The Ekiti State government has declared Friday work free day in the state to honour the former Military Governor of the old Western Region, the late General Adeyinka Adebayo (retd.).
This is to enable workers in the state to attend the state burial at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado-Ekiti, on Friday before interment on Saturday in Iyin-Ekiti.
The governor who spoke in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday during a meeting with members and executives of National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools.
He said the late Adebayo had paid his dues and contributed immensely to the growth and development of Yorubaland and nothing would be too big to honour him with.
He said, “It was in that respect that 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 bad and we must not shy away from recognising people who have done well.
He said, “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 affect the banks in the state.”