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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A wind of industrial revolution is blowing across Ondo State with the springing up of four major industries namely; Ondo-Linyi Textile, a Cassava Ethanol Factory, Trucks and Tricycles Assemblage Plant and a Paper Mill which will soon commence operations.
The factories situated at the Ore Industrial Park were the dividends of the many MoUs signed by the state government with the Linyi Municipal Republic of China.
The State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on inspection visit to the Ore Industrial Park said his government had entered into strategic partnerships with Chinese companies when he travelled to China in 2018 in furtherance of his vision to industrialise the state.
His words: “They said they could bring in industries here. We signed several Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) there and decided to come back to establish the park, and as you can see, it’s now a marvel.
“I was here a few months ago, not much of this was up. Now it’s almost set for commissioning of the projects.
“We believe that soon, all of us in Ondo State will laugh. So many people will be employed here. The textile industry is yet to start to its full capacity and a lot of ladies are already employed.
“The Paper Mill is coming up and almost completed. The Paper Mill also uses sawdust, so it cannot be wasted. Load it and bring it to be bought because it is needed here,” urges sawmillers in the state.
Another dividend of the Governor’s visit to China was the establishment of the Cassava to Ethanol Plant at the Ondo/ Linyi Industrial hub within the Ore Industrial Park which will soon be ready of operation.
According to the Governor, the Cassava to Ethanol Plant when completed, would require up to 300-400 tonnes of cassava daily and with about one million tonnes of cassava annually.
Already, the Plant has accommodated hundreds of people of the state and would still engage more when completed.
He further said there was the need to encourage indigenes to farm and plant a lot of cassava which could not be wasted because it would be bought by the factory.
According to Akeredolu, the state has been buying a lot of cassava, and “my only worry is that we cannot allow hunger in this state, because the whole cassava in Ondo cannot feed this factory.
“We have another factory coming up here, an agro-chemical factory. The industries we have here, Ondo State has never had it before anywhere. We thank God for everything,” he added.
Earlier, Consultant of the projects, Alex Ajipe, explained that the cassava to Ethanol project is over 80% completed and would be connected to the national grid in the next two months after its completion.
He added that information have been passed to people of the state as regards the establishment of the factory so as to mop-up the cassava we have and encourage them to go into cassava planting.
Business Development Manager of the Company, Jack Sun, thanked the Governor for the opportunity given them to establish the factories in the state.
While assuring that the cassava to Ethanol Factory would be commissioned in few months, he urged people of the state, especially farmers to invest more in cassava plantation which is what the factory needs.
At the Textile section, he explained that currently, over 360 workers are engaged, saying the number would be increased to 2,000 when it is completed.
The Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun has promised that the Assembly would give Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s move to create Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) necessary legislative backings.
Oleyelogun made the promise yesterday at Igbara-Oke, the headquarters of Ifedore Local Government area while speaking with journalists during the thank-you-visit by the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to Ifedore council area.
The visit was in continuation of the governor’s tour of the 18 local government areas of the state. Present at the visit were APC state working committee led by the state chairman, Ade Adetimehin, Secretary to the state government, Ifedayo Abegunde, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, traditional rulers across the local government, women group, among other party leaders.
The Speaker, who particularly lauded the governor for his determination to create the LCDAs, explained that the move would further create jobs and drive socioeconomic development at the grassroots.
Oleyelogun who is also the lawmaker representing Ifedore State constituency in the State House of Assembly noted that the creation of LCDAs would further make government closer to the people and ensure provision of dividends of good governance.
The Speaker who thanked people of Ifedore council area for their unwavering support in the Presidential and state Assembly elections assured of more people oriented projects for sustainable development to thrive in Ondo state.
He welcomed the governor and his entourage to the local government and assured the governor of the readiness of the people of Ifedore to continue to support him beyond year 2020, adding that Akeredolu has done much for the people of the local government and state at large within two years in office.
Oleyelogun commended the governor for the various infrastructural projects including road construction, renovation of school buildings and provision of potable water, among others.
He specifically said with the numerous achievements of Akeredolu in just two years, the governor deserved second term in office, promising all necessary support would be given to ensure he is re-elected in 2020 governorship election in the state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, of Ondo State on Thursday explained why his administration decided to create Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.
He hinged the decision on genuine economic development of the people.
According to the governor, the exercise will ultimately benefit the people and restore their dignity and pride as prime producers, and not as incurable consumers of other people’s ideas and products.
He told critics that his administration considered the decision most expedient at this stage because of the degree of amity existing in Ondo State.
The governor said: “The people of Ondo State are, evidently, not in competition among themselves. The degree of amity existing in our state makes our space attractive, not only for economic activities but for other socio-cultural existence.
“An effective system of administration at the local government level ensures collectivisation of ideas and labour for production of goods and services. Every locality must be ready to convert its peculiarity to strength.
"We must be able to determine the factors which support the viability of a locality to exist as a political unit beyond mere politics”
Akeredolu, who spoke at the Cocoa Conference Hall of the Governor’s Office, Akure, while inaugurating the Committee for the creation of the LCDAs, expressed the hope that the exercise would further deepen the already existing robust interactions among the people of the state.
Governor Akeredolu, besides expressing his conviction that real quest for socio-economic development of the country compels the inclusion of local government administration in the political calculus, dismissed the insinuations in some quartets that the decision to create the LCDAs was political.
He said: “Local governments must not be products of unprofitable gerrymandering which only compounds the socio-economic problems.”
Relieve will soon come the way of the people and motorists plying the Akure /Ado road as Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Thursday disclosed that the road will soon be dualized by the Federal Government.
Already, Akeredolu said the Federal government has finished the design for the road but only awaiting budgetary approval.
The Governor gave the cheering news at Itaogbolu, headquarters of Akure North Local Government Area of the state during his Thank You Tour.
He explained that his administration has made several efforts at getting the road done before it later settled for the dualisation of the road.
Akeredolu appreciated the people of Akure North for voting for the APC candidate in the last House of Assembly elections. He said he was in the local government to show appreciation to the people.
While appreciating the people, the Governor mentioned that his government has intervened in the area of roads in Akure North especially in Ogbese market, Ogo Oluwa and Eleyowo expressway.
He said "We have repaired several boreholes in Akure North. In fact, our accelerated water scheme in Ayede Ogbese has gotten the attention of the Federal Government who has come to study what we have done in this state
"I believe you have seen the Schools we have reconstructed. Very soon, we will continue with the reconstruction of more schools in the state.
The Governor was welcome by the people and traditional rulers across the local government.
Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) says digital technology remains the only panacea to boost the economy. The governor while declaring open the second edition of digital training program organized by the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) in collaboration with the Premier Hub Innovation centre in Akure explains that, gone are the days when people labor so much to achieve little result. Represented by his SSA on ICT Hon. Olumbe Akinkugbe, Akeredolu explains that, with relevant skills in advanced manufacturing technologies, young entrepreneurs will achieve more in the area of production. According to him, the 5-day training has been carefully designed to expose the young entrepreneurs to modern tools, entrepreneurial skills, digital innovations and software that can redefine the future of their chosen careers. In her goodwill message, the Acting Perm. Secretary of SITA Mrs Bunmi Omotola attributed the 2nd edition of the training to the resounding success of the first program. According to Mrs Omotola, multiple reports from the field indicated that large numbers of the first beneficiaries now have improved production with the use of digital technology. In an interview, one of the facilitators of the training Mr. John Awodeyi informed that the 5-day intensive training will cover electric, building and automobile. About thirty entrepreneurs from the three senatorial districts of the state are taking part in the exercise.
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has disclosed that Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH) would be renamed after former Governor of the state, Late Olusegun Agagu. Akeredolu disclosed this during a thank-you tour to Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo Southern Senatorial District. He explained that the two newly-elected House of Assembly members representing Okitipupa 1 and 2 constituencies, Hon Akineogunde Akinfomide and Hon Akinwumi Emmanuel would move the motion for the renaming of the University to Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa. According to the governor, it is a decision that can only be taken by the House of Assembly and they would move the motion as their first assignment. “You know we have Adekunle Ajasin University in Akungba and it won’t be bad to have Olusegun Agagu University in Okitipupa.
“When we came on board, we noticed that the University lacked infrastructural facilities, a good road network and other areas which we looked into and fixed. “The project would have been added to the museum of abandoned projects, hence the need for the major upgrades by this administration”, he said. Akeredolu who thanked the people for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner during the election, lauded them and sought for their continued support for the party.
As Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN continues his statewide tour to thank the people for their support for the candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Presidential and State House of Assembly elections in Ondo State, he has also continued to make policy statements that will shape government’s actions and decisions in the years ahead.
On Wednesday it was the turn of Ondo West Local Government Area to share in the good news. While the Governor was thanking the people who gathered at the Civic Center in Ondo City to welcome him, he said the University of Medical Sciences in Ondo City has come to stay.
Rather than relocating or closing down already established institutions in the State, the Governor said he would continue to strengthen state-owned tertiary institutions irrespective of its location.
The Governor urged the traditional rulers and the people of Ondo Kingdom to make land available for the establishment of a standard state teaching hospital to compliment the existing University of Medical Sciences in Ondo City.
Ondo State Government has solicited more support and collaboration with UNICEF and other Development Partners in the fight against diseases that are inimical to the health of the people, especially the effort by the State government to eradicate Lassa fever in some parts of the State.
The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Yemi Olowolabi stated this in his office in Akure, the State capital during a courtesy call on him by UNICEF officials, led by the Communication for Development (C4D) manager at UNICEF Head office in Abuja, Dr Rufus Esuchi.
The Commissioner, who commended UNICEF for its unique approach towards improving hygiene, immunization and breast feeding in the state, noted that promoting the Essential Family Practices through UNICEF’s Facts For Life programme would continue to receive the attention and support of the State government.
According to him, Lassa fever, which is mostly caused by lack of proper hygiene would have been prevented if proper hygiene and sanitation had been maintained, assuring that the State government would continue to improve the healthcare of the people.
While restating the State government’s continued partnership with UNICEF in promoting the healthcare of the people, Olowolabi urged UNICEF to expedite the process of airing its Yoruba version of Facts For Life programme with a view to further enlightening the people on most of the family practices that will improve their well-being.
He said “The C4D approach should be recommended for this fight against Lassa fever because from statistics, it shows that this lassa fever problem is a hygiene problem. Let us intensify effort to ensure that the Yoruba version of the facts for life programme is produced. I believe the message of facts for life, which promotes the essential family practices will further educate our people”.
He added “I can assure you of our commitment, for us as a ministry, we are ready to continue with this partnership “.
In his speech, Dr Rufus Esuchi, who was accompanied by the Chief of Akure Field Office, Mr Tejinder Sandhu and the C4D Specialist, Akure Field Office, Mrs Caroline Akosile, appreciated the support of the Ondo State government for UNICEF programmes, particularly the effort by the Information Commissioner to promote facts for life programme through the state government’s owned media outfits.
The Chief of Akure Field office of UNICEF, Mr Tejinder Sandhu, in his speech noted that the UNICEF has been collaborating with the State government through the Ministry of Health to promote healthcare, saying “We are working closely with your Ministry of Health to bring healthcare to the people at the local level, particularly in the eradication of lassa fever”.
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has assured that his administration will not relent in ensuring that disarmed youths in Ilaje and Ese-Odo Local Government areas were integrated into the Federal Government Amnesty programme.
Akeredolu made this known during a thank-you-tour to Ilaje and Ese-Odo Local Government Areas of Ondo South Senatorial District over the outcome of the last House of Assembly elections
It would be recalled that the All Progressives Congress (APC) won 23 out of 26 seats in the recently concluded State House of Assembly election in the state.
The Governor who described youths as relevant in the socio-economic development of the state, appealed to the ex-militants to give the federal government more time to do the needful, assuring that his administration would keep pressurising to ensure that they were included in the programme.
He appealed to the disarmed youths to give the Federal Government more time as the state government too is pressuring them towards hastening the integration process.
Also, the Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi explained that the state government has put in much efforts aimed at integrating the ex-militants and assured that it would soon yield good fruits.
He appealed to them to join the government in praying, work together with them, shun violence and allow peace to continue reigning as the state government will continue making efforts towards ensuring that their dreams come true.
Governor Akeredolu had earlier at the town hall meetings held at Igbekebo, headquarters of Ese-Odo local government, thanked people of the council area for supporting the party through massive votes in the just concluded House of Assembly poll.
At Igbokoda, headquarters of Ilaje Local Government where the Governor rounded off the first day of the six days tour across the state, he also appreciated the people for identifying with the party and expressed optimism that the party’s candidates elected would cooperate with his administration to deliver more dividends of good governance to them.
He thanked the monarchs and market women in the area for supporting the government’s peace efforts, promising that his administration will continue to work for the development of the local government area.
He assured that work would soon commence on the multi-billion naira Araromi-Ibeju Lekki road project as soon as the dissolved NDDC board is reconstituted.
State Chairman APC, Engr Ade Adetimehin who thanked the people for their massive support for the party, enjoined them to continue to support the APC-led government and assured that they would not be let down.
The Industrialization drive of Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has been described as monumental.
Odigbo Local Government Caretaker Chairman, Babatunde Samuel Ikumawoyi said this in his office yesterday in a chat with The Hope.
He said when completed, the gigantic flyover and textile industry projects ongoing in Ore will boost commercial activities in the state.
He described Governor Akeredolu as a leader with great vision to industrialize the state through monumental projects across the Sunshine State.
“I am indeed happy to have such gigantic projects in my local government. Indeed, Mr. Governor has shown his love for us in Odigbo through these projects, Odigbo Local Government is the central point for all the collecting states.
“When the flyover is completed, it will reduce accidents at the junction and boost economic activities in the local government while enhancing buying and selling.
He said, “Like I use to say, Mr. Governor is an experienced and performing leader and if given the chance to lead the state for the second term, which I am praying for, he is going to turn the state around for good.
“Not that the money is there but because of his wealth of experience and love for good things, so he partners the China company to establish a textile industry here. We are indeed glad for the gestures.
“When completed, the era of costly materials for cloth will be over and that is why I have been giving him kudos, because he has been thinking aright to develop the state.
The National Secretary, Forward with Buhari Group, Mr Kayode Ajulo has said that the proposed Local Council Development Areas in Ondo State would make governance vibrant and responsive.
Ajulo, who stated this while reacting to the initiative by the governor said the hallmark of any good government is to provide basic services to the grassroots which he said is the only way dividends of good governance can spread downwards and touch the people.
He urged the governor to ensure that those who would be eventually appointed would be men and women of proven integrity, who are decent, responsible and with the capacity to add value to the ongoing development of the state above pecuniary gains.
He further implored those that would be saddled with the tasks of running the affairs of LCDAs to remain steadfast and committed to reforms that would make the local governments more responsive to the needs of the people and other policies that would change the face of governance at the third tier of government.
His words: “They must also have passion to touch lives, interact more with the people, share their joy and pains and reside among them.
“It is only through this symbiotic relationship that Ondo can truly say we have begun to understand and serve our people meritoriously and permanently silence the fifth columnists.
“State government must also look inwards by putting in place a strict monitoring, control and feedback process to check excesses from any of the appointees.”
Ajulo explained that it has been observed that the state is growing so fast under the present administration as many rural areas would gradually become urban in many parts of the state soon.
He pointed out that the Akeredolu’s government is working hard to meet the yearnings of people in the state by providing them with services like water, good roads, streetlights, efficient refuse collection, cleaning of drainage and roads, primary healthcare, recreational parks and sports facilities to make the entire state liveable and economically viable.
According to him, the vision of good governance by the present government in the state must serve as a guide to the incoming administrators with no excuse to give than to perform.
The secretary, therefore, charged the people of state across board to support the governor so that more development projects would be executed in towns and villages in the state as orchestrated and engineered through this masses-friendly initiative.
Ore in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo state will become hub of industrialization in the state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu made this known yesterday, during a thank-you-tour to Odigbo Local Government area of Ondo South Senatorial District for their loyalty and support for the party during the recent House of Assembly election.
He explained that the Local Government housed a number of industries, which included a Textile factory, Paper Mill, Cassava to Ethanol factory, among others at the Ore Industrial Hub.
“The flyover we are constructing in Ore, Odigbo Local Government is consuming half of what we spend on infrastructure in the state, this is part of our appreciation to the people of the area,” he said.
The governor also promised to do more for the people of the area, and thanked them for the massive support in the recently concluded House of Assembly election,
Akeredolu who further described Odigbo local government as Mini-Nigeria for being dominated by all tribes, thanked the people for support and loyalty to the party at all times.
“We have never lost any election in this local government, even when I first contested, I have always won here. We have come to thank you for standing by us and we will never let you down”, he said.
The Governor promised that construction of various farm to trading centres roads would soon commence under the Rural Access Mobility Project (RAMP) which would enable farmers transport their farm produce to markets.
Speaking on behalf of other traditional rulers, the Ajobu of Araromi-Obu, Oba Aderemi Adelola lauded the Governor’s gesture to thank them for their supports for peace that reigned during the just concluded House of Assembly election and at all times.
“One good turn, they say deserves another, we promise to continually support your administration to record more successes in subsequent elections”, he said
The Monarch, while thanking Governor Akeredolu for the Ore Flyover under construction, the Ore Industrial Hub, renovation of both Primary and Secondary schools as well as rehabilitation of boreholes, appealed for the construction of more roads in the area.
Member representing Odigbo Constituency 1 and Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon Iroju Ogundeji thanked the people for their support during the election and assured that it would translate into more infrastructural development.
He assured that people of the local government will throw their weight the Governor’s second term in office following the massive infrastructural development in the area which included the Ore Industrial Hub, the Ore fly-over under construction among other projects.
Ondo State Governor has assured the people of Irele in the South Senatorial District of his administration’s commitment to continue bringing dividends of good governance to their doorsteps through people-oriented and life-changing projects.
Oluwarotimi Akeredolu made the pledge, when he paid a thank-you-visit to the people of the area for their massive support for APC in the just concluded House of Assembly election.
“With this support, the people should expect more infrastructural development and other basic amenities in the coming years.
“We have come to thank you for your immense supports towards the party’s victory and your efforts which indicated that you are solidly in support of the little we have been able to fight for so far. You all did well”, he said.
Akeredolu who said the present administration has blazed the trail in the area of renovation and reconstruction of primary schools, assured that more would be touched for the comfort of the pupils.
He mentioned some of the primary schools renovated to include; Methodist Primary School in Ode-Ajagba, Jiwiri Community School, St Paul’s RCM, Salvation Army Primary School, C.A.C Primary School, Ajagba among numerous others.
“Apart from these, roads were also constructed, they include; the Sabomi-Ajagba road project, Ayeka-Araromi road project, the Secretariat road in Irele has also been constructed among others.
“We have just started, it’s just two years of our administration and we have done these much. We need your supports like you did during the last House of Assembly election.
“We enjoin you to cooperate with us, give us the desired support needed which would enable us to continue delivering dividends of good governance to you”, he said.
Earlier, State Chairman of APC, Mr. Ade Adetimehin commended the people of the town for their support and urged them to continue to stand by the party now and in the future.
“Your continued support for the present administration during elections would enable the Governor to continue delivering more people-oriented projects across the state”, he said.
Also speaking, Chairman of Irele Local government, Prince Gbadebo Odimayo, said the visit will promote fraternal links and valued-cooperation between the people and constituted authority.
He thanked the Governor for the completion of the road linking Irele Local government with Okitipupa and other neighbouring local governments which he said had stopped the sufferings of people travelling from Ilaje to Okitipupa.
“We equally commend you on your kind approval for the construction of 1km Secretariat/Sabomi road with Asphalt overlay. This is made possible in view of your genuine promise that major towns across the state will benefit from your good road network scheme.
“We appeal that you give further approval for the construction of the remaining part of the road to make life more meaningful for our people”, he said.
Odimayo who congratulated the Governor over his success at the just concluded House of Assembly election, said the success shows the acceptance of his administration by the people which is not unconnected with the Governor’s unprecedented administrative acumen that had resulted in laudable people-oriented projects across the state.
He assured the governor of the unshakable support of the people of Irele for the success of his administration, adding that his achievements so far had added more credibility to his chances of second term in office ambition.
The Chairman who expressed concern over the Obaship crisis in the town, pleaded with the governor to help facilitate the process of appointing a new traditional ruler for the town.
Also speaking, the Ahaba of Ajagba, Oba Thomas Adesayo appreciated the governor for the various projects carried out in the area, especially on road construction and rehabilitation of schools.
The Monarch also appreciated the Governor for resuscitating the Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (OSUSTECH), which he said had developed from three faculties to seventeen following the intervention of the governor.
Ondo State Chairman of Cassava Growers Association, Mr Fela Olorunmodimu has disclosed that 6,400 hectares of land would be required for the cultivation of cassava to feed the proposed ethanol factory in the state .
He made the disclosure while speaking with The Hope in Akure, on the level of the preparedness of the Association, in ensuring that the factory does not experience dearth of the major raw material.
According to him, such considerable land is required to grow cassava for commercial purpose and to meet the demand of the factory, adding that about 150,000 metric tonnes will be needed annually for the project .
Olorunmodimu said over 5,000 cassava farmers particularly youths in the state are being restructured in the new planting season to meet the 350 metric tonnes per day requirement of the factory.
The chairman, who said agreement between the factory and his association is already on to ensure they plant according to the time table of the usage of the factory, stressed that the association is very much involved in the project.
“This project is like an answered prayer because where to sell our cassava has been a major challenge but now we bless God that Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu is bringing up this laudable project at this time.
” We are fully ready, we have all our farmers across the 18 local government areas of the state. We have well over 5,000 cassava farmers who have gone into cultivation because of the factory.
“And around April, we will be harvesting.I am quite sure that between 150 and 200 metric tonnes will be given to us to supply.
“And to ensure we meet the 350 metric tonnes per day requirement, we are restructuring our farmers particularly our youth farmers in this new planting season to cultivate according to the time table of the usage of the project. So we are very much in touch with the factory”, he explained.
Olorunmodimu who assured that finance will not be a problem said “on our own part, we are partnering with the Federal Government and the Central Bank of Nigeria to ensure that we have the Anchor Borrowers Programme for our farmers”.
“The state government still has a lot to do by providing enabling environment for farmers such as considerable land.
“So we really need government to do agricultural land clearing so that we can have enough land to cultivate.
“We also need machineries like tractors. If you look at the whole state, I don’t think we have up to 10 tractors. So we need tractors, planters, harvesters among others. If we have land and machineries are given to us then we can prepare our land”, he stressed.
The chairman assured that the demand for cassava by the factory will not result in food insecurity in the state but may lead to increase in the price of cassava products.
“Although, the price of cassava products like garri, pupuru will jump up but definitely it will be available. It is an opportunity for cassava farmers to smile.
“If you look at the price of garri and you compare it with the price of foods like beans, rice, you will discover that garri is very low.
The construction of 12km Okitipupa-Igbokoda Road is to provide an alternative way to ease heavy traffic in Okitipupa town.
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu stated this during an inspection of the level of work done on the road project which was flagged-off during his first year anniversary in office last year.
“The essence of this road is to divert traffic from inside Okitipupa town. We have to go through Okitipupa to Igbokoda and pass through markets and congested roads and we chose to have a bypass to assist traffic, hence the construction of the road.
“The Special Adviser on Infrastructure, Engr Raimi Aminu has been giving me reports on the level of works done here. We are just trying to traverse the construction now.
“A lot of work has been done at the other end of the road, it is a virgin road that we can now pass through and it is an achievement for us.
“For me, I know that we can trust the contractor because we know the type of work they do. We have seen their works in Ore and Owo”, he said
On his assessment of the job done so far, Akeredolu said the Company is doing a good job, saying he looks forward to their finishing on schedule and expressed the hope that if government is able to raise fund for them on time, it would accelerate the timely completion of the project.
“They have done far beyond the amount we have given them, so we have to struggle to get money for them to speed up their work.
“The terrain is very swampy and has to be stabilized. We thank CraneBurg for the good work it has been able to do”, he said.
Also, Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engr Raimi Aminu attributed the delay encountered to the fact that owners of the land have to be duly compensated before the contractor started the work.
He explained further that at the beginning of the project, so many culverts that would guarantee long life span for the project were constructed.
“That’s why it was delayed. According to the contractor, the contract duration is 24 months, but he promised that within the next 18 months, the project will be delivered
Aminu further explained that the road was put up to ease traffic congestion within Okitipupa township
Earlier, Site Manager of Craneburg Construction Company in Okitipupa, Elias Harb, said work commenced on the project four months ago.
“We started from the beginning and the end of it, to meet in the middle, this way will speed up the work and ensure that the road project which is to be completed in two years would be completed and delivered as fast as possible”, he said.
An eerie sensation swept through the Olusegun Agagu clan yesterday as the Ondo State government renamed the Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) after the late governor.
His son, Feyi obviously elated by the honour said the Agagu family “is humbled by the gesture from the government and people of Ondo State.
Feyi who spoke with The Hope on phone last night said the honour came as surprise and expressed profound appreciation done to the his late father.
He said his father would be greatly honoured in his grave because the university which he established and being renamed after him has become an excellent institution for training quality graduates in courses dearest to him.
He expressed hope that OSUSTECH will continue to showcase outstanding academic breakthroughs in core engineering courses like Marine Engineering, Port Management which shaped his father’s desire to establish the university.
He thanked Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for the great honour and called on the people to rally round to make the state the leader in the country.
In a related euphoria, Professor Akinsola Agagu, the late governor’s half brother said the gesture was timely and in the right direction.
Agagu, a political scientist said his brother made his mark and deserved to be honoured for establishing the university and funding the existing ones in the state. He also supported and financed education of all levels, so I think it is a well deserved honour.
“But beyond that, he also made a laudable infrastructural achievement. It was part of his vision to actually re-invent skill acquisition in the state that was why he established University of Science and Technology in the state so as to produce skillful and well skilled graduates in the area of technology.
“This will also encourage people to do their best in whatever position they are and leave good legacies behind.
The family of late Agagu will surely appreciate this, for an illustrious son who had put in his best and for the incumbent governor to recognize and appreciate this, the family will remain grateful to him”.
The late ex-governor Chief of Staff who is the current Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, in the state, Mr Femi Agagu said the gesture was quite thoughtful of Governor Akeredolu to bestow the honour on one of his predecessors.
He said on behalf of the family and the teeming admirers of the good works of Dr Olusegun Agagu, thanked Governor Akeredolu for the gesture.
Reacting, a former Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Victor Olabimtan described the decision as the best, noting that the former Governor deserves it.
He described Dr Olusegun Agagu as a legend. Also, in her reaction, the Chairman of State Universal Basic Education, Princess Oladunni Odu said the entire Ikales welcome the decisions She described the seven years reign of Agagu as Governor as satisfactory because she said it brought honour to the state.
She said the Ikales will stand by Akeredolu for honoring their late illustrious son.
Also reacting, Senator Boluwaji Kunlere described Agagu as an illustrious son of Ondo State who deserve the honour.
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had announced the renaming during his thank-you-visit to Okitipupa local government area of the state yesterday.
He explained that the issue would be tabled before the State House of Assembly when the two newly-elected members representing Okitipupa 1 and 2 constituencies, Akineogunde Akinfomide and Akinwumi Emmanuel would move the motion for the renaming of the University.
According to the governor, it is a decision that can only be taken by the House of Assembly and they would move the motion as their first assignment.
“You know we have Adekunle Ajasin University in Akungba and it won’t be bad to have Olusegun Agagu University in Okitipupa.
“When we came on board, we noticed that the university lacked infrastructural facilities, a good road network and other areas which we looked into and fixed them.
“The project would have been added to the museum of abandoned projects, hence the need for the major upgrades by this administration”, he said.
Akeredolu who thanked the people for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner during the last elections, lauded them and sought for their continued support for the party.
Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) says digital technology remains the only panacea to boost the economy. The governor while declaring open the second edition of digital training program organized by the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) in collaboration with the Premier Hub Innovation centre in Akure explains that, gone are the days when people labor so much to achieve little result.
Represented by his SSA on ICT Hon. Olumbe Akinkugbe, Akeredolu explains that, with relevant skills in advanced manufacturing technologies, young entrepreneurs will achieve more in the area of production.
According to him, the 5-day training has been carefully designed to expose the young entrepreneurs to modern tools, entrepreneurial skills, digital innovations and software that can redefine the future of their chosen careers.
In her goodwill message, the Acting Perm. Secretary of SITA Mrs Bunmi Omotola attributed the 2nd edition of the training to the resounding success of the first program. According to Mrs Omotola, multiple reports from the field indicated that large numbers of the first beneficiaries now have improved production with the use of digital technology.
In an interview, one of the facilitators of the training Mr. John Awodeyi informed that the 5-day intensive training will cover electric, building and automobile. About thirty entrepreneurs from the three senatorial districts of the state are taking part in the exercise.
The 11-member Committee approved for the creation of Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) by Ondo state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), will be inaugurated tomorrow.
The event will be held at the Cocoa Conference Hall, Governor’s Office, Alagbaka, Akure.
According to a press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor, Segun Ajiboye, the move, was in furtherance of the Governor’s avowed commitment towards bringing government nearer to the people.
He said the step would as well, accede to the people’s yearnings for expansion of democratic governance in the state.
The committee, according to the release, has three months to submit its report, with effect from the date of its inauguration.
The statement further explained that the Commitee, chaired by Lanke Odogiyan, Esq, has Mr. Deji Akinwalere as its Secretary.
Other members of the commitee include; Charles Titiloye, Esq, Mrs. Yinka Oladapo Alabi, Yinka Adeyosoye, Esq, Prince Ajose Kudehinbu, Chief Bunmi Fasonu, A. A Akindele Esq, Mrs. G Mojisola Ajayi, Chief Ojo George Fajemilusi and Surveyor Gani Agunbiade.
“Terms and Reference of the committee include : To invite written / Oral memoranda from the public, screen all memoranda and make recommendations to the state government.
“To make extensive consultations with the communities and their leaders and recommend provisional adjustment of the boundaries or proposed LCDAs, where neccessary.
“The commitee is also expected to recommend to the state government, the procedure for the creation of Local Council Development Areas out of the existing 18 Local Government Area in Ondo state”, the statement said.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had on Monday tasked communities to summit memoranda for the creation of Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
Governor Akeredolu stated this on Monday at a thank you tour visit to Irele in Irele Local Government area of the State.
Akeredolu noted that LCDAs would bring more developmental strides to the state.
He however thanked the people of the town for the support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Assembly election and asked the people to support the government so that more developmental projects would be executed in the town.
The Industrialization efforts of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, will soon receive a major boost as the cassava to ethanol plant at the Ondo /Linyi Industrial Hub within Ore Industrial Park, Ore will soon be ready for operation.
Massive work is currently ongoing on the cassava to ethanol plant. The plant is a product of one of the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Akeredolu’s administration and the Linyi Municipal Republic in China during the Governor's visit to China last year.
The vision of the Governor to industrialize the state for economy prosperity is yielding more positive results.
When completed, the cassava to ethanol plant will need 300 to 400 tons of cassava daily. What this means is that cassava farmers in the state will have a ready market at the plant. With an estimation of about 1million tons annually, the cassava to ethanol plant will also afford the state the unique opportunity to key into the Federal Government initiative of Cassava off - takers.
This plant alone provides a window of employment opportunities for the youths in the state.
When penultimate last week Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN muted the idea of a statewide tour, the import, prospect and benefit were not immediately known. Some pessimists and crepehangers also dismissed and tagged it as another political jamboree.
Undauntedly, on Monday, 18th March Governor Akeredolu set out for the scheduled week-long statewide tour beginning from Irele Local Government Area, in the Southern Senatorial District of the State. As early as 9:00 am, the people were eagerly waiting for the arrival of Mr Governor at the entrance of Irele – the headquarters of Irele Local Government Area.
When he eventually arrived, Mr Governor had no option than to emerge from his SUV to acknowledge cheers from the excited crowd chanting AKETI. At Igbekebo and Igbokoda the headquarters of Ese- Odo and Ilaje Local Government Areas respectively, the accolades and warm reception didn’t dwindled in spite of the scorching sun.
The people love to see the Governor, not necessarily because of his clean-shaven white handlebars beard. But because Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has turned Ondo state to one huge construction site. For instance, in the Southern District the ongoing construction of Ore flyover interchange bridge, the 12 kilometer Okitipupa /Igbokoda bypass and many more, all testifying to the singular fact that the Governor is relentless in his pursuit to transform the State.
Although, the Governor statewide tour was tagged a ” Thank You Visit ” it wears the significance of three togas. The visit provides an ample opportunity for Mr Governor to interact with the people -to say thank you for your supports. Not only that, Governor Akeredolu again has the chance to feel his people- their pains and gains
Extemporaneously, too, it presents an opportunity for Mr Governor on one hand to give account of stewardship and the people on the other hand an instant feedback. We saw yesterday, the Governor highlighted projects executed in the various domains visited and the people’s confirmation or observation.
Since assumption of office on 24th February, 2017, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has seen the state as one and thus treated it so. In other words, no part of the state has been neglected so far. The visit provides yet another moment to take midterm assessment of the social contract, vis-a-vis his performance, in terms of projects execution and good governance.
Most importantly, the Governor is at liberty to juxtapose progress reports on files and what is obtainable on sites. Further more, Governor Akeredolu will take a grandstanding areal view of the State as a whole. As the Governor and his entourage move from one Local Government Area to another he’s also on inspection tour of ongoing various projects awarded by his administration. He monitors the quality of jobs and its progress simultaneously.
The statewide tour of Governor Akeredolu is a win-win as it provides an ample opportunity for the people to point out areas where the Governor has faltered and applaud him where he has excelled, so far the approval rating is overwhelming.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has given members of the newly set up 11- member committee for the Creation of Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs in Ondo state 90days to conclude its job.
According to a statement by the chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Segun Ajiboye, the Committee is chaired by Lanke Odogiyan and Mr. Deji Akinwalere as Secretary.
The committee will be inaugurated by Governor Akeredolu this week’s Thursday in Akure.
The committee that has three months to submit its report, with effect from the date of its inauguration is to invite written and Oral memoranda from the public, screen all memoranda and make recommendations to the state Government.
Speaking at a THANK YOU VISIT to Ese-Odo and Irele local government areas, Akeredolu tasked communities to summit memoranda for the creation of Local Council Development Areas (LCDA).
He said In an efforts to ensure rapid development and bring governance closer to the grassroots, the LCDAs would be created.
Akeredolu thanked the people of the town for the support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Assembly election and asked the people to support the government so that more developmental projects would be executed in the town.
In a remark, the state chairman of APC, Mr Ade Adetimehin commended developmental strides of the present administration targeting at improving the welfare of the masses.
Here is the full text of the Press statement on Membership of the Committee:
In furtherance of his avowed commitment to bring government nearer to the people, as well accede to the people’s yearnings for expansion of democratic governance, Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has approved the constitution of an 11- member committee on Creation of Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.
The Committee is chaired by Lanke Odogiyan, Esq, while Mr. Deji Akinwalere will serve as Secretary.
Other members of the committee include : Charles Titiloye, Esq, Mrs. Yinka Oladapo Alabi, Yinka Adeyosoye, Esq, Prince Ajose Kudehinbu, Chief Bunmi Fasonu, A. A Akindele Esq, Mrs. G Mojisola Ajayi, Chief Ojo George Fajemilusi and Surveyor Gani Agunbiade.
The committee will be inaugurated by Governor Akeredolu on Thursday, 21st March, 2019, at the Cocoa Conference Hall, Governor’s Office, Alagbaka, Akure.
The committee has three months to submit its report, with effect from the date of its inauguration.
Terms and Reference of the committee include : To invite written / Oral memoranda from the public, screen all memoranda and make recommendations to the state Government. To make extensive consultations with the communities and their leaders and recommend provisional adjustment of the boundaries or proposed LCDAs, where necessary.
The committee is also expected to recommend to the state Government the procedure for the creation of Local Council Development Areas out of the existing 18 Local Government Area in Ondo state.
The Governor congratulates the Committee members on their appointment.
CPS to the Governor.
Traditional rulers in Ese- Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State have commended the Akeredolu-led administration for the various infrastructural development in their domains.
The Kalasuwe of Apoi Land, Oba (Professor) Sunday Amuseghan spoke during the governor's thank you visit to Ese - Odo Local Government Area on Monday, 18th March, 2019.
The Kalasuwe in his eloquent speech highlighted the projects executed by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in Ese Odo Local Government, which includes the Sabomi Road, rehabilitation of the general hospital at Igbekebo, renovation of primary schools across various communities in the Local Government.
The Governor used the event to thank the good people of the Local Government, party members and leaders of thoughts for their supports during the last elections.
Governor Akeredolu promised to do more and complete all ongoing projects in the area.
Like every developed society which runs on the sole machinery of technological advancement especially in the distribution of government scarce resources the Ondo State government under the leadership of Governor Rotimi Odunayo Akeredolu has taken numerous bold steps to make the sunshine state one of the industrial hub of the most populous black nation, Nigeria.
The Industrialization efforts of Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has come into fruition with a large percent of her effort being inputted into signing over Six Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Linyi Municipal Republic of China.
One of such MOU’s worthy of note is the recent signed with the Win – Win Textile company of the aforementioned big China company. A unique and sincere process taken with much seriousness saw the government communicating her good intent from negotiation, structural plan down to the implementation process.
Today, a new Textile mill located at the Ondo /Linyi Industrial Hub within Ore Park, with all the commercial facilities commencing production in place has since been the emergence of a new labor force and abundant resources to steer the affairs of state towards the promise land envisaged for her by her founding fathers.
In the same vein, it would interest you to note that with just the first phase of the production there existed featuring of various types of sewing, embroidery and polyester threads which are all in full swing while clothing materials of Ankara and Lace brands are expected to make the second phase of processing.
It is expected that this would bridge the labor gaps of all residents across the states, revitalize the state internal generated revenues for the actuality of other same projects and settle the ever dynamic demands of her citizenry.
Indeed these moves are uncommon and our caps must be doffed for such leadership demonstrated by His Excellency, Arakunrin Rotimi Odunayo Akeredolu as the Ondo state government under his watch has since demonstrated a rare gift of sincerity and consistency.