Akeredolu Sworn-in For Second Term


Governor of Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has been sworn-in for a second term in office.

Justice Olarenwaju Akeredolu, chief judge of the state conducted the swearing-in at the International Centre for Cultural and Events – the Dome in Akure, the state capital on Wednesday.

Akeredolu’s deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa was also sworn-in during the colorful event.

In his inauguration speech, Akeredolu disclosed that his key points agenda JMPPR, an acronyms for; J​-​ Job creation through Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and Industrialisation
M​-​ Massive Infrastructural Development and Maintenance P​-​ Promotion of Functional Education and Technological Growth P​-​ Provision of Accessible and Qualitative Health Care And Social Service Delivery R​-​ Rural Development and Community Extension Services, used during his first term would be reviewed to REDEEMED.

He noted that a lot of dynamics have come into play since he took over the reins of governance in 2017, identifying security challenges and the need to place more emphasis on energy as part of the reasons for the review.

“I wish to state that we have been reviewing these programmes since our victory at the last election with a view to achieving more improvement in service delivery.

“Thus in the next four years, we will be pursuing a totally repackaged programmes christened REDEEMED:

R​-​Rural and Agricultural Development E​-​Educational Advancement and Human Capital Development D​-​Development through Massive Infrastructure E​-​Efficient Service Delivery, Development and Policy Implementation E​-​Effective Healthcare and social welfare Services M​-​Maintenance of Law and Order for Adequate Security E​-​Energy, Mining and Sustainable Industries D​-​Digital Revolution and Entrepreneurship.”

Governors in attendance at the event include; Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Osun state Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun and the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

National leaders of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Bisi Akande were also part of the event.

The acting chairman of the party and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni was however absent at the event.

Aside the four APC governors from the southwest that were in attendance, including the governor of Edo state who is a PDP member from the southsouth region, no governor from the 19 Northern states attended the event.

Seyi Makinde who is a PDP member from the southwest was also missing at the event.

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