In its bid to enhance strategic information gathering and management, the Ondo State Ministry of Information and Orientation is ready to partner with the United States Information Agency (USIA) for efficient service delivery.
Speaking while playing host to a team from the Agency in his office in Akure, the state capital, Ondo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Yemi Olowolabi reiterated the commitment of the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, to introduce policies and programmes that would affect the lives of the people of the state positively.
The Commissioner echoed the friendly and peaceful atmosphere enjoyed in the state as a result of the commitment of the government to make the state attractive to developing partners.
Mr. Olowolabi added that the state was endowed with many tourist attractions which could be tapped into.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation, Ms. Darcy Zotter, who is the Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Lagos, said they were in the state to learn more about Ondo State, adding that the United States of America was willing to work with the state government and to exchange programmes and ideas for efficient service delivery.
The Diplomat added that United States was ready to partner with the state government in Culture and Education, stressing that Ondo State people are known to be well educated and blessed with rich culture.
She commended the Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, for ensuring peaceful atmosphere in the state.
In his address, the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Deji Akinwalere said the state is the most peaceful state in the nine oil producing states in the Niger Delta Area of the country.
He added that the state is endowed with human and natural resources, noting that the ministry is ready to work with the Information Agency to enhance performance.