Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Friday, December 14, 2018 inaugurated the newly appointed Interim Caretaker Committee Chairmen for all the eighteen Local Government Councils in the state.
The Chairmen were inaugurated by the Governor at the Governor’s office, Alagbaka, Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Governor Akeredolu charged the Council Chairmen to always put the people at the grassroots in mind in whatever they do as programmes and activities at the local government level.
He said their development agenda must align with the aspiration of the people and that of the party so as to elicit the people’s co-operation and partnership.
According to the Governor, Rural Development and Community Extension Services is a core plank of the initiatives of his administration.
He added that his administration had in recent times undertaken the grading of twenty-five kilometers rural roads in the 18 local governments and clearing of road verges.
Akeredolu said “We are currently flagging off the asphalt overlay of one kilometer road in all the Local Governments
” These initiatives are in addition to the rural roads which we are going to rehabilitate under the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP)
” We have also undertaken the rehabilitation of some Federal roads in the State, all in a bid to give succour to our people and other road users
“We have made great strides this year in the areas of job creation, school feeding, waste disposal and rehabilitation of decaying public buildings, especially public primary schools
“In the coming months we intend to notch up in these activities and impact the lives of our people in a greater way.”
Governor Akeredolu while congratulating the new Chairmen, said they have been appointed to oversee the council for the next six months.
He said his administration will conduct the council election after the expiration of the six months period.
“Today marks another high-water mark in Local Government Administration in Ondo State with the inauguration of newly appointed Interim Caretaker Committee Chairmen to oversee the Councils for the next six months
“It would be recalled that we were set to organise an election at the Local Government level this year but in view of the fact that INEC was unable to provide the updated version of the voters register despite the continued requests for it by the State election body, the exercise had to be put on hold” he said.
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