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Ifon Indigenes And Residents Shower Encomiums On Governor Akeredolu As Construction of 2.65km Araromi Road Nears Completion
  • May 10, 2021

It was jubilation and praise singing galore today as the people of Ifon in Ose local government area trooped out enmasse to welcome representatives of the Governor Akeredolu, who paid an inspection visit to their road under construction.

The residents led by political office holders, traditional rulers, APC members and others came out in large numbers to welcome Commissioner for Lands and Infrastructure, Engineer Raimi Aminu, his Information counterpart, Mr. Donald Ojogo and Owo/Ose member of House of Representatives, Honourable Timehin Adelegbe.


The visiting team in company of the contractor, Engr. Jamil Alkhouri and the appreciative crowd thereafter inspected the area already asphalted to check its level of compliance. 

  Addressing newsmen after the inspection, Lands and Infrastructure Commissioner, Engr. Raimi Aminu, who expressed delight on the work done so far, said the road project was being executed to solve multiple problems of the people, occasioned by its hitherto poor state..

“This is one of the cluster of roads comprising Ikaro and Ipele that we are working on in this axis. The Governor, Arakunrin Akeredolu decided to construct this road due to its deplorable and non motorable state. We have put a channel of 2/1.2 meters to accommodate the huge volume of water coming from the hills in order to check flooding. We have a big hospital, school and other amenities here, which the people could not access due to its former bad state. The people have endured this situation for about fifteen years. This has been making them to take longer routes to their destinations outside Ifon. Furthermore, the road is the most popular and most strategic in this town as it connects people going to and coming from Benin, Edo State and others travelling to Owo. The road should be ready for commissioning soon to mark the first 100 days of the governor in office”

The engineer handling the project, Engr. Jamil Alkhouri assured that the road would be completed in two weeks as the most tasking part, which was about 80% has been taken care.

A member of the House of Representatives for Owo/Ose Constituency, Honourable Timehin Adelegbe, the Caretaker Chairman of Ose, Hon. Adekunle Dennis and the Regent of Ifon, Prince Joseph Ayayi among others all showered encomiums on Arakunrin Akeredolu for solving their age long road problem.

“The Governor has been living up to and beyond our expectations here. In this local government alone, this is the fifth major road project. He is the best man to govern this state as far as provision of social amenities here is concerned. The man has improved our fortune with his assistance in all areas. We are glad to witness the top quality roads that are executed in Abuja and Lagos being replicated here.”

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure, Engr. Allen Idowu and some top management members were on the Governor’s representatives team.

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Aiyedatiwa urges youths to be creative
  • Apr 26, 2021

Ondo State Deputy Governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa has promised that the State will continue to support National Association of Ondo State Students ( NAOSS ).

This promised was made yesterday when the national leadership of NAOSS led by their President, Comrade Kikiowo Ayoade paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor in his office.

While welcoming them, the Deputy Governor declared that, youths are the foundation of any society.

“Their energies, inventiveness, character and orientation define the pace of development and security of a nation”. he said.

Aiyedatiwa further posited that through the creative talents of the youths and their labour power, a nation would make a giant strides in economic development and socio-political attainments.

He equally informed that, in order to further harness the peculiar talents of the youths in the State, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, has prioritised youth empowerment in the State’s 2021 budget.

And that, the budget was carefully designed to meet the aspirations of the teeming youths by focusing on sectors with job creating potential like agriculture, construction and technology, he said.

The Deputy Governor equally assured NAOSS that the requests they made in the letter submitted by them would be look into and the needful would be done.

In their own response, NAOSS commended Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration particularly in the area of payment of 2021 WASC senior school examination fees in Ondo State

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Aiyedatiwa Visits Sunshine Stars, Reiterates Government Resolve to Transform Team
  • Apr 26, 2021

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Honourable Lucky Aiyedatiwa, as promised has visited Sunshine Stars FC during training and reaffirm the Aketi-led government commitment to changing the narratives around team.

Aiyedatiwa who is the chairman of the three-man committee set up to steer the affairs of Ondo State Football Agency (ODSFA); Sunshine Stars and Sunshine Queens, met with the group after an evening session on a raining Wednesday in Akure.

While addressing the players and officials at the indoor sports hall of the Ondo State Sports Complex, Aiyedatiwa reiterated government’s resolve to support the course of the Owena Whales and save the team from relegation.

“I have come to see your training, though the rain did not let me watch you do your thing, I will have to come again some other time. I want to assure you of government’s readiness to improve the team, support you in every possible way and make sure Sunshine don’t go on relegation.

“You see all those who are being owed will be paid. When governor Rotimi Akeredolu came in as a governor in 2017 he met arrears of salaries owed by the past administration and he paid it all, believing workers deserved their wages, his stance on that is sacrosanct.

The Deputy Governor also emphasized on the need to see and run football as a real big business that it is, for sustainable operation, profit and better welfare for all personnel.

“Football is a big profitable business and should not be handled in a civil service way, but professionally. Selling two or three among you abroad can generate enough money to manage this team without the usual government funds, particularly at this time of dwindling economy occassioned by the impact of COVID-19.” Aiyedatiwa concluded.

Coach Gbenga Ogunbote, Team Manager, Tokunbo Akinyelure and Captain Sunday Abe took turn to expressed gratitude to the Deputy Governor for the visit and his interest in the team, but all stressed the need to improve the team’s plight swiftly.

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We must unite against insecurity – APC
  • Apr 26, 2021

The issue of insecurity in the country has found expression in terrorist and criminal activities of Boko Haram, bandits, kidnappers, rustlers and recently the highly condemnable attacks on security formations in some states. These are current realities and the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not play politics with matters of life and our collective wellbeing as a nation.

As a progressive party in government, we are fully-focussed on identifying and bringing to book the perpetrators and sponsors of this hydra-headed insecurity monster and consolidating on our visible development strides. While the party sympathises with all affected by the security incidents, we call on all to unite against insecurity and criminality, however expressed.

Only in safety can we enjoy the current agriculture revolution which has seen Nigeria achieve self-sufficiency in rice and other staple food items. Only in safety can we enjoy the current infrastructure revolution that has witnessed the rehabilitation, construction and reconstruction of over 13,000 kilometers of critical federal roads, construction of thousands of affordable and acceptable housing and ofcourse the ongoing national railway projects gainfully connecting cities and towns across the country.

Again, we must not fall for the plot of sectarian opportunists and unpatriotic partisans who have swarmed the public space with divisive rhetoric in furtherance of their selfish plot to exploit the security situation for hideous gains. It is dangerous to national security and we should not let them succeed. The President Muhammadu Buhari administration is criminalising crime, not ethnicity. The president’s charge to the newly-appointed service chiefs was clear: “We are in a state of emergency. Be patriotic, serve the country well, as your loyalty is to the country”.

Our security services deserve our continued support and cooperation as they undertake their constitutional duty to safeguard citizen’s life, property and our territorial integrity. In our private and public spaces, we have a duty to be vigilant and volunteer information on strange and suspicious activities around us. The President Buhari government will continue and strategically deploy all state resources in achieving public safety.

We must shun the antics and activities of unpatriotic and sectarian opportunists fanning divisive embers, promote peaceful coexistence, eschew bitterness and unite against insecurity and crime, for the development of the country.

From the Ogbomosho taxi driver who was born and lives his productive life in Kaduna State; the Igbo trader who is the Chairman of the Ladipo spare parts market association in Lagos state to the Kano-born Hausa businessman investing and building sugar, cement, petrochemical plants around the country and employing thousands. Despite our natural differences in culture, religion and ethicities, we are more patriotic, alike and united than bigots, sectarian opportunists and unpatriotic partisans try to make us believe. We have a collective stake in our country’s security and ensuring that Nigeria works for all.

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Port Ondo, others our 2nd Term targets —Akeredolu
  • Mar 2, 2021

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu yesterday disclosed that his administration’s investment and industrialization drive will be accelerated in the next four years of his second term.
The Governor, particularly, pointed that the Port Ondo and other iconic projects will remain the signature projects in his second term industrialization strategy.
He declared this at the thanksgiving service held to commemorate his successful second term inauguration and his deputy, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
The Special Thanksgiving Service held at the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew’s, Imola, Owo, rounded off the six-day activities lined up for the inauguration which started last week Tuesday February 22 , attracted dignitaries across the country.
The church auditorium was full to the brim with dignitaries from all walks of life including the Governor’s mother, Evangelist Grace Akeredolu.
Other dignitaries included: The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Rev’d Henry Ndukuba, his wife and several other Archbishops, Bishops and Priests within and outside the state.
While hoping that more investors will find the Sunshine State an investment destination, Governor Akeredolu said he will keep on encouraging investment in agriculture and agro-allied industries as a way of generating gainful employment opportunities for the teeming populace.
He assured that his administration will not hold back on its drive for excellence in education with needed attention to secondary schools, both in structure and in staffing, adding that all his administration’s programmes will continue to be pursued with a renewed vigour.
“We are hopeful that more investors will find our dear State the investment destination of this country.
Education, Agriculture and Human Capacity Development will continue to receive the needed fillip.
“We will not hold back on our drive for excellence in education. We will give the much needed attention to our secondary schools, both in structure and in staffing. We will keep on encouraging investment in agriculture and agro-allied industries as a way of generating gainful employment opportunities for our teeming populace. Generally, all our programmes will continue to be pursued with a renewed vigour”, the Governor emphasised.
The Governor also expressed confidence that his new deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, would be an added value to his administration.
He used the occasion to appreciate his mum, Evangelist Grace Akeredolu, who was physically present at the service and who also turned 89 years few days ago, for her support and prayers at all times.
Akeredolu, thanked God for everything he has done in his life, said his past four years have been service to God and the people of the state.
The Governor who disclosed that the occasion was not a time for speech making but to give thanks to God, further revealed that his next four years would ensure accelerated investment and industrialisation drive.
He equally thanked the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Rev’d Henry Ndukuba, his wife for finding time to personally grace the occasion. He appreciated all Archbishops, Bishops and priests of the Church of Nigeria, all invited guests including traditional rulers who came to rejoice with him, saying the honour done him by the visit would remain evergreen in his memory.
In his sermon, Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Rev’d Henry Ndukuba congratulated the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on his inauguration for a second term in office as Governor of the Sunshine State.
He lauded Governor Akeredolu who is also the Chancellor of Owo Diocese, Anglican Communion, for deeming it fit to come to the presence of God to appreciate Him and commit the second term in office in His hand, saying it is clear that his second term would be full of more achievements and successes.
According to him, the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving brought to God by the Governor has shown that the Governor has not taken what God has done in his life for granted, stressing that by starting with God, his latter glory shall be greater than the former.
The Primate who described governor Akeredolu as a pride to Christendom and particularly the Anglican Church, also encouraged the governor not to weaver on his commitment to the service of God and the people with assurance of divine covering for him to perform better and greater than his first tenure.
He observed that leadership in Nigeria today is more challenging than before because of insecurity including banditry, kidnapping, herdsmen attacks, corruption among others, which have ravaged the country.
He, however, expressed confidence that despite the numerous challenges, Nigeria would stand and no enemy would break up the country.

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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

Manufacturing

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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