The attention of the Ondo State Government has been drawn to yet another press release from the opposition PDP. This time around, the focus is on the planned demolition of the long abandoned Trade Fair Complex along Igbatoro Road, Akure to pave way for a befitting Central Business District.
In further dive into self-ridicule, the opposition PDP made an insiduous reference to an alleged plan by the Ondo State Government to demolish Shoprite. This clearly represents colossal failure on the part of a supposed political party.
While Government concedes to the PDP its right to ride along the path of perfidy as always, it remains the uncompromising responsibility of Government to alert the public of mischief under any guise.
With reference to the demolition of the Trade Fair Complex, Government enjoins residents of the State to ignore the ruined PDP and its incoherently spewed dis-information.
For the avoidance of doubt, tenants in the complex had been given an ample opportunity of Notice prior to the demolition exercise even as Government is not unmindful of the puerile efforts of some hired cronies of enthrenched interests.
Yet, our desire to turn the moribund Trade Fair Complex which had since transmuted to a criminals’ hideout to a fruit-bearing business hub remains unwavering. We shall engage all stakeholders, especially potential private investors to bring to fruition, our desires to wrought development on our people.
In the case of the alleged plan to demolish Shoprite, residents of the State are enjoined to confine this mischief replete with inaccuracy, to the dustbin. Shoprite, even as as it remained the only known inherited investment, will rather be given a more befitting ambience beef-up.
Instructively, Shoprite, without prejudice, serves as the precursor to the planned Central Business District which hosts the following: proposed Five Star Hotel, the novel Entrepreneurs’ Village, Revenue House, the envisaged Business Hub with varied degrees of luxuries, development comforts and others in the pipeline along that strait.
Our plans for development, especially through credible investment drives shall remain on an enviable cruise throughout the tenure of the Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN)-led administration. No amount of falsehood and blackmail will be given a chance to play any role.
It is, therefore, unfortunate that PDP has again, offered itself to remain the undertaker scavenging for permanent rots. On our part, the present administration desires not to seek an unpleasant place in history as a conveyance belt to discourage investment and disincentive for development. May God not allow today’s selfish, cunning decisions against the people of the State to hunt us tomorrow.
Commissioner for Information and Orientation
April 8, 2022