Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has declared May 19 work free day in honour of the late retired Maj. Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo, a former Military Governor of the old Western region.
Fayose announced this in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday during a meeting with members and executives of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS).
His words: “In this respect, the new Government House was named after him as well as the General Hospital, Iyin-Ekiti. We need to celebrate our heroes, irrespective of political leanings.
“We are quick to chastise those who do badly and we must not shy away from recognising people who have done well
“I also want you to come out in large number to be part of the programmes to be held for him in the state.
“The work free day does not, however, affect the banks in the state,” he said.
According to him, the body of the deceased will lie-in-state at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado-Ekiti on Friday before interment on Saturday in Iyin-Ekiti.