My Administration Will Resuscitate The Ekiti Knowledge Zone On Going

Source: Fayemi's Five Pillar Development Agenda

The Ekiti Knowledge Zone was envisioned during Gov. Fayemi's first term administration (2010-2014)

  • Fayemi Flags-off Ekiti Knowledge Zone

    Photo Source: Ekiti State Government

    Ekiti state Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Thursday flagged-off the development of the Ekiti Knowledge Zone Project in furtherance of the administration’s plan to build a modern and technologically viable state.

    Performing the turning of the Sod of the 1,000 Hectares project site in company of the Chairman of China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), Mr Michael Jiang, Dr Fayemi stated that the project would add value the state and urged the people to demonstrate commitment to using their brilliant minds to promote sustainable development.

    The Governor said Ekiti was set to follow in the path of China that developed its economy through knowledge production and innovation.

    The Governor revealed that the knowledge zone would include Knowledge Park, agri-business Park, technology hub, the outsourcing vehicle and the light industry that would feed many of the research and development ideas coming out of the zone.

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  • Images from the flag-off of the Knowledge Zone

    " It was a delight to flag-off the construction of the Ekiti Knowledge Zone (EKZ) along Ijan-Ekiti road. EKZ is designed to take advantage of technology for scientific research, industrialisation, and innovative services, as well as attract business process outsourcing companies and the back office teams of large tech companies.

    I am pleased to share that we recently received $250,000 funding from the African Development Bank to prepare a full feasibility study for the Knowledge Zone. We should announce an anchor investor and partner for the project before the end of this year.

    From my first administration till date, a knowledge-based economy has remained a strategic part of our agenda in our continued bid to develop and prepare Ekiti State for the inevitable technologically driven future"  - Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

  • Ekiti Govt Gives Compensation To Farmers Over Acquisition Of Land For Knowledge Zone

    Ekiti State Government has compensated another set of landowners whose land was acquired for the Ekiti Knowledge Zone Project.

    Speaking at the presentation of cheques to the claimants in Ado- Ekiti, the state capital, Governor Kayode Fayemi, represented by his Chief of Staff, Biodun Omoleye, explained that his administration will not trample on the rights of any citizen, adding that the compensation being paid was in line with the government’s commitment to the welfare of the people.

    The governor explained that the Ekiti knowledge zone is part of the five-point agenda of making the state a knowledge economic base for the benefit of the Ekiti people.

    He recalled that the government, had last year, paid compensation to some farmers whose crops were affected by the ongoing development in the knowledge zone with a promise that other claimants would equally be compensated.

    “We are here today to put a smile on the faces of other claimants of the acquired land,” he said.

    The governor commended the communities, families and individuals whose lands were acquired for the project for their exceptional contributions and understanding to the resolution of knotty issues on the land acquisition.

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