The Olujare-in-council says the people of Ijare deserve more developmental projects from the Akeredolu-led government.
The Sasere of Ijare, Chief Wemimo who spoke on behalf of the Olujare-in-council at the 2019 Ijare day celebration on Saturday, reminded the Governor of the contribution of the community to his election in 2016.
“we made bold to say it that Ijare community gave Arakunrin more votes than any other community in Ifedore local government in the last election.
“we want Mr Governor to go and crosscheck the results again, we gave him massive votes and we believe that if our road is constructed, we will replicate the good gesture.
“the road is very germane to us and we believe Mr Governor will extend the road that is being constructed from Orita-obele to Oke-Odu to Ijare.
“Ijare is the biggest producer of Kolanut in Ondo state and if the road is good enough for commuters to ply, the Kolanut will be rolled out without stress, thereby contributing to the economic development of the state.
The Olujare-in-council prayed for more success of the Akeredolu’s adminitration, while urging the representative of the Governor at the event, Mr Saka Yusuf to help deliver the message appropriately.
In his reaction, Mr Yusuf said the Government of Ondo state is glad to identify with the people of Ijare.
“we must preserve our cultural heritage and that is why the government is represented here.
“We have embarked on massive roads construction in the last three years, we are not relenting on our oars at ensuring that each community is touched in our intervention.
“we want to assure the people of the state that we won’t abandon any road.
“Above all, the people of Ijare should be patient with us as the road construction from orita-obele to Oke-Odu will surely reach the town.
He also assured the people of the state that Ore flyover will be delivered as promised in December.
Dignitaries present at the event include, the Olujare himself, Oba Adebamigbe Oluwagbemigun , his wife, and Ijare chiefs.
Others were, the Chairman of Ifedore local government, Engr Alex Oladimeji; CEO of JAONI, Chief Ade Oni; founder of Bethel College of Education, Major General J. A. Omoseebi; national president of Ijare Ome Elewe-Obi, Akin Oluwole; former GM, Water Corporation, Engr Ropo Alabi; former permanent secretary,
Biodun Alabi; LOC Chairman, Dr Sola Fayose among others.