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Gov. Akeredolu sets to dualise Ijoka/ A division road and Akure/Ikere road this february

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The Akeredolu Administration will this month of February flag off the dualisation of Ijoka road starting from A Division on Oba Adesida through the high court and NEPA as well as the dualisation of Akure road through to the border of Ikere Ekiti.

Ondo State Commissioner for Information, Mr Yemi Olowolabi made the disclosure during a Send-forth programme for some retirees in the Ministry of Information.

Mr. Olowolabi said the Ore Interchange flyover will also be flagged off this February as part of activities commemorating the first year anniversary while explaining that within one year of the Arakunrin Akeredolu administration, two major roads were constructed and completed in Akure: the Iwalewa and Abusoro, ijoka roads; two road projects in Idanre; three road projects in Ose and three in Akoko including the notorious Oke Oka road in Akoko South-West just as the deadly Oke Alabujoto road is currently being constructed.

The Information Commissioner noted that the welfare of the citizenry also remained a cardinal programme of the present administration, consequent upon which the governor released N30 billion as payment for pension and salaries arrears in December 2017 alone, a demonstration of his commitment to the welfare of civil servants in Ondo State.

He added that the Governor had the option of using the money on other projects, but approved it for salaries and wages, in fulfilment of his promise to prioritize the welfare of workers in the state by not owning them.

The Information Commissioner added that government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding through Public Private Partnership with Wewood for afforestation in Ajebamidele axis in the Southern Senatorial District of the state where woods would be processed in large quantity for furniture production and export with opportunity for massive employment.

Mr Olowolabi urged the retirees to key into the Agro-business initiative of the present government, aimed at alleviating poverty and wealth creation by visiting the Ministry of Agriculture to learn more rather than being swindled through spurious and phony business venture.

He congratulated the celebrants and wish them success in their future endeavours.

According to him ” I met a great tradition in the Ministry, where retirees are being celebrated in grand style. The moment I was told, I keyed into it because we must continue to celebrate our senior citizens”

The Commissioner used the occasion to charge Press Officers to be up and doing by reporting activities going on in their various beats urging them to make use of the online platforms created by the Ministry .

The Permanent Secretary, Dr. Deji Akinwalere, congratulated the celebrants, noting that many who started with them did not have the opportunity to end well as some had died or were dismissed due to sharp practices.

He said they should be grateful to God for the opportunity to contribute their quota to the development of the state as well as be thankful to God who saw them through their service years.

He advised those still in the service to rededicate themselves to duty as they look forward to a day that they too would be celebrated.

Responding on behalf of the retirees, Mr.S.O Akinduro who commended the Management and Staff of the Ministry for the honour done them, equally thanked the State Government for the opportunity given them to contribute their best to the development of the state in the past 35 years

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