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No excuse for Nigeria not to be great @59 – Gov Akeredolu

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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

By Ayodele Oni, Akure

 

Ondo state Governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu yesterday, said the leadership of the country has exhausted all excuses for its underdevelopment 59 years after independence.

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The governor, in his speech at the  independent anniversary in Akure, said Nigeria has not reached where it should be since independence from Britain 59 years ago.

 

The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Hon Agboola Ajayi said the task before the leadership of the country is to build a strong and viable economy that would generate a prosperous, progressive and dignified life for the good of the country.

 

The governor pointed out that the country can achieve her desired destination with more hard work, enterprise, creativity and constant fight against corruption.

 

According to him, ” the nation is going through some challenges ranging from insecurity of lives and properties, poor welfare and other vices which are making lives difficult for our people.”

 

However, he said the foundations are being laid and frantic efforts are being made to solve all the challenges being faced by the citizens.

 

Akeredolu said the state government is collaborating with the Federal Government and Southwest states to map out strategies to stamp out banditry in the region.

 

To this end, he said his administration has procured 120 motorcycles and 20 Hilux buses to aid in tackling insecurity and that the operation, code named “Amotekun” would soon be inaugurated in the southwest geo-political zone.

 

Akeredolu stated further that  government was doing everything possible to impress the economy of the State and ensure that the citizens enjoy new lease of life.

 

He added that his government would fight corruption, waste, inefficiency, ineffectiveness and unpatriotic attitude of some people in the state.

 

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