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Go into large cassava farming, Ondo farmers advised
  • Mar 25, 2019

Farmers in Ondo state have been advised to go into large scale cassava farming in order to meet the expected massive demand of Cassava to Ethanol industry which would soon begin operations in the state.

The State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu dropped the hint at Igbara-Oke, the headquarters of Ifedore Local Government area while interfacing with the people during his thank-you-visit to the council area.
 
The governor specifically said all available cassava in the state  can never be enough to serve the Ethanol industry located at Ore, the headquarters of Odigbo Local Government area of the state.

Akeredolu explained that by the time the industry fully takes off, it would need large quantity of cassava, which would also improve the economy of cassava farmers and the state at large.

 He therefore called on farmers in the state to go into large scale production of cassava which would in turn generate high incomes to farmers.

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Ondo state set to host stakeholders meeting on birth registration
  • Mar 25, 2019

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In furtherance of her commitment to improving primary health care, enhanced birth registration and support to the administration of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, the First Lady of Ondo State, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu will, on Tuesday 26th March, 2019, hold a stakeholders meeting on birth registration with strategic stakeholders in the state and beyond.

This is aimed at charting a new course for birth registration programme in Ondo State and Nigeria at large.

According to the Special Assistant (Media) to Her Excellency, Miss Tobiloba Fademi, the theme of the programme is “Stakeholders Meeting: for the visibility of every child” and is expected to hold at the Centre for Events and Culture (The Dome), Igbatoro road, Akure at 10a.m.

Dignitaries expected at the event include the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Wife of Osun State Governor, Mrs. Kafayat Oyetola, Wife of Edo State Governor, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Others are Pathfinder International, National Population Commission, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), National Primary Health Care Development Agency and other internationally recognised individuals and institutions.

This stakeholders meeting follows the successful implementation of the pilot phase of the programme (Olori Connection – Accelerated Birth Registration Programme) designed to improve birth registration in Ondo state by the Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu Foundation (BAAF) in collaboration with National Population Commission and Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Board.

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Adetimehin lauds Akeredolu over proposed LCDAs
  • Mar 25, 2019

The chairman of the  All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state, Ade Adetimehin, has applauded  Governor   Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for considering it necessary to embark on local government tours.

Adetimehin explained that the thank-you visits by the governor to all the 18 Local Government areas of the state in appreciation of the support APC received from the people, especially in the Presidential/National Assembly and the state House of Assembly elections showed that the governor is not an ingrate.
 
According to  Adetimnehin, the party is still in celebration mood following the overwhelming victory of the APC in the last House of Assembly election in the state.

It would be recalled that the ruling APC won 23 of the 26 seats while the opposition PDP and ZLP won two and one seats respectively in the just concluded House of Assembly poll.

Adetimehin disclosed that the local government tour has provided an opportunity for governor Akeredolu to interface with the people of the state and as well present them the scorecards of his government within the last two years in office.

He added that the thank-you visits was a clear indication that the governor and the party valued and appreciated the people’s support, saying that Akeredolu and the APC would continue to be appreciative and provide good governance.

“What we are doing now is to show appreciation. Having done the party proud, as a leader of the party the governor has embarked on tour of the 18 Local Government Areas to appreciate the people, the party members and the citizens of Ondo State for standing by him and for doing him proud.
 
“The governor is thanking the people, appreciating them and also telling them the scorecards of his administration-what he has been able to do in the last two years. You know his government is a government of the people by the people and for the people.

“Everything is interactive in nature, asking them these are what I have done for you, is true that I have done them or not? Are you satisfied with them in terms of road, building of new schools and provision of potable water and many other people-oriented projects.

“We are happy that people responded well by saying, Mr governor you have done us proud, go on with your good works”, he said.

He further urged all and sundry to continue to support Akeredolu led APC government in the state to enable government deliver on more dividends of good governance to the citizenry.

Adetimehin appreciated the people across the state for the warm reception given to the governor and his entourage so far, saying that government would continue to appreciate them.

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC),  in the state described as laudable initiative the decision of the State Government to create Local Council Development Authorities (LCDAs).

The importance of bringing government closer to the people, particularly in a developing setting, according to the party, can not be overemphasised.

In a statement made available to journalists by the State Publicity Secretary of the  party Mr. Alex Kalejaye, said with that singular decision, the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s government has once more demonstrated his unquenchable thirst for rural development and unrivalled concern about the welfare of the people.

He wholeheartedly supports the idea that will facilitate rapid development, generate employment opportunities and boost the economy of the new development centres that will be created.

“We congratulate members of the LCDAs committee and urge them to be thoroughly committed to the onerous task and be guided by a deep sense of patriotism to justify the confidence reposed in them,” he advised.

According to the statement, the party also commended governor for his patriotic and unbiased approach to decision making, particularly in renaming the State University of Science and Technology after the late former State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Agagu.

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Rehabilitation of Akoko road projects begin soon - Akeredolu
  • Mar 25, 2019

Governor  Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has assured the people of Akoko North West Local Government area of the state that the construction of Akunnu-Ikaram-Okeagbe-Afin-Ogbagi-Irun road would commence soon.

Akeredolu gave the assurance during his thank-you-tour to Akoko North West and Akoko South East Local Government areas of Ondo North Senatorial District over their supports for candidates of APC during the last House of Assembly election.
 
He explained that the design of the road had been completed, while the contractors would soon be mobilized to site .

The Governor, who described Akoko North West as the home of progressive politics, thanked them for their loyalty and support for APC at all times.

Akeredolu also thanked the people of the area for the victory of both candidates representing the two constituencies at the recently concluded House of Assembly elections.

Earlier, Owa of Ogbagi-Akoko, Oba Victor Adetona who spoke on behalf of other traditional rulers in the local government, thanked the Governor for appointing indigenes of the local government into his cabinet.

While applauding Governor Akeredolu for the renovation of various Schools in the area, he appealed that construction works on their deplorable roads should commence in earnest.
 
At Isua, in Akoko South East local government, Akeredolu commended the people of the area for their support for the party’s candidate which he said would in turn, usher in more democracy dividends to the people.

He added that apart from the renovation of many schools in the area and the rehabilitation of the Federal Government’s Owo-Ikare road which had cost the state government a lot, he assured that roads linking communities in the local government would be attended to.

The governor further promised to ensure the continuous spread of dividends of democracy to the local governments.

State chairman of APC, Ade Adetimehin, thanked people of the local governments for their massive support which gave the party victory.

 He enjoined them to continue to support the APC-led government in future elections for the dividends of good governance to abound.

Chairmen of both local government areas, Yomi Babatunde (Akoko South East and Ayodele Akande, Akoko North West who lauded the Governor for the  execution of various developmental projects across the state, appealed for the construction of linkage roads within their domains.

Earlier, the Olupe of Ipe-Akoko, Oba Francis Apata had thanked the governor for the rehabilitation of Owo-Ikare road, and schools.

He appealed for the rehabilitation of the deplorable Epinmi-Ikare-Oba-Ikun-Ipe-Isua road.

“We know they are Federal Government roads, but we appeal to you to use your connection to ensure that they are touched.

“Without road connectivity, our economy cannot improve in this area, but if you can get the roads rehabilitated, you don’t need to campaign for second term because the projects will speak for you, we want to have something to show to our people,” he appealed.


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Gov Akeredolu congratulates new Ondo NUJ officers
  • Mar 25, 2019

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has congratulated members and the new leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ondo State Council over the successful conduct of last Thursday’s election of the union.

The Governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Segun Ajiboye, said he looked forward to a robust working relationship and a harmonious partnership with the new leadership and the NUJ as a whole in the state.
 
He enjoined the Council, as partner in progress, to support the government in its developmental revolution across the state by projecting government’s policies and programmes and enlightening the people adequately.

Akeredolu challenged media professionals in the state and the country at large to uphold the ethics of their profession, which he described as the core eyes of the people.

He added that fair and accurate reportage must not be compromised on any ground, saying the media owe it a duty to be by the side of truth always.

Akeredolu reiterated his administration’s open door policy, especially as it relates to the media and to uphold their right to perform their assigned roles within the provision of the constitution.

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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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