Alake distances self from Ekiti guber race, says he is busy revamping Nigeria’s solid minerals sector


*Photo: Dele Alake *

Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Dele Alake has said he is very busy revamping Nigeria’s solid minerals sector and has no interest in becoming governor of Ekiti State now or in the future.


Alake stated this on Monday , through Special Assistant on Media, his Segun Tomori, against the background of a campaign poster portraying him as a gubernatorial aspirant.

Tomori in a press statement made available to journalists said”The attention of the Honourable Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Oladele Alake has been drawn to a poster that is circulating on social media and across WhatsApp groups where he is positioned as a gubernatorial aspirant in Ekiti State with the inscription ‘Take it Back’.


“The general public is hereby informed that Dr. Alake has no interest to run for governorship election in Ekiti State, either now or in the future.

“The poster in circulation does not have his approval as he does not know the people behind it. It is fake and should be discarded.

“It is unconscionable that the Honourable Minister who is busy with the onerous task of reforming and revamping the Solid Minerals sector in Nigeria, a responsibility committed to him by President Bola Tinubu will leave that to be plotting for an election in Ekiti State.

“The Honourable Minister is a busy man, working tirelessly on how to make the solid minerals sector a major revenue earner for the country and for the sector to create thousands of high paying jobs for Nigerians.

“Dr. Dele Alake is committed to his current national assignment. He is working to transform the solid minerals sector to justify the absolute confidence reposed in him by President Bola Tinubu.

“We want to state clearly that the Honourable Minister will not be distracted by the antics of disgruntled elements.

“He supports the current administration of Governor Biodun Oyebanji in Ekiti and as a proud son of the soil, Dr. Alake will continue to contribute to the growth and progress of Ekiti State.”

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