Jimoh Ahmed, Ikare-Akoko
As Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is set to be sworn in for his second term as governor of Ondo State, the people of Akoko area of the state have called on him to do more in the area of infrastructural development, job creation and youth employment, protection of lives and property.
Some notable community leaders in the area who spoke with The Hope posited that while his first term witnessed massive road construction, efforts must be made during his second tenure to establish industries, which they say is the bed rock of economic emancipation in the area and the state in general.
They also called for the bringing back Alpha D factory at Ikare Akoko and others which they said hold the aces in development
Pa James Oladetohun, the leader of Ikare Akoko Northeast Local Government Elders Forum, urged the governor to complete the ongoing dualisation of the Ikare township road and extend it to Arigidi, Ugbe and Akungba to boost the economy of the area.
Chief Boboye Ojomo, the Asiwaju of Ifira in Akoko Southeast LocalGgovernment, appealed to the government to divert his attention to rural roads so that farm crops will not rot in the farms due to lack of good roads.
An Ikun Akoko community leader Reverend Cannon Foluso Ogunsuyi reminded the governor to assemble an intimidating team to form his new cabinet so that his vision could materialised.
Ogunsuyi called on the people of the state on the need to pray fervently for the incoming cabinet.
An educationist, Mr Alaba Ajongbade advised Akeredolu to resuscitate the free shuttle buses for the school children to cover long distances being trekked by the pupils.
Ajongbade said the ducation sector must be prioritized while government should make concrete effort to recruit teachers .