By Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Government has expressed its willingness to remodel the popular Fajuyi Memorial Park to an ultramodern recreational centre for tourists and fun seekers.
Arts, Culture and Tourism Commissioner Prof. Rasaki Ojo Bakare, who spoke during inspection of the facility, reaffirmed the commitment of the Governor Kayode Fayemi administration to revolutionise the tourism sector for economic prosperity.
He said efforts are being made to restore the park’s past grandeur and transform it to a modern amusement park and shopping arcade, with magnificent structure.
This, the commissioner said, would be done to meet international standard, to satisfy the yearnings of tourists and fun seekers, adding that the park would boost the state’s economy through revenue, employment generation and improve the well-being of the citizenry.
“With the approval of Dr. Fayemi, my ministry formally closed down the facility about three weeks ago so that the work of rebranding and restoring the place to a world-class, family-friendly amusement park can begin.
“Fajuyi Park was not conceptualised to be an open beer parlour where all manners of illicit behaviours take place. That is even paradoxical to the memory of our hero, whose name the facility bears. Therefore, the visionary Governor Fayemi has directed my ministry to restore the glory of the facility and even take it to a global standard,” Bakare said.