By Bode Akinwumi

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, says the Sunshine State has intimidating credentials based on  hardwork and discipline; propelled by  sound education which had led to the success of a large number of its citizens in diverse fields of human endeavour.

Speaking while receiving the state representative  of a Television Reality show tagged ” The Labour Room”, the governor said , youths of the state should continually emulate those values which have over the years distinguished the state as a place whose people have imbibed excellence as a result of being cultured and diligent.

“Ondo state is never associated with failure. It is a home of d education and success. We have been participating and winning laurels and accolades from various national events which comprises the Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientists (JETS) competition and we are certain that this will not be a different. We are counting on you to do the state proud”, he said.

The state’s representative, Olugbenga Johnson, who will be the state ambassadors in the television reality show will compete with other states’ ambassadors during the television show to hold in September, in Abuja.

The governor represented by  his Chief of State, Chief Olugbenga Ale,  therefore charged the participant to work harder with his fellow participants towards appreciating the cultural diversity of Nigeria and showcase maximally the need for all citizens of the country to live peacefully together as one people in one nation.

The State’s Ambassador who used the occasion of his visit to plant a Cocoa tree, which is an economic plant to symbolise his visit to the governor stated that the show is about showcasing the potentials of Nigeria and the need to work together to build a virile nation.

“We are going to answer some germane questions about Nigeria, using our brains to rebuild it through think-tank principle.

“I am representing Ondo State in the TV reality show “The Labour Room: Rebuilding Nigeria. Our government is in labour and the youths are going to give birth to a whole new super Nigeria” ,he said.

He added that the planting of Cocoa symbolizes the beginning of something new, saying the plant while germinating, will symbolise the new growth of super Nigeria, the giant of Africa.

Olugbenga further explained that the soil with which the Cocoa tree was planted, was gathered from each state of the country, which symbolized the strength and unity of Nigeria.