Daily Metro News NG
The spurious efforts of the opposition PDP leader, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, to demean the achievements and strides recorded by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led administration have clearly exposed his hypocrisy under the guise of politics.
His puerile submission that Ondo State is worst under Governor Akeredolu’s government can only come from a place of bitterness and self- imposed ignorance.
For the records, the Akeredolu administration has completed 274.11km of roads across the 18 Local Government Areas of the State while 120km are ongoing across the three senatorial districts.
Mr Jegede’s allusion to Akure as the basis for his assessment of the Akeredolu’s administration exposed his hypocrisy and gross ignorance.
Before the Akeredolu administration came on board, residents of Ijoka and Oda road in Akure groaned in pains. The traffic gridlock in those areas were usually on daily basis. People were being killed by heavy duty vehicles at Oke-Alabojuto in Ikare. Lives were lost to repeated accidents at the cross junction in Ore.
In Akure alone, no government can boast to have done more than the Akeredolu’s administration. Aside the dualization of the Oba-Osupa/ NEPA road to Olukayode-roundabout, down to ijoka, Governor Akeredolu has intervened in many areas.
Mr Eyitayo Jegede should visit Gaga, Oke-Ogba, Abusoro, Iwalewa, Orita-Obele, Oda road, SUBEB road, Araromi, Alagbaka-SIB road, and other major roads already constructed by Governor Akeredolu in Akure, the state capital.
This is aside the first of its kind flyover in Ore, the unprecedented Ikare road dualization, the Okitipupa-Igbokoda bypass road among other roads scattered across the state.
The pernicious impression created by Mr Jegede on the efforts of Governor Akeredolu in the state health sector, is quite laughable. The Akeredolu administration is known for its efforts at providing first-class health facilities for the people of the state.
The ongoing construction of a modern world-class 250-bed University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital complexes in Akure and Ondo town respectively, is a pointer to the giant leaps taken by the Akeredolu administration.
This is aside the regular provision of medical equipment at the teaching hospital and Mother and Child hospitals.
Since the inception of his administration till date, Governor Akeredolu has recruited over 425 health workers including Consultants, Nursing officers, Staff Nurses/Midwives, Medical doctors, Pharmacists, Radiographers among others. The State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has equally recruited 804 health personnel. The UNIMEDTH wasn’t left out. Over 400 medical personnel have so far been recruited. At the Mother and Child hospital in Akure, there are 434 health workers presently working at the facility.
Under the Akeredolu administration, industrialization which had gone into extinction since the days of late Pa Adekunle Ajasin came back alive.
Today, with the efforts of the Governor, the Ondo- Linyi industrial hub, commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari, is one massive investment in the country. The laudable infrastructural development of the Akeredolu administration has attracted more industries into the state.
Finally, we can only sympathise with Mr Jegede whose political journey is currently greeted with confusion. The current disunity and confusion in the PDP must have created a measure of desperation in his mind.
We urge the PDP leader to find time to stay at home and drive round to see the works of the AKEREDOLU’S administration if he failed to acknowledge the government that constructed the road to his house.
Olabode Richard Olatunde
Chief Press Secretary to governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu