Thursday, July 29, 2021

Residents of Ondo state salute Akeredolu for honesty and courage at 65

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Attaining the age of 65 is no mean feat considering the present challenges in Nigeria.

As Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu turned 65 yesterday, Orange FM’s Oluseye Akinwalere reports that well wishers could not hide their joy as they showered him with encomiums.

In 65 years, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu has added lots of feathers to his cap having served humanity in various capacities.

He was called to bar in 1978 and served as Attorney General of Ondo State from 1997-1999.

Akeredolu was elected President of the Nigerian Bar Association in 2008 and in 2012, the NBA named its new secretariat in Abuja after him, with its then President saying it was for generational identification and recognition of Akeredolu’s immense contributions to the development of the association.

On 24th of February 2017 he was sworn in as Governor of Ondo state under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress and was re-elected for a second term which would terminate in 2024

The Lawmaker representing Okitipupa constituency 2 in the State House of Assembly Ololade Gbegudu and the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Special Duties and Strategy Dr Doyin Odebowale said they are happy that the governor is celebrating a new year in good health as that will enable him take more developmental strides .

Several residents of Ondo state described the governor as a man of honour who doesn’t fall short of fulfilling his promises which is why he’s called Mr Talk and Do.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was born on 21 July 1956.
He is currently serving as the 18th Governor of Ondo State and the chairman of Southwest Governors Forum.