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Declare Akoko Land ‘Disadvantaged Area’ – APC Chieftian Tells FG

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Akoko land, Ondo state
Akoko land, Ondo state
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress,
APC, Olatunde Giwa-Daramola, in Akoko North-East Federal Constituency, Ondo State, has urged
the Federal Government to declare the four local government areas in
Akoko “disadvantaged areas’’.

Mr Giwa-Daramola, a retired Naval Commander, made the call while
hosting a group of Akoko youths who paid him a solidarity visit in
Akure.

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According him, the four local government areas in Akoko land cannot
boast of any meaningful industrial, educational and commercial
development impact of the government apart from police posts and the
National Youth service Corps, NYSC, orientation camp. 

“The degrading environmental condition and lack of visible government presence in the area is appalling.
 
“The long time institutionalised general neglect and poor
representation of the area at both federal and state levels, suggest
that Akoko has been excluded from the development agenda of the
federation.
“The Federal Government needs to act fast, while the Ondo State
Government should consider the areas’ yearning for development as a
matter of urgency.
“My people are mainly farmers and lack good roads to take their farm
produce to the cities; there are no factories to process their produce
and that leaves so much to be desired,’’ he said in statement by one of
his media aides.

He appealed to the federal and state governments to establish a
tertiary institution in the Ikare metropolis and an agriculture-based
factories to alleviate the poor conditions of the people.
Mr Giwa-Daramola, who is a former Commodore of the Nigeria Navy
Sailing Club, resolved to partner with the government to bring
accelerated development to the area. (NAN)

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