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Ekiti Governor Fayose Appoints Special Assistant for “Stomach Infrastructure”

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Newly elected governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, is kicking off his term in office by fulfilling one of his promises: The appointment of a Special Assistant on “Stomach Infrastructure.”

In case you are unfamiliar with the term, here’s a brief overview: During his campaign, Fayose distributed bags of rice and other food items to the people of Ekiti. Many criticized him of trying  to use food to sway voters. However, he ignored the criticism, and promised to elect a “Stomach Infrastructure” Special Assistant, because according to him, “You can put a tar on the road but if I don’t have a car and I’m hungry, then that tar is meaningless. Tarring our road is wonderful but putting food inside this stomach is very important.”

He has appointed Sunday Anifowose as his Special Assistant Stomach Infrastructure and Special Duties.

NAN reports that other appointments include:

  • Modupe Alade (Secretary to the State Government)
  • Idowu Adelusi (Chief Press Secretary to the Governor)
  • Owoseni Ajayi (Special Assistant on Legal Matters)
  • Kayode Oso (Special Assistant on Works and Infrastructure)
  • Sola Owoeye (Special Assistant on Protocol)
  • Sola Olowookere (Personal Assistant to the Governor)
  • Sunday Omosilade (Special Assistant on Domestic Matters)
  • Lere Olayinka (Special Assistant on Information and Social Media)

25 Comments

  1. PACE

    October 17, 2014 at 11:40 am

    It’s no news that politics is dirty business, slimy in the case of Nigeria. However, things should NEVER degenerate to this level …. Special Adviser on Stomach Infrastructure. Can Ayo Fayose please shed some light on what exactly this Special Advisers’ duties are?

    • ao

      October 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Special Adviser on Stomach Infrastructure will ensure that there is an uninterrupted flow of eba and egwusi (and other tasty delights) to government house. Lol….just kidding.

  2. austin

    October 17, 2014 at 11:51 am

    To check daily those who have eaten and those not eaten daily in the state simple

  3. Julez

    October 17, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Lolz. . stomach infrastructure indeed.. Nigerians will always b Nigerians. . May God help us

  4. Oracle

    October 17, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    This is stupidity gone on rampage. The man is evidently making a mockery of the office of the Governor but then again who could blame him? I hope the Ekitti people are happy with their choice…

  5. State of the economy

    October 17, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    shows the level of poverty in Nigeria
    Later they will say the economy is developed
    Millions living with hunger!

  6. 'Nuel

    October 17, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Stomach infrastructure is meant to ensure that there is abundance to eat. The people will not make any meaningful contribution to nation building when they are hungry .
    It only shows that His Excellency is sensitive to the plights of the people…………….we’ve seen this from him in times past so to us who had the opportunity to be in ekiti during His previous era we know that truly the people are not mistaken in re-electing him.

  7. Doxa

    October 17, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Na wa o! I have not heard of where hunger killed anyone in this Nigeria, yet I have heard of numerous cases of fatal road accidents, a result of bad roads.
    Well judging by how Ekiti people cheered him yesterday, I guess it’s what they want.

    • bb

      October 17, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      keep deceiving yourself, many Nigerians, some people you know inclusive, are unable to feed themselves.

    • Doxa

      October 17, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      I am not deceiving myself, I said ” I have not heard of where hunger KILLED anyone in this Nigeria” and I actually haven’t. If you have stories of such, please share.

  8. Mohammad

    October 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Just an excuse to justify and legitimise the bribery he used to get into office.

  9. dee

    October 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    it may sound a mockery of the office as some of us have said, truth be told, Nigerians everywhere will desire this from their individual states, imagine how much hate and bile would be taken off the bellies of the average Nigerian when food takes over.
    God bless Fayose even though I know him not or know off what he has done in Ekiti.

  10. chinco

    October 17, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    No its not what all ekiti people want. Its just unfortunate that man got in. That’s what happens when people put emotions before logic( people who know the fayemi gist should understand). Its really sad.

  11. Mee

    October 17, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    lets wait and see what the foolish man wants to do in the next 4years, sleep with all the students in ekiti with hes foolish brothers. and throw parties everyday. he has nothing to offer.
    just coming back for revenge as he was impeached the last time. ekiti people never see anything. stomach infrastructure indeed!!!!!!!.

  12. Idomagirl

    October 17, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Just when you think we cannot sink any further.

  13. nuel

    October 17, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    In address issues on a social platform, i see it as been uncultured for you to refer to someone whom you’ve not had any personal dealings with (i suppose) as “fooloish” please be guided. if the students feel they want him as you posited, that’s non of your bsiness why not also try your own luck with the students

  14. Tosin

    October 17, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I’m really sorry guys.

  15. el patron

    October 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I thought its teacher a man how to fish and he will never go hungry…Ayodele and Ekiti people I hail you ooooo

  16. Mercy

    October 17, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Oh dear God x_x

  17. Tonee

    October 17, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Well – here in the U.S we’ve got Food Stamps and SNAP (fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap) – I hope that’s what the honorable Governor means by “stomach infrastructure”.

    If that’s the case, then I’m for it and wish him all the best in executing his program flawlessly. Citizens of Nigeria need good nutrition – a hungry man is an angry man. So we don’t want hungry men and women in our country.

    But let is not the only infrastructure he’s focused on. He should also put more priority on infrastructure(s) that will enable people be self sufficient instead of relying on food handout from the government.

    Here in the States, the Republicans seriously criticize the issuance of food stamps, SNAP and other welfare programs like such – because it makes people lazy.

  18. Duchess

    October 18, 2014 at 1:08 am

    I kukuma said it. when they were posting promo pics of d man and his ‘born again’ wife up and down. This office right here is the legal avenue for looting funds. create jobs and stop sharing expired rice. I actually just imagined one of the secretaries in such a govt department setting up a business with the food items govt would have purchased for sharing. choi!

  19. FJD

    October 18, 2014 at 1:22 am

    what every ONE OF you guys say against this man Fayose wouldn’t make sense to an Hungry man roaming the street of Ekiti. See , the brain needs ENERGY to function,some people are suffering in this Nija 001 (even the one is garri and honey(if available). IF FOOD NO DEY FOOLS GO FULL THAT STATE. Please be real . Many of us have internet on our phones Laptops e.t.c , look some people just nee a good 001 a day and the person will bless the NAME OF THE LORD CHRIST JESUS…You are here talking nonsense about stomach infrastructure as if there is no free cafeteria in the US

  20. babygiwa

    October 18, 2014 at 10:38 am

    I want to believe that what the governor is trying to pass across is that he won’t only be focusing on structural development but also taking into consideration social development. In this case, social welfare. It is important if you ask me

  21. roy

    October 19, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Iyen naa da! ti ounje ba tan ninu ise, ise buse, but let the youth have work to do? let have capacity building for the youth

  22. Fre

    October 24, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Sigh 🙁

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