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Aiyedatiwa vows continuous support for grassroot devt

By Adedotun Ajayi

Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has reiterated his unwavering commitment to the welfare of residents and grassroot development.

Speaking on Friday at the launch and groundbreaking ceremony of the 15.5km Oda Cocoa Board – Camp 2 – Langbodo Road in Oda town, Aiyedatiwa assured citizens of his administration’s steadfast focus on implementing developmental projects for the betterment of the people.

“Today, we reaffirm our pledge to uplift the grassroots communities and, by extension, the entirety of Ondo State, We remain steadfast in our pursuit of progress and prosperity for all.” Governor Aiyedatiwa declared.

Emphasizing the importance of stakeholders involvement, Aiyedatiwa stressed the need for close supervision of contractors to uphold the quality standards of rural road constructions.

“We cannot compromise on the quality of infrastructure that our people deserve,” he affirmed.

Expressing gratitude for the ongoing efforts, the governor urged for the swift completion of projects, while commending the dedication of the contractors.

Highlighting the significance of the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP), State Project Coordinator Mr. Femi Adetanmi stressed its pivotal role in the state’s rural and agricultural development agenda.

“This initiative embodies our commitment to fulfilling promises made to our rural communities,” Adetanmi stated.

He further emphasized the transformative impact of the Oda-Cocoa Board Camp 2 Langbodo Rural Road Project, which aims to enhance connectivity between rural and urban areas, facilitating the seamless transportation of agricultural produce.

Acknowledging the challenges posed by inadequate infrastructure, Adetanmi called upon farmers to leverage improved access to markets to alleviate food scarcity in rural areas.

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Moreover, the Administrative Secretary of the Directorate of Rural & Community Development and Chairman of the State Project Monitoring Committee of RAAMP, Mr. Wole Akinkwotu, reiterated the administration’s proactive stance in participating in RAAMP.

He cited Governor Aiyedatiwa’s commitment and the desire to reshape perceptions surrounding rural accessibility as driving factors behind the state’s involvement.

With a project outlay of $575 million and participation from 19 states, RAAMP stands as a beacon of hope for bolstering rural development and transforming agricultural markets across the nation.

Also in attendance is the deputy governor Dr. Olayide Adelami, Secretary to the State Government, Tayo Oluwatuyi, Chief of Staff Prince Segun Omojuwa and traditional rulers.

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