Kayode Olabanji, Okitipupa
The Ilaje Development Summit Group (IDSG), has lauded Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for picking Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, as his running mate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
In a statement issued by IDSG’s Executive Administrator, Reverend Sola Adebawo, said the choice, represents a clear recognition of both the obvious capacity of our brother and son to perform in this huge role, and a strong indication of an acknowledgment of the critical place of Ilaje in the sustainable success of the State.
“This represents the beginning of a new era of Ilaje in the mainstream of governance in Ondo State, which our fathers fought relentlessly to help create, and which our resources have helped to sustain over the years.”
The group noted that “as we approach the elections, we demand for a genuine focus on Ilaje for sustainable development of neglected infrastructure and other key areas such as health, education, economy, electricity etc. as a matter of commitment and not mere campaign rhetoric ”
“Though neither a political nor religious, IDSG is an inclusive organization with no exclusive political or religious affiliation. The organization is made up of the most accomplished Ilaje sons and daughters in Nigeria and different countries around the world, we therefore parade some of the finest minds in Ilaje land, “ he said.
IDSG, is a citizen-led initiative to engineer coordinated sustainable development of Ilaje land through participatory partnership of all groups, associations and individuals working for the development of Ilaje land.
The group convened the much-talked about first-of-its-kind Ilaje Development Summit on November 23, 2019, at the Dome Akure, with participation by the Ondo State Government and Ilaje sons and daughters from different countries around the world, where the first Ilaje Regional Development Plan (a 50-year strategic plan for development of Ilaje land) was launched.
As a global organization of most outstanding Ilaje sons and daughters across all walks of life, IDSG seeks to partner with government at all levels and other critical stakeholders to engender sustainable development of Ilaje land, which has been obviously neglected by successive administrations in the State.