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Monday, December 5, 2022

Agagus’ legacy, lives on – D-Gov

By Evelyn  Omotoye
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The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi has said the administration of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, is committed to completing abandoned projects scattered across the state.

Ajayi spoke at the 5th Memorial Lecture in honour of the late Dr. Olusegun Kokumo Agagu at the Civic Centre Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

He lauded his boss for completing the Okitipupa/Ayeka/Irele road, and by resuscitating the Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) through the construction of 2.4kilometers road among others.

He noted that those are some of the legacy projects of the late Agagu, who governed the state between 2003 and  2009 but according to him, were abandoned for eight years by his successor.

He said the people of the state are very lucky to have Akeredolu as  their  governor, who believes that government is continuum and also making frantic efforts in completing abandoned projects that will have great impact on the lives of the masses.

Ajayi described the late Agagu as an intellectual and a man of honour, who will never pretend or shirk away from saying the truth no matter the circumstance.

The Deputy Governor added that “no one can take it away from Agagu that he did his best as  governor of Ondo State. He left behind legacies that any politician would be proud of”.

He however, appealed to the family members of the  late governor to plan towards holding one of the memorial lectures in Ondo State to see how the people of the state cherished the late political icon.

This year’s edition was attended by eminent personalities in the society including the Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II who was the chairman of the event and former President of the Republic of Malawi, Joyce Banda as the Keynote speaker.

Others were the two guest speakers, Chief Folake Solanke, SAN, and Prof. Sheila Tlou from the United Nations.

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