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We’ll complete Idanre-Akure road project – ODSG
  • Mar 22, 2019

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has pledged that the present administration would strive to complete the ongoing construction of the Idanre-Akure road project .

The Governor made this known while meeting with the people of the local government as part of his tour of all the local government areas in the state.
 
It would be recalled that the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), lost the Constituency to Festus Akingbaso of the PDP.

He described as unfortunate, the attitude of the people of the community to vote out the party’s candidate despite government’s numerous achievements in the town.

Akeredolu mentioned some government’s projects in the local government to include; road constructions completed and ongoing, renovation and construction of Schools, provision of motorized boreholes as well as the Alade water scheme among others.

“We have done so much for you which we believed should earn a good return for us.

“Either you voted for us or not, we are going to complete this road project, it is your right to have it and it is our own duty to do it, but it is imperative we learn how to show appreciation over government’s efforts”, he said.
 
Earlier, State Chairman of APC, Engr. Ade Adetimehin who hailed from the local government, had earlier appealed for forgiveness on behalf of people of the town over their performance during the just concluded House of Assembly election.

He said the Governor and party Chieftains have been moving round local governments to appreciate the people for their massive support for candidates of the party during the Assembly election, but regretted that the case was different in Idanre.

“We have benefited more under this present administration in terms of good road networks, provision of potable water, schools rehabilitation and lots more.

“It is unfortunate that we lost in Idanre, but Sir, that does not mean that we do not love you. The people have promised to make up for their error with handsome votes for the party during subsequent elections”, he promised.

Also, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Yemi Olowolabi described what happened during the election as unfortunate, despite the fact that no administration has ever done much for Idanre like the Akeredolu-led government.
 
However, he said leaders of the party have had conversations across various quarters and communities in Idanre kingdom and have collectively resolved that come next year, their votes and support for the Governor will be total.

“We have apologized and have resolved to forge ahead in support for the APC-led government and beginning from this moment, we have embarked on house-to-house sensitization and reports indicated that our people are remorseful and are ready to move forward”, he said.

Similarly, the Owa of Idanre, Oba Frederick Aroloye thanked the Governor for his love for the local government which is evident in the number of various departmental and life-changing projects witnessed in the town.

He promised that people of the ancient town will reward him handsomely during the forthcoming election in the state.

Caretaker Chairman of the local government, Biyi Ayannuola who also lamented the party’s loss in the House of Assembly election, promised a better outing during subsequent polls.

He thanked the Governor for his giant strides in the local government which included; road constructions, rehabilitation of many schools with perimeter fencing and repair of over 130 boreholes through the Water and Sanitation Agency (WATSAN) across the local government area among others.

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Ondo city assured of Teaching Hospital
  • Mar 22, 2019

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has assured the people of Ondo city that within the next one year, a Teaching Hospital complex would be sited and completed in their domain.

Akeredolu gave the assurance when he led leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to Ondo West local government in continuation of his thank-you visit to local government areas across the state for supporting the party’s candidates in the just concluded House of Assembly election.
 
He explained that a standard Teaching Hospital would have been located at the General Hospital in Ondo, but added that lack of space made it impossible.

Governor Akeredolu also expressed his administration’s determination to ensure that the University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED) is sustained for it to achieve the purpose for which it was established.

Akeredolu explained that apart from the numerous road projects constructed by the present administration in the local government it has also rehabilitated a good number of Schools which had attracted more pupils back to school.

He solicited for the people’s continued support in future elections and declared that APC was ready to do more for the people of the area.

Earlier, Ade Adetimehin, Chairman, APC, Ondo State, thanked the people for their support in the recently concluded House of Assembly election, and enjoined them to support the party in any forthcoming election.
 
Also, the Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom, Oba Victor Kiladejo, congratulated the Governor over his victory at the Supreme Court and during the just concluded House of Assembly election, saying the victories would afford him the opportunity to concentrate more on the business of governance.

Represented by Lisa of Ondo kingdom, High Chief Simeon Oguntimehin, he appreciated Akeredolu for the laudable projects executed in the area and appealed for the commencement of operations at Omotoso Power plant to solve the erratic power problem experienced in the area.

In Ondo East local government, the governor also thanked the people for their loyalty and support for the party during the last House of Assembly election.

He said besides the Bolorunduro-Fagbo and the Bolorunduro-Expressway road construction executed by the present administration, his government has also excelled in the area of rehabilitation and reconstruction of schools with the promise to do more.
 
Akeredolu assured that most of the roads in the local government which falls under the Rural Access Mobility Project (RAMP), would soon be constructed to enable farmers bring their farm produce to various markets within the community.

Caretaker Chairman of Ondo East Local Government, Akinkuotu Adewale congratulated Governor Akeredolu over the triumph of the party, having won majority Seats and expressed happiness over the peace that reigned before, during and after the election.

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We ‘ll replace obsolete schools’ buildings - Akeredolu
  • Mar 22, 2019

Determined to ensure quality structures and aesthetic environment for teaching young children,  Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has reiterated his administration’s continued determination to restore, remodel, and replace obsolete buildings in all educational institutions in the state.

Akeredolu made this known during the commissioning of a new block of six classrooms with offices at St. James Primary School in Oda town, yesterday.
 
The governor further challenged the pupils there, and in other parts of the state, to rise and excel as young champions of the digital age.

“With all the facilities provided, you have a friendly environment that you can be proud of as your Alma-Mata, and could also help you compete favourably with your counterparts in other parts of the country and private schools.

Earlier, Chairperson, Ondo SUBEB,  Princess Oladunni Odu, said the school was one of the beneficiaries of over 500 projects executed  by the present administration.

“The projects include new construction of classroom blocks, renovation of existing blocks of classroom, perimeter fencing, supply of ICT equipment, tables and chairs for pupils, playground equipment for pupils, drilling of borehole and construction of toilets in some schools.

“Mr Governor has made Ondo State to be ranked as one of the best, if not the most outstanding in the country for the actualization and its achievements in the implementation of UBEC/SUBEB Projects”,she said.
 
She further said the governor had always deemed it fit to promptly release State counterpart funds without any delay, hence the huge success recorded today.

Also, Headmistress, St.James Primary School, Mrs Morayo Adegbite expressed gratitude to the governor for being a man who loves children.

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Idanre residents laud ODSG on road project
  • Mar 22, 2019

Residents of Idanre in Akure South Local Government area of Ondo State have showered encomiums on the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu  for the ongoing construction work on the town’s road linking Akure through Ijoka axis.

Sighting the Governor’s entourage, the residents who could not hide their joy over the 16 km road project which already had some portions of it asphalted, filed out in their large numbers, singing various songs in appreciation of Akeredolu’s  gesture.

The elated residents, especially those residing along the new road project, applauded the Governor for his noble gesture saying they never believed it would become a reality.

In separate interviews, some residents who spoke with The Hope; Victor Akinlaye and Lola Olomisawe commended Governor Akeredolu for deeming it fit to construct the road.

“Before now, this road was in a very bad  shape and we never believed it could be done until Akeredolu came like a God-sent, he did not only promise, but he is already working on it even when we were  filled with doubt.

Also applauding the Governor’s giant stride were Ojo Obataye and Joseph Ogbanje a commercial motorcyclist who has been plying the road for years.

They described the Governor’s intervention as that which has brought succour to residents of the area, saying they will forever remain thankful to him for doing the unexpected for the people.

Speaking on the project, Special Adviser to the Governor on Infrastructure, Engr Raimi Aminu said the road was part of those flagged-off as part of the Governor’s one year in office celebration.

“The road is about 16Km length and was meant to serve as an alternative route for anyone moving from Idanre to Akure.

“Before now, Idanre has only one road that enters into the town, but we thank God today, that we can transverse from here straight to Ijoka in Akure.

According to him, about three days ago, the asphalt overlay commenced, but before then, the stone base had been laid which would enable the road stand the test of time because we considered the heavy vehicles that would be plying the road”, he said.

Aminu assured the community that the project will last the entire design period which is about the minimum of 20-25 years before a single pothole can be seen on it.
 
Commenting on the project, Governor Akeredolu expressed happiness that the people are appreciative of government’s efforts which was evident through the manner by which they trooped out, dancing and singing.

“For me, it has always been my wish to transverse this road back to Akure and through this, we are opening a new life for Idanre people.

“This route will among other benefits, open this city for tourist attractions so that everybody could come here and have beautiful moments while visiting our tourist centres”, he said.

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Akeredolu promises quick completion of Rice Mill in Igbara-Oke
  • Mar 22, 2019

Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu yesterday promised to fast track quick completion of the Rice Mill at Igbara-Oke, the headquarters of Ifedore Local Government area of the State.

He also reassured his government’s determination to finally resolve farmers/herdsmen clashes in some parts of the state, including Ifedore council area.

 Akeredolu spoke while leading top government officials on a thank-you-visit to the people of Ifedore local government area.

He particularly appreciated the people for their unalloyed support for the All Progressives Congress, APC, during the last election which gave the party overwhelming victory, just as he described Ifedore as the home of APC.

The governor who was extremely happy with the rousing welcome he received from the people of the local government, sang various songs of praise to appreciate God, particularly for the overwhelming support given to the party during the Presidential/National Assembly elections and the last House poll.

He who equally listed his various achievements across the council area, especially in the areas of road construction, renovation/building of new public schools and sinking of boreholes to provide potable water, attributed all the success stories to God Almighty, noting that 78 boreholes have been provided in various communities across the council through RUWASSA.

Akeredolu disclosed that all the projects being executed across the state were in fulfillment of his electioneering campaign promises to the people of the state, assuring that more people-oriented projects are still coming as dividends of good governance in the state.

He appreciated the support of the traditional rulers in council area in the last House of Assembly election, urging them to sustain the tempo to ensure more development in the local government.

On the farmers/herdsmen clashes, the governor said government would soon present Executive Bill to the House of Assembly to end the menace which he described as a very serious.

He advised the people of the council not to take law into their hands but always report herdsmen issue to the police for appropriate action, saying any Fulani herdsman who destroys any farmland who be made to pay for it.

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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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