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Southwest Governors will tackle the region's insecurity - Akeredolu
  • Jul 22, 2019

Ondo State governor and Chairman of the South West Governors' Forum, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has assured that the South West governors would tackle the various security challenges confronting the region.

Arakinrin Akeredolu gave the assurance in Akure, on Monday, during a condolence visit to Chief Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere after the burial of his daughter, Mrs Olufunke Olakunri who died at the age of 58 on 13th July at the Benin-Ore Expressway.

Speaking on behalf of the Southwest Governors, Governor Akeredolu said the region was confronted with a lot of security challenges, and expressed confidence that those responsible would be arrested.

"It is a serious security challenge but we are prepared to face the challenge, don't doubt it.

" Something drastic and urgent has to be done and we are determined to do it, there is no other way.

"This incident happened in Ondo State, so i have responsibility of security of lives and properties in the state.

"We want to give our words to get to the roots of the incident and get those responsible," he said.

Responding on behalf of the  Fasoranti Family, the Secretary General of Afenifere,Chief Sehinde Arogbofa, expressed profound thanks to the governors particularly on the remarks of Arakunrin Akeredolu, which he described as heartwarming and encouraging.

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Akeredolu seeks review of revenue formula over new minimum wage
  • Jul 22, 2019

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has pleaded with the Federal Government to urgently review the revenue formula to enable states and local governments to pay the new N30, 000 minimum wage.
He said Ondo State was not against the new minimum wage but that the Federal Government should review the revenue allocation sharing formula, by giving more money to states and councils to enable them implement the new minimum pay.

The governor stressed that his administration would support the implementation of the new wage, noting that his administration was committed to the welfare of the state’s workers.

He declared that in spite of shortfalls in revenue, the state government would not deprive the workers of their entitlements and benefits.

Also speaking with The Guardian on the matter, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo, affirmed that Akeredolu has always restated his administration’s commitment to the welfare of workers in the state’s service.

However, Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ondo State chapter, Sunday Adeleye, has revealed that the unions were waiting for the National Income Salary and Wages Commission (NISWC) to release the template for the new remuneration.

He said the timetable was not out and that its release by the Federal Government would form the basis for negotiation in Ondo State as organised labour could not negotiate without it.

“If we are to negotiate, what will be our data and what we be our point, where do we start from? We are waiting for the Federal Government to release the document so that we can take it up from there? As you can see, no state has done anything about the new minimum wage.

“I am sure the document will be out soon. Then we will know if the government is sincere or not. He had assured that as soon as the Federal Government releases the document, he will implement it,” Adeleye said.

Meanwhile, the ONDO State government yesterday alleged that it has uncovered a plot by some politicians to embark on a well-rehearsed campaign of calumny against the Governor Akeredolu-led administration.

In a statement issued in Akure, Ojogo described the plot as ignoble and inhuman, saying its main target was the governor and members of his immediate family.

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Akeredolu Inaugurates New Permanent Secretaries, Tutors – General
  • Jul 19, 2019

As part of the fulfillment of his campaign promise to make workers’ welfare a top priority, Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Friday inaugurated 27 new Permanent Secretaries and three Tutors-General.




The governor had in 2017 appointed 14 permanent secretaries, making it 44 top civil servants that his administration would elevate to that enviable position.

Speaking during the Swearing-In Ceremony of the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries and Tutors-General at the International Culture and Events Center (DOME) in Akure, the state capital, Akeredolu said the new appointments were aimed at promoting harmony in public service.

The Governor, who revealed that the promotion exercise for 2019 was already in progress, assured that no civil servant who deserved promotion would be denied.



He said the government under his leadership would continue to insist on equity and merit as the guiding principles on critical issues.

Akeredolu said: “Our administration, at inception, made a solemn pledge that the welfare of workers would be a priority.

“We promised to ensure that workers’ salaries would be paid regularly. We also assured the good people of this state on our determination not to allow political considerations to overwhelm good reasoning and sound judgment. You are all living witnesses to the fulfillment of these promises.

“We will encourage diligence, honesty and dedication to the service of the people. This is why, even in the face of dwindling resources, we have embarked on massive infrastructural rehabilitation and expansion at all fronts – education, health, road, agriculture, rural development, human capital development, among others

“We have also kept faith with empowering our people, especially the women and vulnerable. We shall continue in this wise.”

The Governor charged the new permanent secretaries to rededicate themselves to service and resist any overture which may compromise professionalism.





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Be courageous to always speak the truth, Akeredolu tells lawyers
  • Jul 19, 2019

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Friday urged lawyers to demonstrate enough courage to speak the truth always.

He said doing so should be to guide and not to create confusion deliberately for personal aggrandisement because the country needs them more than ever to intervene at crucial moments.

He challenged them that as lawyers, they should take back the law profession as the conscience of the nation.

Akeredolu spoke during the grand finale of the 2019 Annual Law Week of Owo Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Arakunrin Akeredolu, who was inaugurated as the Grand Patron of the Owo Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, alongside his wife, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, said the  current state of quietude in the affairs of the association is unsettling.




He told the lawyers not to allow anyone to guess where they stand on matters which affect the health of the country.

While appreciating the Owo branch of NBA for the honour, the governor attributed to all, the modest achievements considered good enough to warrant the uncommon recognition.

According to him, the achievements will not
have been possible without their continued support.

He said: 'A professional journey of over four decades is long enough, no doubt, for observers to notice. It is mollifying to note that our consistent advocacy for the downtrodden and unyielding commitment to the development of any place considered our space have earned us these accoladesWe are eternally grateful. 

'Our profession, the most noble on the surface of earth, offers so much in terms of opportunities to impact, positively, on the society.

"For those of us lucky enough to have partaken of the best tradition inherited from our professional forbears, we could not afford to fail. Not only did we meet landmark achievements, engendered by quintessential training, in virtually all human endeavours, we were conscious, acutely, of the onerous responsibilities placed on our shoulders as lawyers.'



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Odogun Of Igbekebo Gets Staff Office
  • Jul 19, 2019

Igbekebo the headquarters of Ese – Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State was agog in ecstasy on Friday, 19th July, 2019, as the new Odogun of Igbekebo, His Royal Highness, Oba Bamidele Simeon Dabo received instrument of appointment and staff of office.

Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, who represented Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, presented the instrument of appointment and staff of office to the new monarch.

The coronation ceremony, which was also attended by the Commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Hon. Lola Fagbemi, Senator Nicholas Tofowomo and traditional rulers, was held at the Community Comprehensive High School Sports’ Complex, Igbekebo in Ese-Odo local government.

The traditional stool of Odogun of Igbekebo became vacant when Oba Emmanuel Omotumilara Egbukuyomi joined his ancestors in 21st April, 2016.



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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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