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Ondo 2020: I cannot lie to you, Akeredolu tells voters

Ondo 2020: I cannot lie to you, Akeredolu tells voters

3 October, 2020

By Osagie Otabor, Akure

Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has told youths he could not afford to lie to the electorates on his achievements and the actual situation of things under his administration.

Akeredolu said promises by political opponents to reduce tuition fees in the state-owned tertiary institutions were meant to deceive the people.

Akeredolu, who spoke at an interactive session with youths and students, said it would be difficult for the state to operate three state universities successfully without increment of tuition fees.

He said his focus in his second term would be job creation through entrepreneurship, skill acquisition, and Agriculture.

The Ondo Governor said he already created over 20,000 direct jobs through the various industries operating at the Ore industrial hub.

He announced that an investor has paid the first installment for the moribund OluwaGlass at Igbokoda, Ilaje Local Government Area.

He said he planned to ensure more students took interest in studying agriculture.

According to him: “Very soon, the College of Agriculture will depend less on government funding. They want to focus on cultivating mushrooms for export.

“They built universities without getting accreditation for any courses. We had a Medical School without a teaching hospital. I am building two teaching hospitals in Akure and Ondo town. We are turning Ondo State into a medical hub.

“We are earning less and doing much. There was a time we earned big but all the money went down the drain. My concern is to move ahead. We will need the best to manage the three universities.

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“When I was sworn in 2017, the first executive bill I sent to the Ondo State House of Assembly was the establishment of the Ondo State Development and Investment Promotion Agency (ONDIPA) to see to the policy of investment promotion, business development, and wealth creation in our state.

“Today, through ONDIPA, Ondo has moved from number 34 to number 16 in the ease of doing business in Nigeria.

“By the grace of Almighty God, the Ore Industrial Park is a creation of ONDIPA under the leadership of Boye Oyewumi.”

Chairman, Youth and Students Mobilisation Committee of the Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organisation, Mr. Akinrinsola Odunayo, said there is development in Lagos because of continuity.

“Four years is not enough, we need to come around to help Mr. Governor to consolidate on his current achievements in the State. Lagos State is what it is today because there’s continuity in the state.

“Akeredolu is the man to lead Ondo State to her Cannan Land for he has given us a reason.

“Ondo State is currently on the path of transformation and renewal. Akeredolu is building us, and he is giving us a reason to be optimistic about what the future brings,” Akinrinsola, said.

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