Inching towards the final lap of JKF2…

Away from physical projects, what and what constitute Fayemi’s Good Governance?

Good question.

Good governance sets the tone and environment for all people to have a voice, whether they’re a majority or a minority. Good governance is important for the way it impacts the JKF administration’s decision-making, as well as how it impacts the decision-making of the future, which should be followed by subsequent regimes.

The contents of Gov. Fayemi’s Good Governance are:

  1. Citizens’ Participation
  2. Consensus oriented
  3. Accountability
  4. Transparency
  5. Responsiveness
  6. Effective and efficient delivery
  7. Equitability and inclusiveness
  8. Following the rule of law
  9. Strategic vision
    …plus more.

Fayemi’s strong, well-composed team includes a variety of people, skills, talents, abilities, experiences and perspectives.

Representatives from many different walks of life are brought together with varying perspectives. They represent various historical, cultural and social contexts of their lives and experiences. A broad consensus typically serves the best interests of communities.

Accountability is a key governance best practice, just as it is in many other areas of societal life. The team put together by Fayemi is accountable to groups and individuals who are affected by their decisions, including the stakeholders within and outside the state, workers, vendors, employees and the general public.

Transparency and the rule of law go hand-in-hand with accountability.


Good governance requires that records and processes are transparent and available to all stakeholders. Ekiti, in JKF1 first signed into law the Freedom of Information, and two only other 2-3 states have since followed suit. Financial records should not be inflated or exaggerated, so Fayemi posits. They should be presented to stakeholders in ways such that they can understand and interpret the findings. Transparency means that stakeholders should be informed of whom the contact is that can answer questions and explain reports, if necessary, government should provide enough information in their reports so that people get a complete view of the issues.


The world can often become overtaken with crises and controversies in record time. A government that practices good governance is usually able to find time to better communicate to all stakeholders within a reasonable timeframe and in ways that enable them to provide honest answers to the direction.

Effectiveness and Efficiency

As planner and overseer, Fayemi has a responsibility to conduct his duties effectively and efficiently. And he does so without let. Effectiveness and efficiency pertain to material resources and time. Fayemi’s administration also consider the impact on the environment as it performs its duties and responsibilities. One example of effectiveness and efficiency is the trend of community engagement each time a budget is to be prepared. Fayemi walks his talk all of the time.

Equity and Inclusiveness

Each person in Fayemi’s government is allowed free hand to contribute his or her quota without being muscled. Each appointee or electee can and often use their voice to share their experiences, opinions and philosophies to enhance and broaden discussions. No one feels left out or feel that their opinions have less meaning than others.

Rule of Law

The rule of law means everyone should be fair and impartial in their collaborations and in their decision-making, most especially in governmental relations with the governed. Certain circumstances require government to seek outside intervention, guidance or expertise, third-party experts. Good governance requires government to act ethically, honestly and with the utmost integrity. That is an assured role Fayemi’s JKF2 has lent itself to

Strategic Vision

One of the primary responsibilities of government is strategic planning, which includes the mission, vision and values statements. The process of strategic planning leads itself to understanding where the government is going and exactly how it will get there. Planning incorporates action plans, budgets, operating plans, analysis, reporting and much more. Strategic planning is a coordinated and systematic plan for the short- and long-term direction of the government. The strategic plan holds executors accountable. Strategic planning also includes risk management and protecting the government’s reputation.


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