Fayemi
"We have never pretended to have all the solutions to our myriads of challenges and we never claim the monopoly of knowledge in the task of making Ekiti the land of... read more


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Ekiti’s Impeachment Sagas
By Vanguard News on April, 22 2015

My plea for forgiveness not cowardice –Fayose
By Kamarudeen Ogundele on April, 20 2015

Impeachment plot: Fayose mobilises okada riders, drivers against APC lawmakers
By News Express on April, 20 2015

Supreme Court Upholds Fayose’s Election
By Alo Abiola, By Kunle Olasanmi on April, 15 2015

Tension in Ekiti as Fayose knows fate today
By News Express on April, 14 2015

Impeachment: Ekiti Assembly Directs CJ To Set Up Panel Against Fayose
By Alo Abiola on April, 10 2015

Ekiti Killing: Fayose petitions IGP, Rights Commission
By Piritmwa Dan-Yusuf, on April, 9 2015

You can’t escape impeachment, Speaker tells Fayose
By National Mirror on April, 6 2015

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