The immediate past Chairman of Akoko South West Local Government area of Ondo State, Mr. Augustine Oloruntogbe, has said despite the agitation for Local Government autonomy, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has never tampered with funds meant for the councils.
Oloruntogbe said the Governor had for the umpteenth time vowed not to divert or slash funds meant for the third tier of government, adding that Local Government under Akeredolu witnessed tremendous development.
The erstwhile council boss revealed this while fielding questions from newsmen.
He explained that through the decisive leadership of Mr. Governor, all the 18 local government areas were able to acquire brand new motor graders, the first time for such to be recorded in the history of the state.
“In Akoko South West Local Government, we have 2 motor graders and I also ensured that all expenses passes through due process. I have contributed my own quota to the development of my people and I fought a good fight,” he added.
Reeling out some of his achievements in office, Oloruntogbe said the primary health care facilities being enjoyed across the 18 LGs were facilitated through the Governor’s intervention.
Oloruntogbe commended Governor Akeredolu for toeing the path of peace, saying the present administration suffered a lot of consequences from past administration.
He also thanked Governor Akeredolu for setting the pace in the area of security of lives and properties noting that nothing thrives where there is no security.