Gov. Akeredolu reiterates commitment to opening up rural areas
By Bode Akinwumi
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has reassured on the determination of his government to open-up rural communities under the Rural Road Accessibility Project scheme, RAMP.
The governor who spoke at Okeagbe in Akoko Northwest Local Government Council at the installation ceremony of Otunba Solomon Oladunni as the Asiwaju of Okeagbe Akoko described Okeagbe as a town that has produced great personalities that are doing the state proud and used the opportunity to congratulate the latest high chief for the new accomplishment.
Arakunrin Akeredolu while stressing that those in the hinterland have been neglected for so long assured residents of the town that his administration will do all he can to positively make their roads accessible for agricultural activities to thrive in the state.
The governor further stated that other major roads not only in Okeagbe but in other cities and towns will be attended to as soon as funds are available but was quick to add that many of these roads are owned by the Federal Government.
Arakunrin Akeredolu maintained that each Local Government Area in the state should have its General Hospital and as such the governor promised to work with the support of the people to attain the development.
Governor hinted that his government has put in place several programmes to encourage youths to venture into agriculture to improve the well being of the state and for them to be self reliant.
Speaking earlier at the event, the Owage of okeagbe, Oba Alex Jimoh, thanked the governor for taking his time to attend the programme and commended him for the lofty programmes he has put in place since he assumed office.
The monarch also used the opportunity to appeal to the governor to help attend to the bad state of roads leading to the town which have paralyzed economic activities of the area.
Also speaking, the new High Chief, Asiwaju Solomon Oladunni appreciated the governor ,the traditional rulers in Okeagbe and the people for bestowing on to him the traditional title.
While expressing optimism that the State Government under Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, would address some of the challenges facing the town ; Asiwaju Oadunni assured of his readiness to continue to do all within his capacity to support the town.
Members of the Ondo State Cabinet presented at the event who were on the entourage of the governor include: the Secretary to the State Government, Hon Ifedayo Abegunde; Kola Olawoye, Esq. Honourable Commissioner for Justice; Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale; Mr Rasheed Badmus, Honourable Commissioner for Natural Resources; Prince Solagbade Amodeni, Honourable Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development; Otunba Adegboyega Adefarati, Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture and Mr Donald Ojogo, Honourable Commissioner for Lands and Housing.