Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has vowed to ensure that repentant militants who have surrendered their arms and ammunitions in the riverine area of the state to embrace the Federal Government’s amnesty program are incorporated.
Akeredolu said the efforts put in place by his administration, particularly in securing the freedom of the kidnapped Senior Secondary School students of Lagos Model College, Igbonla, Epe, has brought peace into the riverine areas of Lagos and Ogun States.
The Governor, who spoke in his office, in Akure on Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, while receiving in audience, a delegation from Arogbo Ijaw in Ese – Odo Local Government Area of the state , led by the Paramount ruler of the kingdom, His Imperial Majesty, Zacheaus Egbunnu, said his administration is determined to see the amnesty program through in the state.
He said several letters have been written to the Amnesty office on the need to urgently incorporate the repentant militants from the state into the amnesty program.
He assured that with the President’s endorsement, the repentant militants would soon be incorporated into the program.
While responding to some of the requests made by the monarch, Akeredolu said the state government has pleaded with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to complete the abandoned Agadagba – Arogbo Bridge.
The Governor also assured the delegation that his administration will address the issue of the absence of a hospital in the community.
Earlier, Oba Egbunu, while addressing the governor, thanked him for making his ascension to the throne a peaceful one, adding that it has in no small way put an end to insecurity in the kingdom.
The monarch equally lauded the governor for appointing a good number of ijaws into his government, saying it has proved that the Governor has genuine love for the people of the area.