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Akeredolu restates commitment to development in Ondo

Gov Akeredolu presenting a gift to Pa Reuben Fashoranti. Photo: Isaac Afolabi

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says his administration will continue to provide good governance for the people and also explore all avenues to boost its economy.

Governor Akeredolu made the pledge while honoring some surviving founding fathers of the state in Akure.

The Elder statesman include Chief Reuben Fashoranti, Afenifere Chieftain; Bashorun Arogbofa, Pa Olu Adeyemi who was represented by his son, Olu Adeyemi; RA Olusa and JA Olukoju.

Speaking at the event, which took place at the Cocoa conference hall, Governor Akeredolu praised the selfless contributions of the past military and civilian leaders, who struggled for the creation of the Ondo State on the 3rd of February 1976.

A cross-section of dignitaries at the event. Photo: Isaac Afolabi

Responding on behalf of other living heroes, Pa Fashoranti and Chief Arogbofa thanked the Governor for the honour done them while still living.

They also expressed their gratitude to the governor for appreciating their contributions to the creation and development of the state.

Pa Fashoranti and Bashorun Arogbofa said Governor Akeredolu deserved commendation for implementing the programmes of the founding fathers of Ondo State which, according to them, included provision of security for the people, industrialisation of the state,  respect for the rule of law, and fair distribution of the state’s common heritage.

The colourful ceremony was witnessed by the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa,  Head of Service, John Adeyemo, Commissioner for information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, and other members of the state executive council.

Reporting by Isaac Afolabi; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor