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Odunayo
Akeredolu

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COVID-19 || Mrs Akeredolu to distribute palliatives to all BEMORE girls
  • Jul 27, 2020

Her Excellency, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, the First Lady of Ondo State and Founder of BEMORE Empowered Initiative will be giving out COVID 19 paliatives to all BEMORE GIRLS (batches 2017 -2019 including Ondo State Girl Child ICT Programme 2017 and Solar4Girls Naija 2017) in Ondo State and beyond.
The distribution is scheduled as follows:

Date: Mon. 27/07/2020

  1. For those living in Akure North and South, Ifedore and Idanre lgas
    Venue: BEMORE EMPOWERED office 10 Ilaje street Ijapo, Akure.
    Time: 9am-4pm
  2. For those living in Ilaje and Okitipupa lgas
    Venue: Ilaje local government secretariat Igbokoda.
    Time: 9am-4pm

Date: Tues. 28/7/2020

  1. For those living in Akure North and South, Ifedore and Idanre lgas
    Venue: BEMORE office, 10 Ilaje Street Ijapo, Akure.
  2. For those living Ese-Odo, Irele and Odigbo lgas
    Venue: Ese-Odo lg headquarters
    Time: 9am-4pm

Date: Wed. 29/7/2020
For those living in Ile-Oluji, Ondo East and West lgas
Venue: Ile-Oluji lga headquarters
Time: 9am-4pm

Date: Thurs. 30/7/2020

  1. For those living in Okeigbo area
    Venue: Okeigbo
    Time: 9am-4pm

Date: Fri. 31/7/2020. Public Holiday

Date: Sat. 1/8/2020

  1. For those living in Owo lga.
    Venue: Owo lg headquarters
    Time: 9am-4pm

Date: Mon. 3/8/2020

  1. For those living in Owo lg
    Venue: Owo lg headquarters
    Time: 9am-4pm

Date: Tues. 4/8/2020

  1. For those living in Ose lg
    Venue: Ose lg headquarters
    Time: 9am-4pm

Date. Wed. 5/8/2020

  1. For those living in Akoko South West lg
    Venue: Akoko S.W. lg headquarters
    Time: 9am-4pm

Date: Thurs. 6/8/2020

  1. For those living in Akoko South West lg
    Venue: Akoko S.W. lg headquarters
    Time: 9am-4pm

Date: Fri. 7/8/2020

  1. For those living in Akoko South East lg
    Venue: Akoko S.E. lg headquarters
    Time: 9am-4pm

Date: Mon. 10/8/2020

  1. For those living in Akoko North West lg
    Venue: Akoko N.W. lg headquarters
    Time: 9am-4pm

Date: Tue: 11/8/2020

  1. For those living in Akoko North East lg
    Venue: Akoko N.E. lg headquarters
    Time: 9am-4pm

Please come in your BEMORE green T-shirt, or ICT pink T- shirt or white graduation polo or green T’shirt Solar 4 Girls. Bring along your BEMORE I.D card, Certificate and a passport.

Thanks.
Management.
BEMORE EMPOWERED INITIATIVE
…University of Life for Young Nigerian Girls

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Ondo commences pilot production of Bitumen
  • Jul 27, 2020

The age-long dream of exploiting the large deposit of Bitumen in Ondo State into commercial quantity has commenced.

An indigenous company, South – West Bitumen, (SWB) which has secured a 25-Year renewable operational mining license for the exploitation of the bitumen through the efforts of the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has already moved both the processing and mining equipment into the operational base in Irele.

An official of South-West Bitumen Limited, Engr Oluwatominiyi Adeiya said the needed equipment for excavation, scoping, and processing have been procured for the commencement of the first local bitumen exploitation in Africa.

While identifying the type of Bitumen in Ondo State as Tarsand variant which needs specialised technology for its processing into asphalt, Engr Adeiya assured that by the time the company’s processing plant is in place and it is operating at full capacity, importation of bitumen product into the country will reduce drastically.

He stated that before the end of the year, its product would be ready for its identified and interested local off-takers across the country thereby reducing the amount of foreign exchange being expended on the over 500,000metric tons of bitumen needs of Nigeria annually.

The Company according to its Mining Engineer, Engr. Wilfred Akinyeke will gradually have its production capacity move from 20,000 Metric Tonnes to 50000 Metric Tonnes monthly.

“By December we should have as many as possible stock on the ground. We have identified our off-takers and the off-takers are within the South-West. We are also looking at the entire country and probably when we get there we shall focus on exploration.

“At the beginning, the production output will be twenty thousand metric tons of bitumen in a month and when we are stabilized, we will move to 50,000 metric tons and so on.

“We have brought in two categories of equipment, the first category is the mining while the second category is for the processing. For the mining, we have bulldozers and excavators to be used for clearing of areas of interest. We have been able to map out areas of interest. We are not going to leave the areas open. Once the topsoil has been opened, then the excavator comes in”, he said.

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Ondo State widows’ palliative distribution is back
  • Jul 27, 2020

PRESS RELEASE

The palliatives distribution which had taken place in 9 local governments, was temporarily suspended in order to conduct a formative evaluation of the distribution process. Having reviewed and updated the distribution methodology, the 2nd phase of the widows’ palliative distribution has been scheduled to commence on Monday 27th of July, 2020:

PROPOSED ORDER:

Monday. July 27: Ilaje

Tuesday.July 28: ESE odo

Wednesday. July 29. IleOluji

Thursday. July 30: Okeigbo

Friday: July 31:Public Holiday

Saturday. August 1: Owo

Monday. August 3: Owo

Tuesday. August 4: Ose

Wednesday. August 5: Akoko South West

Thursday. August 6: Akoko South west

Friday. August 7: Akoko south east

Monday. August 10 :Akoko North west

Tuesday August 11:Akoko north East

For enquiries, contact SSA Gender, Research & Documentation
+234 803 412 6944

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Gov. Akeredolu meets Oke, Kekemeke, Iji, seeks reconciliation
  • Jul 23, 2020

Barely 24 Hours after his victory at the 2020 Governorship Primary Election of the All Progressives Congress, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Tuesday paid an unscheduled visit to the residence of Ambassador Sola Iji, Chief Olusola Oke and also met with Hon. D. I Kekemeke at his office.

The Governor was accompanied by the Chairman of the APC , Engr. Ade Adetimehin, Secretary to the state Government (SSG) Hon. Temitayo Oluwatuyi and Chief of staff, Chief Gbenga Ale.

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Akeredolu And Providence By Oyewamide Wande Ojo
  • Jul 23, 2020

The Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, is one of the favourites of providence. This fact is evident in his political life. In 2012, Akeredolu jumped into the murky water of Nigerian politics. He eyed the Alagbaka Government House. But many considered him a political novice and stranger in the politics of the state.

Akeredolu sought to fly the flag of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the year’s gubernatorial poll. Nobody gave him any chance of clinching the party ticket. But to the suprise of many political observers, he secured the flag of the party.

Akeredolu lost the election because it was not yet his time to occupy the Alagbaka Government House. If it is not your time, it is not your time. There is nothing anybody can do about it. But with the first attempt, providence was merely preparing Akeredolu for the future.

He kept his aspiration to rule the state intact and came back in 2016 to pursue it. Again, nobody gave him any chance of getting the flag of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The popular belief was all the odds were against him. But all unfavorable predictions about his quest for his party’s ticket failed. Akeredolu successfully scaled the cliff of the APC shadow poll and became the standard bearer of the then opposition party.

If anybody thought the intra-party battle was over for Akeredolu with the successful conclusion of the APC primary election, that person was wrong. Some of his co-contestants were dissatisfied with the outcome of the shadow election. While some of them left the party, others remained in the political family but worked against Akeredolu’s election.

The gubernatorial poll seemed a tall order for him. He, however, flew over all the obstacles errected on his path to victory. He secured the mandate of the people to run the affairs of the state for four years.

After running a good race and keeping faith with the people of the state in the last three and a half years, Akeredolu desires another term in office. His desire met strident opposition within the state chapter of the APC. Efforts were made to prevent him from securing the flag of the party. The popular prediction was he would be denied the flag and the denial would push him to another party to pursue his second term aspiration.

Again, all unfavorable predictions have failed. Akeredolu has clinched the ticket of his party to contest the October 10 gubernatorial election.

The political life of the governor has been one of serious battles. But God has always stood by him, proving the truism of the saying that one with God is a majority. Oluwarotimi! What a name with a divine force guarding its bearer!

An African proverb says there are many colourful flowers on the path of life, but the prettiest have the sharpest thorns. This proverb aptly captures the life of Akeredolu. No matter how sharp the thorns are, they will have no effect on your destiny if you enjoy the grace of God.

One must always be conscious of the role of providence in human affairs Providence has a way of distributing fortunes and misfortunes. She is discriminatory. If she is in profound romance with you, everything will work for you. She will always avail you her wings to fly over every obstacle. But if you are not her favourite, the shappest of thorns will strew your path in life and choke your beautiful flowers. This is a fact of human life that we should not gloss over. So, whenever we pray, let us always ask for grace from God.

The life of Akeredolu is a lesson in how providence guards and guides the steps of her favourites in the journey of life. The governor will surely scale the October 10 huddle and the people of the state will renew his mandate. This is because he is fated to spend eight years on the gubernatorial seat. It is also because he has exhibited his love and concern for the state and her people through the sterling performance of his government.

Therefore, let all the aggrieved APC members sheathe their swords. It must be realised that if brothers fight to death, their inheritance from their father will go to strangers.

With the peace that characterized its gubernatorial primary election, the APC has proved that it is like the scrotum of the ram. It will only dangle. It will never fall off. To God be the glory.

***Oyewamide Wande Ojo is Senior Special Assistant to Governor Akeredolu on Media and Publicity

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

Tourism

Ondo State’s majestic scenery makes it an ideal location for movie production.

ICT

Universities of national and international repute with growing ICT and innovation programs

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.

Energy

Its potential for renewable and non renewable power generation has been left relatively untapped.

Logistics

Tremendous growth prospects opens up opportunity in the transport and logistics industry

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The State is known as a major source of timber for construction and furniture making in Nigeria.

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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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