GOV. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says his administration is committed to the integration and socioeconomic growth of the South West Zone.
Akeredolu made this known at a Youth Regional Integration Summit in Osogbo on Wednesday.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Mr Agboola Ajayi, said one of the cardinal programmes of his administration was job creation for the youths and women through sustainable agriculture and entrepreneurship.
He also said his administration was committed to achieving the vision by creating an enabling environment that would attract investors to the state and across other south west states.
The governor revealed that his administration had taken practical steps to make the dream a reality by signing an MoU with the NDDC for the construction of the road linking the southern senatorial district to Epe-Ibeju Lekki in Lagos State.
“Other roads connecting our states to our neighbours in Ogun, Lagos and Edo States are receiving considerable attention,” he said.
Akeredolu stressed that he had also put in place measures to ensure that the state did not become a haven for miscreants and other deviants.
He noted that the fresh amnesty programme had yielded positive result by reducing the rate of crime in the coastal areas of Ogun, Lagos and Ondo.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event, which began on Tuesday, ends on Wednesday.
Dignitaries at the event organised by the Osun government included Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo, Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State as well as representatives of Lagos, Ogun and Ekiti governors. – NAN
– Jan. 10, 2018 @ 13:26 GMT