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Akeredolu Inaugurates Board for The Welfare Of Persons Living With Disabilities
  • Jul 17, 2019

Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Wednesday inaugurated the board for the welfare of Persons Living with disabilities in the state after eight years of its establishment.

The Governor said he has also approved automatic employment for 30 persons living with disabilities in the state with a view to harnessing their full potentials.

Speaking during the inauguration of the board at the Governor’s Office, Alagbaka, Akure, Arakunrin Akeredolu said his administration has included persons living with disabilities in Governance with the appointment of one of them as Special Assistant on Special Persons.

The newly inaugurated board members are : Sanmi Alegbeleye as Chairman while Adenibuyan Monday, Akintade Wale, Ademeko Busayo and Olanre Adigbo are members.
Governor Akeredolu said he has directed the government owned hospitals to treat persons with disabilities free of charge.

He said his administration is trying its best to ensure that it gives the pride of place to everyone living with disabilities in the state.

The Governor said: ” You have asked that nobody should demonstrate sympathy or empathy to you since you are active because you know that in your own way, you are not useless but you are special persons

“No matter the condition, this timeless aphorism that there’s ability in disability will always come to bear. If we assist you and you are motivated, you will excel because there’s ability in disability

“It’s in a bid to fully explore your potential that we are inaugurating this board for the welfare of persons with disabilities

“We have been releasing your subvention timely. We have endeavoured to cleberate the world disability day. We have also sponsor some you on trainings and seminars. We have also supported you in your elections."

“We will always attend to your need. Work together. I want to believe that with the constitution of this board this agency will be empowered to maximally fulfill the purpose for which it was established.”

Earlier in her opening remarks, the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Titi Adeyemi commended the Governor for being responsive to the welfare of persons with disabilities in the state.
She said there are many talented persons with disabilities that can contribute to the development of the state.

In his response, the new chairman, Sanmi, said since the creation of Ondo state, Akeredolu is the only governor that doesn’t discriminate against persons living with Disabilities.

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Preparation for 2019 Sunshine Summer Tennis clinic reaches peak, as Committee unveils awareness banners, fliers
  • Jul 17, 2019

Preparations are now in top gear towards the 3rd edition of Ondo State Sunshine Summer Tennis clinic for children slated to hold between August 27-September 6 2019, with the unveiling of the event’s banners, posters and flyers by the committee

During a management meeting of the committee with the wife of the state governor, Arabirin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, led by its Chairman, Alhaji Tajudeen Akinyemi at the government’s house hall, Rotunda Alagbaka Akure, stakeholders were briefed about the arrangements for the clinic while more useful suggestions were given for the success of the upcoming clinic.


Mrs. Akeredolu who was represented by the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social development, Mrs. Titi Adeyemi, said there is no doubt this year’s edition will be more colourful.



She applauded the suggestion to extend an invitation of partnership to some children-based corporations like ShopRite and Noodles manufacturers, since it’s not a government-sponsored project.


The representative of the Sunshine Queens, Mr Dare Ogunleye promised to register 15 children for the Summer tennis clinic as registration is ongoing.


A member of the committee, Mr. Oluwatope Ayokunle, used the medium to inform the gathering about a plan to establish Arabirin Akeredolu’s Mini-Tennis recreation centre and pavilion in Ijapo estate in recognition of her passion for the development of sports in Ondo state.

In attendance were the General Manager of Ondo State Sport Council, Mr. Wale Fabuluje, Former caretaker committee chairman of Okitipupa local government, Mrs. Morenike Alaka, members of the Sunshine Queens football, popularly called Betty Akeredolu’s babes, and other stakeholders.


Mr. Wale Fabuluje while reacting to the proposal of the technical committee on renovation of the state’s Tennis Court and provision of other logistics and solicited the assistance of philanthropists to that effect.


It would be recalled that Mrs. Akeredolu started the summer tennis clinic two years ago to boost the tennis game in Ondo state by encouraging young ones through the summer training.


During the 2018 edition where 300 children participated in the training, Mrs. Akeredolu said, “the benefits of catching our youths young, especially in sports, are enormous. Let us look at champions like Venus and Serena Williams. They all started as young children.


“Today they have become world champions winning numerous awards. We have Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Billie Jean King, just to mention a few.


“We will continue to build on this tennis clinic initiative, we will make it an annual event in order to help build our future champions”.

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We'II See Amnesty Program Through In Ondo, Says Akeredolu
  • Jul 17, 2019


Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has vowed to ensure that repentant militants who have surrendered their arms and ammunitions in the riverine area of the state to embrace the Federal Government's amnesty program are incorporated.

Akeredolu said the efforts put in place by his administration, particularly in securing the freedom of the kidnapped Senior Secondary School students of Lagos Model College, Igbonla, Epe, has brought peace into the riverine areas of Lagos and Ogun States.

The Governor, who spoke in his office, in Akure on Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, while receiving in audience,  a delegation from Arogbo Ijaw in Ese - Odo Local Government Area of the state , led by the Paramount ruler of the kingdom, His Imperial Majesty, Zacheaus Egbunnu, said his administration is determined to see the amnesty program through in the state.


He said several letters have been written to the Amnesty office on the need to urgently incorporate the repentant militants from the state into the amnesty program.

He assured that with the President's endorsement, the repentant militants would soon be incorporated into the program.

While responding to some of the requests made by the monarch, Akeredolu said the state government has pleaded with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to complete the abandoned Agadagba - Arogbo Bridge.

The Governor also assured the delegation that his administration will address the issue of the absence of a hospital in the community.

Earlier, Oba Egbunu, while addressing the governor, thanked him for making his ascension to the throne a peaceful one, adding that it has in no small way put an end to insecurity in the kingdom.

The monarch equally lauded the governor for appointing a good number of ijaws into his government, saying it has proved that the Governor has genuine love for the people of the area.

Olabode R Olatunde
Special Assistant to the Governor (New Media)
17th July, 2019.



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We Are Proud of Soyinka, Fagunwa's works, Says Akeredolu
  • Jul 17, 2019

Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has said the Yoruba race is lucky to have the duo of Professor Wole Soyinka and the late D. O Fagunwa whose works have projected the image of the Yoruba people to the global audience.

The governor said the state is particularly proud that the forest of a thousand demon, which was popularised by the late Fagunwa exists in the state.

Governor Akeredolu  while receiving members of the Fagunwa Study Group (FSG) , led by Prof. Tunde Babawale on a courtesy visit to his office in Alagbaka, Akure, said the state is ready to welcome Prof.  Soyinka for the FSG International Conference, billed to hold in Akure, the state capital.

The Governor said the state government is ready to give total support to any individual or corporate bodies interested in turning the Igbo eledumare at Okeigbo into a tourist site.

He said the tourist site will not only boost the economy of the state but also keep the work of the late author alive for future generation.

Earlier, the leader of the group, Professor Tunde Babawale thanked the governor for always assisting the group especially with the recent  launch of a compilation of books written by the late author, Fagunwa who hails from Okeigbo in Ondo state.

Babawale informed the governor of their plans for the four day international conference that will attract dignitaries from within and around the globe.

Olabode R Olatunde
Special Assistant to the Governor (New Media)
16th July, 2019.


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Governor Akeredolu Appoints New Permanent Secretaries, Tutors-General
  • Jul 16, 2019

PRESS STATEMENT
In fulfilment of his promise to encourage and reward dedicated, hardworking and deserving public service workers in the state, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has approved the appointment of twenty-seven (27) new Permanent Secretaries (PS) for the state public service and the Local Government Service.
In the same vein, the governor also approved the appointment of three (3) Tutors-General for the state Teaching Service.
The approval was contained in a release signed by the Head of Service of the state public service, Mr Dare Aragbaiye

The Permanent Secretaries are as follows:


Civil Service
1.    Jenyo Ajomole
2.    Tope Kolawole
3.    Kayode Ogundele
4.    Akpoebi Iwabi
5.    Frederick Oladiran
6.    Bunmi Omotola (Mrs)
7.    Boluwaduro Sanni
8.    Segun Odusanya
9.    Sunday Lebi
10.    Victor Olajorin
11.    Bayo Philip
12.    Tokunbo Ayejoto
13.    Johnson Olayeye
14.    Olufemi Aladenola
15.    Dr. Dipo Durojaye
16.    Dr. (Mrs) Arinola Akinsete
17.    Engr. Oluwemimo Ogunsanmi
18.    Olabode Yusuf
19.    Engr. Ajibola Ogidan
20.    Alex Alake
21.    Lanke Olamisegbe
22.    Joshua Folayemi
23.    Bola Akinyanmi (Mrs)
24.    Prince Ajibade Ogunoye

Local Government Service
1.    Babatunde Monehin
2.    Kehinde Ige
3.    Bunmi Eniayewu

Tutors-General
1.    Olabode Ariyo
2.    Akinboboye Akinnusi
3.    A. V. Adeuga

Governor Akeredolu, while congratulating the newly-promoted permanent secretaries and tutors-generals on their appointment, urges them to see their new positions as a challenge to do more and rededicate themselves to the service of the state.

Segun Ajiboye
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor

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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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