The long-time dream of the Ilawe-Ekiti Community in Ekiti South-West Local Government Area of Ekiti State, southwest of Nigeria is to have a modern plantain processing factory that would soon be actualised with N300 million.
Captain Kunle Layiwola, Chairman of the 10th Year Coronation of the Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti, Oba Ajibade Alabi, said this on Thursday, April 14, at a news conference in Ilawe-Ekiti.
Captain Layiwola said that the fund would be raised through notable sons and daughters of the town, as well friends and well-wishers.
He, however, decried the attitude of successive governments in the state for refusing to yield to the community’s calls for the establishment of the factory in the town.
He said that the community had mapped out ways of raising funds for the factory at a special ceremony designed to commemorate the anniversary of the community’s traditional ruler.
Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Human Rights Activist, Mr Femi Falana, and six other prominent indigenes would also be bestowed with honorary awards, for their services rendered to the town at the 10th Year Coronation of the Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti.