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Yuletide: Mrs Akeredolu reaches out to over 1,500 children in Idanre LG with gifts
  • Dec 17, 2018
  • | hannah iwakun

As part of Activities to mark the Christmas Celebration the wife of the Ondo state Governor, Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu has distributed gift items to over 1,500 children in Idanre local government area of Ondo state.
The Christmas outreach was organized by the office of the wife of Ondo State Governor, in conjunction with Forum for Wives of Ondo State Officials, FOWOSO and Olori connection to put smiles on the faces of Ondo state Children and show them love at Christmas.

The wife of the governor was in Oka- Akoko the headquarters of Akoko South West yesterday and let the Children of the Northern Senatorial District have a sense of belonging.
The train will tomorrow move to Igbokoda the headquarters of Ilaje local Government Area to allow those Children in the Southern Senatorial District of the State enjoy the Christmas Goodies.

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Gov Akeredolu attends Isijola daughter’s wedding
  • Dec 17, 2018
  • | hannah iwakun

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, and dignitaries from diverse strata of the society from far and near have joined the families of Alaba Isijola and Dare Adebiyi on the occasion of the Holy Matrimony of their children.

The worship auditorium of All Saints’ Anglican Church, Ijapo Akure venue of the wedlock was filled to capacity with present and past top notch of the Ondo State bureaucracy in view of the relationships of fathers of the couple to the Public Service of the state.

The bridegroom, Sunday Akinwale is the son of Mr Dare Adebiyi who was a retired Permanent Secretary and former Chairman of Ondo State Civil Service Commission while the bride, Aarinola Omotola is the daughter of Mr Alaba Isijola, a former Head of Service and current Special Adviser to the Governor of Ondo State on Union Matters

A prayer session for the couple led by the retired Bishop of Akure Diocese, Anglican Communion, Rt. Revd Bolanle Gbonigi preceded a special thanksgiving and signing of the Marriage Certificate which Governor Akeredolu appended his signature on as a witness were items on the programme that climaxed the colourful ceremony.

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Mrs Akeredolu Thrills Ilaje Children with Christmas gifts
  • Dec 17, 2018
  • | hannah iwakun

The wife of Ondo state Governor, Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu today felicitated with children from Ilaje axis of the state at a special Christmas gift presentation , marking the yuletide season for Ondo state children.
The Christmas outreach was organized by the office of the wife of Ondo State Governor, in conjunction with Forum for Wives of Ondo State Officials, FOWOSO and Olori connection to put smiles on the faces of Ondo state Children and show them love at Christmas.

Mrs Akeredolu described the special session with Ilaje children as a very unique one as there was a huge turn out of kids from across Ilaje Local Government area.
The special gift presentation for kids by the Ondo state Governor’s wife had earlier held at Oka Akoko, Akoko South East Local government and Idanre Local government.
 In her speech at Igbokoda, the headquarters of Ilaje Local government, Mrs Akeredolu said the essence of the Christmas season is to show love , hence the resolve of the office of the Governor’s wife to cater for the special needs of the young ones by making sure they are showered with gifts at the yuletide.
Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu equally advised the kids to concentrate on their studies and to make sure that they did not drop out of school after primary school, stressing that the kids should endeavor to make it to the higher institution after their primary and secondary school learning.
She reiterated that the state government is most passionate about the education of children of schooling age in the state.
 Among the side attraction at the event were dancing competition where the best four dancers were handsomely rewarded with cash gifts, the special dance session of the Governor’s wife with FOWOSO members and presentation of gifts to the children.

The Governor’s wife have this to say about the event , “Santa Arabinrin in Ilaje: My last port of call in putting smiles on the faces of our children at the grassroots with Xmas goodies. Ilaje was a lot of fun. The children was excited and immediately took to dancing to show case their dance skills. We discovered some talents and Arabinrin appreciated them with cash gifts. In addition, I found a “grandson” who did everything I did. I waved, he waved too. Lol! He was among the best dancers. I must commend Mrs Aworetan, wife of former caretaker chairmen, Ilaje LG. She exceeded my expectations in her plans. That’s the product of FOWOSO. Capacity building, Measurable outcome, Impactful in every sense. I give her three gbosas in FOWOSO way! Ilaje, you are the
best!”

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Akeredolu Inaugurates New Caretaker Chairmen
  • Dec 17, 2018
  • | hannah iwakun

Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Friday, December 14, 2018 inaugurated the newly appointed Interim Caretaker Committee Chairmen of Local Government Councils in the state.

The eighteen Chairmen from the eighteen local government Councils in the state were inaugurated by the Governor at the Governor’s office, Alagbaka, Akure.

Governor Akeredolu charged the Council Chairmen to always put the people at the center of their actions and activities.

He said their development agenda must align with the aspiration of the people and that of the party so as to elicit the people’s co-operation and partnership.

According to the Governor, Rural Development and Community Extension Services is a core plank of the initiatives of his administration.

He disclosed that his administration had in recent times undertaken the grading of twenty-five kilometers rural roads in the 18 local governments and clearing of road verges

Akeredolu said “We are currently flagging off the asphalt overlay of one kilometer road in all the Local Governments

” These initiatives are in addition to the rural roads which we are going to rehabilitate under the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP)

 We have also undertaken the rehabilitation of some Federal roads in the State, all in a bid to give succour to our people and other road users

“We have made great strides this year in the areas of job creation, school feeding, waste disposal and rehabilitation of decaying public buildings, especially public primary schools

“In the coming months we intend to notch up in these activities and impact the lives of our people in a greater way.”

Governor Akeredolu while congratulating the new Chairmen, said they have been appointed to oversee the council for the next six months.

He said his administration will conduct the council election after the expiration of the six months period.

“Today marks another high-water mark in Local Government Administration in Ondo State with the inauguration of newly appointed Interim Caretaker Committee Chairmen to oversee the Councils for the next six months

“It would be recalled that we were set to organise an election at the Local Government level this year but in view of the fact that INEC was unable to provide the updated version of the voters register despite the continued requests for it by the State election body, the exercise had to be put on hold. “

The inauguration was attended by the Deputy Governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, Deputy Speaker, Hon. Ogundeji Iroju, Chairman of the APC in the state, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, members of the State Executive Council and Traditional rulers.

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Aisha Buhari Restates Resolve on Poverty Reduction
  • Dec 17, 2018
  • | hannah iwakun

Wife of the President, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has restated her resolve to contribute to the reduction of the level of poverty in the country and ensuring self-reliance among Nigerian women. She was flagging-off a Women Empowerment Programme of Future Assured Programme, organized in partnership with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) at Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Friday, 14th December 2018.

Mrs. Buhari, while addressing a massive crowd said 11, 600 women and youth would benefit from the programme. Giving a break-down, she said that 1,500 women and youths would be trained on vocational skills, while 1,000 others undergoing training would be given starter packs and a sum of N5,000 each.

She announced disbursement of interest-free loan to 1,000 beneficiaries, issuance of basic training certificates to 5,000 persons as well as other schemes as part of the empowerment package.

“Future Assured is contributing to this Programme with the empowerment of 4,000 women. As you are all aware, the importance of women economic empowerment cannot be over-emphasized. It specifically addresses the five goals of Sustainable Development Goals, SDG.”

She charged beneficiaries of the empowerment programme to be prepared to be successful entrepreneurs in order to combat poverty and unemployment in the state and country.

Senator Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Legislative Matters, said beneficiaries were selected across party lines after evaluation of their applications which he said, were submitted online. He appreciated the Management of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for partnering Future Assured Programme in the empowerment project.

Director-General of NDE, Dr. Nasiru Muhammad Ladan, said the aim of the programme is to empower the women and youth of the state in various trades so they become financially independent and contribute to the economy.

Dr. Ladan said the best way to reduce poverty was to target rural areas which the NDE continues to do while conducting a wide range of research using NIMC and other organizations to enable them determine the population in different areas of the country.

Dr. Nasiru expressed his gratitude to the wife of the President Aisha Buhari for her support through her Future Assured Programme.

Goodwill messages were delivered by many elders in the state including Chief Don Etiebet and Senator Godswill Akpabio.


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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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