Executive Governor Of Ondo State

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Green House to take off in Ondo State as Akeredolu charges stakeholders to speed up actions
  • Jan 22, 2019
  • | Mogaji Saanu




A major dividend of one of the foreign trips that President Muhammadu Buhari made last year during which the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was on his entourage, would soon begin to manifest in diverse folds on the Ondo State economy.

Receiving officials of Bosman Van Zaal from The Netherlands , in his office in Akure, Governor Akeredolu said the state was prepared to encourage the company to develop a veritable Green House Project that will impact positively on agriculture by making the sector creatively attractive to young school leavers, ensure food security and equally encourage export in profitable magnitude.

While expressing the willingness of the State Government to do business with the Dutch firm, Arakunrin Akeredolu said he found so fascinating, the exchange programmes available for youths to study in one of the Universities in the Netherland which is the best in the world in Agricultural studies.  

The governor charged the State Technical Committee on Green House Project to expedite actions on the proposal of Bosman to accelerate the take-off of the technological inspired mode of agriculture in the state.

Introducing the company, its Technical Officer, Mr. Robert Van Donk said Bosman has the capacity to bring under one roof to deliver complete turnkey facilities and specialistic  monodisciplinary projects that are fully automated for the production of  greenhouses, foil-covered greenhouses suitable for harsh climatic conditions.    

He added that the Green House firm was reputed in food, ornamental plants and plants for cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.

Also a Bosman economist, Mr Nico de Groot, noted that the astronomical growth in agricultural and horticultural products have necessitated the need for innovation. He said Bosman has been reputed for enhancing the world in a smart, efficient and valuable manner.

An official of the Nigeria-Netherland Business Association, Mr Eric Okunde was happy that Ondo State was exploring the Green House Project of one of the global leader in the sector. He assured that the business deal would be beneficial to the state and the investing firm.



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INEC releases seven-step voting procedure for 2019 general elections
  • Jan 21, 2019
  • | hannah iwakun

The Independent National Electoral Commission has spelled out the voting procedures for the 2109 General Elections.

The following are the steps, as stated by INEC:

Step 1:

Upon arrival at the polling unit, joins the queue and present yourself to the INEC official (APO111) at the polling unit who will determine whether you are at the correct polling unit and check if the photograph on the Permanent Voter Card (PVC) matches your face. If satisfied, he/she will direct you to the next INEC official (APO1).

Step 2:

The official (APO1) will request for your PVC to confirm that your card is genuine and your details, using the smart card reader. He/she will ask you to place your finger on the card reader to confirm that the PVC belongs to you by ascertaining, the card reader will contains the name, photograph and finger prints of all those registered in their polling unit.

Step 3:

You will then meet the next official (APO11) who will request for your PVC to confirm that your name and details are in the voters register. Your name will be ticked and your PVC returned to you. He/ she will then apply indelible ink to the cuticle of your appropriate finger for that election to show you have been accredited to vote. (If your name is not found on the register, you will not be allowed to vote).

Step 4:

The presiding officer (PO) stamps, signs and endorses the date at the back of the Ballot Paper. The PO will roll the ballot paper inwardly with the printed side inwards and give to you. He /she will then direct you to the voting cubicle where you vote in secret.

Step 5:

You will stain your appropriate finger for the election with the ink provided then use your stained finger to mark the space or box provided on the ballot paper for your preferred candidate/party. Roll the marked ballot paper (in the manner the PO gave to you).

Step 6:

Then leave the voting cubicle and drop the ballot paper in the ballot box in full view of people at the polling unit.

Step 7:

You will then leave the polling unit or wait if you so choose in an orderly and peaceful manner to work the process up to declaration of result.

N.B. The result of each polling unit shall be pasted at the unit and for everyone to see.

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Mrs Akeredolu Leads Ondo To South/West APC Women And Youth Rally (photos)
  • Jan 21, 2019
  • | hannah iwakun

Wife of Ondo state Governor, Chief Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu on Saturday led the top echelon of the All Progressives Congress in the state of Ondo at the Women and Youth Presidential Campaign South west zonal Rally at liberty Stadium, Oke Ado, Ibadan.

The Wife of the Vice president, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo and Wives of South West Governors among others attended the rally.


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Osinbajo, Akeredolu canvass more support for Buhari
  • Jan 21, 2019
  • | hannah iwakun

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, have appealed to the people of Ifon and Elegbeka in Ose Local government to troop out enmasse to vote for President Buhari in the February 16 poll.

Osinbajo and Akeredolu made the appeal at the Palace of olufon of ifon as part of the house to house campaign of the Vice President to Ondo State.

Osinbajo noted that the election is very important for them to continue the good job started over three years ago.

The Vice President while explaining that corruption has eaten deep to the nation’s economy in the last sixteen years of the PDP said the present administration has initiated rail projects, infrastructure, school Feeding program and other social investment program .

Governor Akeredolu in his remarks appreciated the Vice President’s visit to the state. He appreciated the VP for the choice of the northern senatorial district of the state for the door to door campaign.

Akeredolu enjoined everyone to give Buhari and Osinbajo the necessary support come next month.

On his part, the Olufon of Ifon ,Oba Isreal Adewusi lauded the Vice President for the visit and pledged their support for the re-election of the President.

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Sharing Hope Medical Mission donates equipment to Ondo State
  • Jan 21, 2019
  • | hannah iwakun

Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Tuesday in Akure took delivery of multi million naira medical equipment, drugs and other clinical and non clinical essential items donated to the State government by Sharing Hope Medical Mission from the University of California, SAN Diego.

The equipment are, central lines, laryngeal mask airway, ventilatory circuit, burns dressing, Endotracheal tubes, cardiac catheters, medical textbooks, medical laboratory equipment and many others, to assist the State health sector in improving its health sector. 
Receiving the equipment at the Governor’s office, Arakunrin lauded the support extended to the State by the Sharing Hope Medical Mission, saying it will go a long way in the delivery of better health care services in the State.

According to him, ” …whatever little help we get is always very important. You have been to one of our facilities in Ondo, where you went, what we have there is new. Your mission here is welcome and it will benefit all of us. It will go a long way to assist us… .”

The Governor however decried the challenges encountered in procurement of standard medical equipment in Nigeria, stressing that such donation by an organisation of international repute will no doubt safeguard many lives, rekindle the hope of many in the area of the health and meaningfully impact on the skills of the State health workers, particularly as his administration will continue to foster all round development across every sector.
Earlier during a press conference held in Akure, the Wife of the Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu – Akeredolu, whose office facilitated the donation of the items/equipment to the State expressed satisfaction with the development, noting that it will bring a better hope, treatment and care for the people.

She observed that the training the foreign based medical outreach would imbibe on the personnel would bring a paradigm shift in the development of the health sector in the State. She promised to always support the Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration towards changing the lives of the people to a better standard.

Also speaking, a Chief Burn Technician, Dr. Emeka Anyanwu, who spoke on behalf of the team, noted that even though they have a ten -day working visit in the State, the team has been able to inspect facilities at the University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED) Teaching Hospital, Ondo, and would still visit the Akure complex.

He said international medical experts who specialized in strategic areas of medicine, care and treatment of people are among team mates and would train medical personnel at the health facilities on various specialised and general areas related to health of the people.

The spokesman assured the government of the organisation’s continued collaboration with it, particularly in difficult and strategic areas in order to improve the health of the people.

Some members of the team include, Jacinta McCourt Assistant Nurse Manager Burn ICU, Dr. Allison Berndtson, Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Dr. Sidney Merrihmd, Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, UCSD, Dr Emeka Anyanwu Chief Burn Technician , Burn Intensive Care Unit, Rebeca Wallingford, registered nurse at Interventional Radiology Department. UCSD and others.

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Ondo state has comparative advantage with respect to some value chains due to the state's natural resources endowments.

Tourism

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ICT

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Agriculture

Ondo state is the largest cocoa producer in Nigeria responsible for over 40% all cocoa export in Nigeria.

Oil and Gas

The State reserve of crude oil is believed to be in the region of 4 billion barrels combined.

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Ondo State is a state in Nigeria created on 3 February 1976 from the former Western State. It originally included what is now Ekiti State, which was split off in 1996. Akure is the state capital.

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