Mimiko Commissions Projects

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Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko on Thursday commissioned two developmental projects executed by his administration in the Northern Senatorial district of the state with a pledge to ensure that the people are continually the focal point of his administration.

The projects were the Accelerated Rural Water Supply Scheme otherwise known as “KAMONI” in Ajowa-Akoko and 80 open stalls in Oba-Akoko, in Akoko North West and Akoko South West Local Government Areas respectively.

Governor Mimiko, who addressed the people at the colourful ceremonies, reiterated his administration’s determination to always meet the needs of the people of the state wherever they reside.

He noted that the water scheme would provide potable water for about 5,000 people at a maximum discharge rate of 50,000 litre-tank capacity per run three times daily, assuring that the scheme would put an end to the problem facing the people of the area.

He added that provision of convenient environment for market women to transact their businesses would continue to be his administration’s priority, describing market as central to the socio-economic development of any nation.

The governor, who debunked the insinuation that the on- going road contract from Ikare to Ajowa, which was awarded by his administration few months ago was done for political reason, assured the people that the contract would be completed in record time, saying no part of the state would be left unattended to.

His words: “Our goal is to make life comfortable for our people and we will not look back. People may abuse us, they may criticise us but rest assured that we’ll not be distracted. Can they tell us that we are not working on Ajowa road? Can they say there is no water in Ajowa? And these are evidences to show for them.”

He added: “Whatever the detractors say, what is important for us is to deliver projects that will make our people happy, projects that will add value to their lives. Within two years, we have more than 200 community projects that we started and completed and more of them are still going on.

“I’ve told my people that it will get to a stage that when they lie, it will be so apparent and clear to our people. For instance, can anybody tell Oba people that there is no market here? Can anybody tell Oba people that the water here is not working? On our way here we branched to see the mega school in Ikare, it’s truly mega. We have about thirteen of such schools going on across the state, 21st century schools. Our goal is to breed globally competitive students from this state. Can they go to Ikare and say there is no mega school there?

“So for us, there is no looking back, no amount of propaganda can discourage us. At our inauguration, we promised to work for our people and we are committed to this, we’ll continue to work for our people. We are delivering and we’ll continue to deliver. I know the good Lord is on our side because he knows that we are working for our people, we are working for the downtrodden people, from desperation to hope.”

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