Fayemi Steps Aside for 7-Year-old Pupil to Govern Ekiti for 24 Hours

Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi put government business was put on hold last week when he welcomed 7-year-old schoolboy, Daniel Olutope, to his office in fulfilment of his invitation to visit when he was in Daniel’s school earlier in May this year

It was reported that the duo met on 7th May when the governor had lunch with pupils of St. Michael’s African Primary School, Ado-Ekiti. Daniel chatted so intelligently that Mr Governor asked if he could be his friend and possibly visit him at home.

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Daniel agreed and promised that his mother will bring him on a visit. However, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olutope Adaramodu, Daniel’s mum did not believe her son when he got home and told his mum that his new friend, Mr Governor, invited him to visit.

Few months after the meeting, Governor Fayemi instructed his aides to re-visit Daniel’s school and bring him to his office. He accompanied by his mother, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olutope and teacher, Mrs Dupe Adeosun to the Governor’s office in Ado Ekiti for what turned into an opportunity for young Daniel to briefly act as Governor.

“Do you remember me, the man who lives on top of the hill?” Dr Fayemi asked Daniel on arrival to which he responded, “yes”. He then led Daniel to his desk and lifted him into his chair, pulled him to his desk and shook his hand Fayemi fondly addressed him.

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Mr Governor asked if Daniel would love to be Governor when he grows up and Daniel agreed. The governor, therefore, encouraged him to work hard at his studies so his dream can come true.

Speaking on the visit, Daniel’s mother, Mrs Olutope said it was surreal and express hapiness to see her son sitting in the Governor’s chair, which she said is a sign that her child could be governor in future like Fayemi.

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