By Jubril Bada
The Special Adviser to the Ondo State Governor on Public and Intergovernmental Relations, Mrs. Bunmi Ademosu, has assured that the ongoing construction of 100 beds hospital in Ifon, the headquarters of Ose Local Government Area of the state would be completed in the next three months with necessary facilities and that it will be a- state- of -the- art hospital.
Ademosu said this during her inspection tour of the various projects being embarked upon by the State Government in the North Senatorial District of the state.
She said the hospital which is at about 65 percent completion will be close to 90 percent completion by the end of September
Some of the projects inspected include the renovation of some classrooms and the reconstruction of six classrooms block in Ansar-Ud-Deen Primary School, ljebu, Owo; St Andrew Primary School, Elegbeka, lfon and Government Technical College, Owo which is being equipped with modern tools to impact entrepreneurship knowledge on youths in the state.
The constructed primary schools had other facilities which include 2.5KV solar system, separate toilets for boys and girls, bore-hole water and the perimeter fence for each of the schools.
Ademosu explained that the ongoing construction of hospital in lfon is a special programme by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in partnership with the state government and that various projects have been executed in all the three senatorial districts of the state. The projects according to her are: Correctional Home and Hospital among others in Odigbo (South) and lkare (North) in Akoko North-East Local Government Areas of the state.
She added that the partnership of the state government with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has also brought a lot of developments into schools in the state.
The Special Adviser explained that the Federal Government through its partnership with the present administration in Ondo State has engaged over 706 unemployed youths who are not graduates called N-Build into the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Lafbart automobile, St John Bosco Institute, Ondo and all the Technical Colleges in the state except with the one in ldanre.
The programme is with the aim of getting youths engaged and impacting entrepreneurship knowledge on them to serve as another means of generating income created themselves rather than depending on white collar jobs.
According to her, no fewer than 159 youths are undergoing various courses of learning in Technical College, Owo with security various tools like mechanical tools box, drilling machines, protective shoes, and electrodes among others.
She pointed out that government pays minimum of N10, 000 to each student as their transport fares for conducive learning of the programme.
Ademosu commended Governor Akeredolu for the laudable projects he has been able to execute across the state within his one and half years in office.
“The schools without being fenced by past administrations in the state had left pupils at the mercy of strangers that can kidnap them”, she observed
Speaking with journalists, the Security man at St Andrew Anglican School, Elegbeka, Mr. Joshua Akinbode expressed pleasure with the level of projects that have been executed in the school by the Governor Akeredolu administration noting that the development has yielded positive results as the number of pupils in the school has increased tremendously.
Also, the Registrar and a Staff of the Technical College, Owo, Mr. Olugbenga Apata and Mr. Giwa Jerome commended President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Akeredolu, for their initiative at making use of technical colleges in the state to encourage youths in learning entrepreneurship skills rather than for them to depend on government for the creation of jobs.
The Staffs of the college, noted that the opportunity through the partnership between the state and the federal governments will promote entrepreneurship skills and lead to change of status among youths in the country.