Mimiko Commissions Projects, Vows To Empower More Women


Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko yesterday commissioned various developmental projects in the Central Senatorial District of the state with an assurance that his administration would develop the land and people in order to leave the state better than he met it.

The governor, at each of the projects commissioned, stressed the need for the empowerment of women, saying that he would develop the state through women empowerment.

Some of the projects commissioned by Governor Mimiko include a regional market at Ijare, a town hall and residential housing units at Bolorunduro in Ifedore and Ondo East Local Government Areas respectively.

Addressing the people of Ijare where he also presented cheques worth N2 million to some market women, Mimiko reassured the people of the resolve of his administration to develop the land and people in order to leave the state better than he met it.

While noting noted that the greatest challenge facing the people was poverty, Governor Mimiko vowed to deploy all the resources at his disposal to fight the menace to ensure that the least in the society will be happy.

“As I have said on several occasions, our market revolution is a deliberate attempt to boost the economy of the state. I have no doubt that this market which was built through the collaborative effort of the state and the local government will improve the economic activity of the people.”

Mimiko assured that his administration would continue to partner with the councils to deliver the needed dividends of democracy to the people just as he emphasised the importance of women to the economic growth of any society.

Earlier in her address, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Direct Labour, Mrs. Mobolaji Tunde-Suara, disclosed that the project was executed at the cost of N81 million which was a counterpart fund between the local government and the state government.

While commissioning the Town Hall and the Housing Units built by Ondo East Local Government, Governor Miimiko thanked the council for the execution of the project which were named after past notable politicians from the area.

He promised that his government will continue to be responsive to the desire of the people, adding that when the Epe Sunshine Farm settlements, located in the council ,was completed, at least 1,000 unemployed youths would been engaged.

He urged them to develop interest in his government’s modern agricultural practices to tackle poverty and be self reliance.

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