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For Olayinka: Ekiti governor immortalises late deputy; names three projects after her

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For Olayinka: Ekiti governor immortalises late deputy; names three projects after her

by Stanley Azuakola

Just as he promised during her interment, the Ekiti governor, Kayode Fayemi, has named a series of projects after his late former deputy, Mrs Funmilayo Adunni Olayinka.

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On Tuesday in Ekiti, the state government announced that it was naming the ultra- modern Civic Centre, which is currently under construction and billed for completion at the end of the year, after the late Olayinka.  

Fayemi also said that the newly constructed Atikankan-Baptist Church Road in Ado-Ekiti would henceforth be known as Funmilayo Olayinka Drive.

Not done, Gov. Fayemi also declared that the state government would build a Cancer Diagnostic Centre at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) in honour of his late deputy. The centre would be called Funmi Olayinka Cancer Diagnostic Centre.

When completed, the diagnostic centre, will focus on early detection and treatment of cancer. The project will be undertaken in partnership with the Ekiti Development Foundation (EDF), a non-governmental foundation.

It is expected that the diagnostic centre would commence operation in the next few months. To launch it, a mammogram would be commissioned at the centre soon to aid detection and early diagnosis of breast cancer.

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