Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu started the journey of redemption for Ondo state immediately he was sworn in on February 24th 2017 with the unveiling of a blueprint he tagged, Platforms for Change.
He had subsequently identified the various ‘platforms’ his administration will invest in to change the outlook of the Sunshine State to include job creation through agriculture, entrepreneurship and industrialisation, massive infrastructural development and maintenance, provision of functional education and technological growth, provision of accessible and qualitative health care and social service delivery, rural development and community extension services.
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X-rays the synergy and commitment of the people of Ondo State to the blue print of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Administration in his first term.
Governor Akeredolu pursued this agenda within the limitations of available resources and despite paucity of funds.
In his first four years, there are evidences of the successes he recorded in every part of the state.
Instances are the interchange bridge at Ore town, the headquarters of Odigbo Local Government Area which has made the town popular as a commercial centre over the years.
The intervention of Governor Akeredolu in the construction of Oke Alabojuto road in lkare-Akoko to dual carriage way, construction and dualisation of roads in Akure which has changed the face of the state capital are testimonies of the people-oriented projects.
In Ore, the Industrial Park located at Omotoso part of the town which was flagged off alongside the interchange bridge is now in full operation, employing thousands of youths in the area.
Also located in the Industrial Park are the first ever Medium Density Fibre Factory in Nigeria as well as the biggest cassava to ethanol factory in Nigeria, thus helping the country to reduce the amount it spends on importing the two products.
There is also the benefit of technology transfer to Nigerians through the new companies. And as part of his efforts to industrialise the state, the Akeredolu administration is also creating jobs through revival of moribund companies that have been left to rot away by previous governments.
The Governor’s investment in development of infrastructures, especially roads and prioritisation of investment in the agricultural sector is also boosting social economic activities across the state.
A Lawmaker who is the House Chairman On Finance and Appropriation representing Akure South Constituency 2, Sunday Olajide said the result of Akeredolu’s Commitment to Infrastructural development in his local government is visible for all to see.
Also Speaking, The State Youth Parliament Speaker, Smith Ikumapayi narrated his experience on some of the industries visited and established by the present administration which have created jobs for the youths.
Chairman Akure North Local Government Council, Mr. Ogbesetore Bankole said the visible Infrastructural stride and policies of Governor Akeredolu endeared him to the heart of the people of the State.
Also SUBEB Chairman, Princess Oladunni Odu said before the executive council was dissolved, the present administration support women emancipation in governance.
Akeredolu’s first term scorecard is certainly a very bright one and he has promised that he won’t be sleeping in the next four years either.