By Alex Kalejaye, Akure.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has rejoiced with the government and residents of the Sunshine State over the approval of a deep sea port by the Federal Executive Council, saying, “It is a dream come true”.
Chairman of the chapter, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, also lauded the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, for his doggedness and rare ability to change narratives.
Ondo APC also expressed appreciation to the Hon. Minister of State for Transportation, Prince Ademola Adegoroye, for being a good ambassador of the State.
The party said it had been a deep desire of the APC-led Government to change the economic fortune of the Sunshine State, adding, “Mr. Governor, from day one, has always maintained that the wealth of Ondo State would boom from the sea”.
With a deep sea port, he argued, the State economy would be well stimulated, with job opportunities created for thousands of employable youths.
Besides, he contended, Ondo State would become an investment hub for diverse business interests, and the State would enjoy better attention from all stakeholders in the marine business.
Adetimehin commended the governor for not abandoning the dream when the going got tough, and pursuit seemed not realizable, but rather remained focused, and undeterred.
The APC chieftain described Akeredolu as “a goal-getter, who has unquenchable desire for breaking enviable grounds.
The party further hailed the pragmatic stride of Arakunrin Akeredolu in the health sector, particularly for establishing two Teaching Hospitals simultaneously.
“Ours is the only State in the South West zone without a teaching hospital. Today, our government is building one in Akure, and another in Ondo Town at the same time. The two multimillion Naira projects would be commissioned soon. We thank and celebrate Mr. Governor, for making us proud in many ways”, Adetimehin added.
The party appealed to all stakeholders in the Deep Sea Port project to buckle up for the task ahead, saying that activities ought to commence immediately on site, to ensure speedy realization of the laudable dream.
Alex Kalejaye is Publicity Secretary, Ondo APC.