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Owo Agog As Akeredolu Gets Rousing Reception
  • Nov 16, 2019

Owo, the hometown of the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) on Saturday, November 16, 2019 went into wild celebrations as the people of the town trooped enmass to receive the Governor into the town.


Governor Akeredolu, who was in Abuja for few weeks where he attended to some official matters before returning to Akure last week Friday amidst pomp and peagantry, entered into the ancient town of Owo in a blaze of glory.

The Governor, who was visiting his hometown for the first time after his return from Abuja last Friday, was ushered into his town by his people who welcomed him with drum and music from Emure Junction into the ancient town.


Governor Akeredolu had a stopover at the Palace of the Olowo of Owo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye III where he appreciated the people of Owo and the state at large for their support and prayers.

His Imperial Majesty, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye III sought the support of the people of the state to enable the Governor continue to deliver on his people-oriented programs.


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Akeredolu Receives Senate President, Others In Ondo
  • Nov 15, 2019

Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Friday, November 15, 2019 received the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and other principal officers of the Senate at the Government House, Alagbaka, Akure.

The Senate President,  alongside Senator Ajayi Borrofice, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele and other senators are in the state to visit one of their own, Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, who was involved in a road accident recently.

Receiving the lawmakers at the Government House, Arakunrin Akeredolu thanked the Senate President for deeming it fit to come by himself and visit Senator Tofowomo.

According to the Governor, the decision of the Senate President to leave the seat of power in Abuja to visit Tofowomo has demonstrated his good leadership quality.

He said:" The senate President, let me thank you for your consideration and decision to stop by. Sir, that you, as the President of the Senate, left Abuja to be here to see one of your own, Senator Nicholas Tofowomo has demostrated your very good leadership quality. You could have sent any of your member, but that you led this wonderful team to pay him a visit, we thank you sir.

"Your decision to see the senate as one is wonderful. Even within the party, we argue, there will be different opinions. The nation is the most important thing .

"We have a President that’s so respected all over the world we all respect him, we must work with him. I thank you for this decision of the spirit of oneness."

Earlier, the Senate President informed the Governor that he was in the state with other Principal officers to visit one of the members who was involved in an accident.


He said:"We also felt we should pay you this visit to thank you for giving us this kind of warm treatment since we arrived at the airport. We are going to Ondo to visit one of our colleagues who was involved in an accident . We want to go and pray with him and take the message of the senate that we are with him at all time.

"In the senate today, we all work together. It’s a conscious decision of the senate that all of us work together to give the required support to the Federal Government to perform Well in the country. We all want to see the security improve and we want to see an economy that works for everyone and all of us are in this."

Olabode Richard Olatunde
Special Assistant to the Governor (New Media)
November 15, 2019


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NAWOJ Applauds Governor Akeredolu Over Appointments Of More Women
  • Nov 15, 2019

The Nigeria Association Of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in Ondo state has commended, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN for the appointment of more women into his government.

The Chairperson of the Association, Doris Olumoko in a Press Release signed by the Secretary Patience Ibeh said the move reflects the governor’s interest in the development and empowerment of women in the state.

The statement added that the gesture will open developmental doors for more women to participate in governance.

NAWOJ enjoined other political office holders to emulate the governor’s gesture.

PRESS STATEMENT

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has approved the appointment of Mrs. Margaret Atere as his Senior Special Assistant on Women Affairs.

The appointment is with immediate effect.

Arakunrin Akeredolu congratulates the appointee as she joins the governor to further push forward the efforts aimed at developing the state.

Similarly, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has approved the appointments of the following persons as his Senior Special Assistants on Women Mobilization:

Chief (Mrs.) Akeju- Northern Senatorial District
 
Mrs. Ronke Ojo- Central Senatorial District.
 
Mrs. Morenike Alaka- Southern Senatorial District

Meanwhile, Mrs. Lanre Oyelade has been appointed as a part-time member of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

She replaces Mrs. Ronke Ojo on the board of SUBEB.

The Governor congratulates the new appointees and wishes them success in their new assignments.

Segun Ajiboye
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor

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FOWOSO to Hold 2nd Summit in December
  • Nov 14, 2019

As part of activities marking its second anniversary, the Foundation for Wives of Ondo State Officials and Female Political Appointees will on 4th and 5th December, 2019, hold a 2-day Summit with the theme, “Prioritising Women’s Health and Well being in Nigeria”.

The Foundation, the brain-child of the Wife of the Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu – Akeredolu, was launched on 7th December, 2017, with the core aim to drive women empowerment and self actualisation in Ondo state.
 
In a Press Release issued by the Special  Assistant to Mrs. Akeredolu on Media, Miss Oluwatobi Fademi, the Summit which will hold  at the International Culture and Event Centre (The Dome), Igbatoro Road, Akure and the Arcade Ground, opposite the State’s Ministry for Women Affairs and Social Development in Akure by 10: 00 a.m respectively.

According to her, the summit is expected to educate and expose women to the significance of taking their health serious as well as sensitizing them about measures that could be utilised to forestall occurrences inimical to the safety and wellness of their families.


 
“At the Summit, opinion leaders, women advocates, accomplished entrepreneurs and career driven male and female personalities will deliver keynote addresses and lectures on carefully selected topics and issues that bother on women empowerment and self actualization in Ondo State.

She noted that the summit is part of efforts to continually empower the women folk and strategically prepare them as active participants at the decision making table, particularly as the Akeredolu led administration is determined to further empower women in the State, implement gender balanced policies and other issues that could aid and distinguish development of Ondo women as an indispensable entity in the society.
 
She added that the summit will aprovide an opportunity for evaluating the efforts of FOWOSO at refining the potentials of Ondo State women in the past two years and driving women towards self actualisation need.

Meanwhile, the Founder of the Foundation and convener of the Summit, Arabinrin Akeredolu and other distinguished personalities will also encourage, motivate, and support women on the cogent needs required to adapt and make them more useful for the society, being healthier and of immense assistance to their families and the society, in general.


 
It will create empowerment and value reorientation, in the biggest form and participants at the Summit will go home with fresh ideas that will make lasting impact.

The event will feature the highly celebrated FOWOSO raffle draw with mouth watering prizes, PZ sponsored cooking and dancing competitions.

There will be a display of the breast cancer awareness dance, ‘SEKEM’ and Crawlers race competition as parts of the attractions outlined to engage participants, reveal and build their potentials and go home with fascinating packages.

“FOWOSO, within two years of its establishment, has impacted on the lives of thousands of women and youths across the State, through distribution of empowerment materials, skill acquisition, ICT training for youths.


 
“And this signifies a new dawn in the State and concerted efforts geared towards complementing the programmes and activities of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN at bringing governance nearer to the people and ensuring they have access to the dividends of democracy”, says Fademi

According to her, no fewer than 5000 participants are expected to attend the summit from across the length and breadth of Nigeria.

Personalities like the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, his Kwara State counterpart and his wife, Alhaji and Mrs. Olufolake Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, former Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Prof. Modupe Adelabu are also expected to grace the occasion.

Other expected guests are the Chief Executive Officer, Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema and the Olugbo of Ugbo land and his wife, Oba Frederick Akinruntan Obateru, top government functionaries, women advocates and other important personalities are expected to attend the Summit. Says the statement.

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Ondo State Govt Commences Rehabilitation of Failing Roads In Ondo
  • Nov 14, 2019

The State Government has started the rehabilitation and repair of the failed portions of federal roads across the state.

The exercise, which took off in Ondo on Monday, is being carried out to prevent total collapse of the road and also bring succour to motor users.

Different equipments have been deployed to the Valentino junction of the Ondo-Ife road, where the rehabilitation work began.

 Drainage works have commenced, removal of unsuitable materials from the failed portions is in progress, while haulaging of  boulders to stabilise the area is also being done.

Speaking with newsmen when the management of Ministry of Works visited the scene, Works and Infrastructure Commissioner, Mr.  Saka Yusuf Ogunleye said the state government had to carryout the repairs as it had become inevitable.

"We are working here to fix this road because our people are the end users, the federal government stand not to refund money spent on its roads by state government notwithstanding. Due to the fact that this administration has a reputation for quality road infrastructure, we cannot turn a blind eye while this road go into total ruin. This is not the first time we are doing this. We did same at Owo-Ikare and Owo-Ipele roads. 

The Special Adviser to Mr. Governor on Works, Lands and Infrastructure, Engineer Raimi Aminu said the failed portion and other potholes in Ondo would be attended to.
According to him, the rehabilitation work was delayed by the prolonged rainy season.

Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mrs. Lola Julianah Fagbemi, who is an indigene thanked Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Aketi SAN for showing love and responsiveness to Ondo peoples plight.
She said the Governor had shown himself as a statesman.

A member of the State House of Assembly, Honourable Leonard Akinribido described the rehabilitation as a thing of joy, adding that the Governor was demonstrating to the world that democracy was meant to solve peoples challenges.

Sunday Ajibola,
Head Media,
Ministry of Works and Infrastructure



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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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