A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode on Sunday night arrived Ibadan for the next leg of his tour to inspect projects in States controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party.
In a statement on his official Facebook account, the PDP chieftain described the Governor’s lodge where he staying as a historic building and stated that it was a delight to be given the honour of staying there whenever he visits Governor Seyi Makinde.
He also noted that he is glad to be back in the western part of the country for the first time since the lockdown of the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He wrote, “Flew into Lagos yesterday with the Governor of Akwa Ibom from Uyo, spent the night at the George Hotel in Lagos for a brief rest and to see a few old friends, attended Bishop Isaac Idahosa’s 31st year Church anniversary in the afternoon and finally left Lagos this evening to arrive at State House, Oyo State one hour ago.
“The Governor’s Lodge, where I am staying, is a historic building which is stunningly serene and beautiful! I used to live in the house right next door to this great building when my father was Deputy Premier of the old Western Region in the early 1960’s.
“It is very well maintained and it is always a pleasure and a delight to be given the privilege and honor of staying here whenever I visit my friend and brother Governor Seye Makinde.
“I will see him later tonight or tomorrow after which the tour of Oyo state begins. I give thanks to God for journey mercies and my delegation and I sre having a wonderful time even though the last two and a half weeks have been grueling.
“I am glad to be back home in the West for the first time since the lockdown and I look forward to this part of the tour with great excitement.”
Before arriving Ibadan, Fani Kayode had visited various PDP states but his visit to Cross River sparked public outrage after he called a Daily Trust journalist “stupid” for asking him who is bankrolling him.
He had however apologized to the journalist and the journalism profession after facing a backlash.