Akeredolu expresses commitment to South West integration

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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

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