We Are Walking Our Talk, says Gov. Akeredolu
Efforts by the Akeredolu-led administration at opening up Ondo State through access roads and delivery of life-changing infrastructures have begun at Molege, an agrarian community in Owo Local Government, Area. The inhabitants of the community, who are predominantly Ebira speaking people, could not hide their joy when the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, came with some members of his cabinet to inspect the 13 Kilometres Molege - Ute farm access road. Addressing the people, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu reiterated the commitment of his administration to opening up rural areas across the state at enhancing the socio-economic wellbeing of the people. Arakunrin Akeredolu explained that once rural roads were made accessible to farmers, it would in turn boost the economy of their state. "Part of our five cardinal programmes is rural development and in doing that, we have keyed into Rural Access Mobility Programme, RAMP, a World Bank assisted programme. "Most essentially, this exercise is to have farm to market access roads. "This Molege area has a lot of farming activities and people here are having difficulty in taking their produce from farms to market because of lack of access roads", he said. The governor further explained that the roads would give the people smooth access to move their farm produce to the market while the cost of such produce would get cheaper and vehicles last longer. "During our election campaign, we did promise to construct this road, we have started and we would ensure that it is completed for your use very soon. "With our counterparts, we will open up about 540 Kilometres of roads. This is just about 13 kilometres from that. The people should expect it. "For me, opening up the rural areas is a promise we made which we will ensure we keep. I have said I want to be remembered as the governor that opened up the rural areas," he said. The governor also promised to build a school for the community which has been without any since the existence of the area. Earlier the Special Adviser to the Governor on Community and Rural Development, Rt Hon Victor Olabimtan noted that the road construction, from Molege to Ute in Owo Local Government, was the fulfilment of the present administration's commitment to deliver democractic dividends to people of the state. He thanked residents of the community for the support given to those handling the project which had assisted in the progress made so far. The Tradtional Ruler of Molege Community, Ahmed Otaro applauded Governor Akeredolu for fulfilling his promise of constructing the road. While commending the governor for the giant strides so far taken by his administration across all sectors, the monarch pledged the continued support of Molege residents towards the success of his administration. The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the community, Mohammed Shuaibu thanked Arakunrin Akeredolu for proving to be a man of his words by making the construction of the road a reality. He said his people were happy with the Akeredolu administration in view of the fact they were not made to regret casting their votes for the present APC controlled government in the state.