The Chairman, Governing Council of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic (RUGIPO) Owo, Ondo state, Mr. Banji Alabi has said that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu would have the mandate of the people to serve the state for the mandatory eight years.
He noted that Akeredolu came with twin promises of prompt payment of workers salary and infrastructural development, which, according to him, had been fulfilled.
Alabi stated this at the reunion of St Catherine Old Girls Association, Owo.
Alabi decried the abject poverty being experienced daily around African continent and particularly Nigeria.
His words : ” The feeding program of the Federal government of Nigeria is an unprecedented effort, the hunger rate among school children in Nigeria has already been slashed.
” In Ondo state – the government renovated over five hundred schools-Tens of thousands of more boys and girls are today in school. In our mother and child hospitals, we have reduced to almost zero the mortality rate of women at child birth, the Prevention and treatment of hypertension, diabetes measles and malaria and tuberculosis.
” With the campaign of our First Lady via her pet project BRECAN on breast cancer awareness, we have have saved many lives and deaths have plummeted. And more than five hundred thousand market women and ordinary men have lifted themselves up from extreme poverty as a result of the poverty eradication program of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu SAN.
” Akeredolu came into office with the twin promises of regular payment of workers salary and to leave Ondo state far better than he met it in terms of physical infrastructures. Lo and behold, the gentleman has stayed absolutely faithful to the fulfilment . One area where Akeredolu deserves applause is the fact that all projects inherited from his predecessor are now either completed or at various advanced completion stages. This is also in addition to new projects initiated by him that are either completed now or still ongoing.
” It is noteworthy that Akeredolu has delivered more than 45 kilometres of roads in Ondo state across the three senatorial districts. Akeredolu do not discriminate between federal and state roads -Among all the governors that has ever serve in ondo state Aketi has performed better in two and half years More than anyone of them in terms of developmental projects across the 18 local government’s: He introduce credibility, integrity into governance- He will never promise what he will not do – you can take his words to the bank.
” No fewer than five new companies have settled down and ready to operate in the Ore Industrial hub. Like no other administration before it, Akeredolu has kept to his promise to make both the people’s welfare and infrastructural development of the state a priority of his administration.”
He advised the State House of Assembly to enact laws that would help solve the growing insecurity in the state by making whoever involve in kidnapp to face capital offense.
” In the interim , the Ondo State house of Assembly must immediately act to dismantle the supply chain of Fulani herdsmen by promulgating a law which make kidnapping a capital offense purnishable by death and all members of the supply chain must also suffer the same faith, from the people handling the crime logistics, to people providing information on targets, drivers, doctors , cooks, to the food supplier, girl friends , people rendering any assistance whatsoever to kidnappers and the people who know kidnappers but failed to report to the police must face capital punishment,” he said.