By Chris Chimezie & Mary Agidi
The Oloba of Oba-Akoko, Oba Nurudeen Adegoroye and the Olukun of Ikun-Akoko, Oba Michael Olokunboro have commended the Akeredolu-led administration for its quick response at reconstructing the culverts linking communities in the area and for rehabilitating the deplorable Owo-Ikare road.
The monarchs gave the commendation during the state Governor’s inspection tour of the ongoing reconstruction of the bridges as well as rehabilitation of damaged portions of the ever-busy Owo-Ikare road in the Northern District of the state.
The two bridges which connected communities like Oba, Ikun, Afo, Ido-Ani and Imeri were washed away by heavy downpour and thereby made the road impassable for motorists.
Oba Olokunboro noted that the Governor’s gesture has proven that his administration is responsive to the yearnings, progress and welfare of the people of the state.
“Your gesture has demonstrated that you are a Governor to everybody in the state and your actions truly speak louder than words.
“Not only those at the urban settings, but also people like us at the rural communities of the state.
“Undoubtedly, by the time you would have completed your tenure in the state, Ondo would have achieved an unprecedented record of achievements which would serve as a template in which other Governors coming after you would emulate and build upon.
“On behalf of the people of Oba-Akoko, I thank you for your prompt and quick response to replace our collapsed culverts with standard bridges that would stand the test of time”, he said.
Also, the Olukun of Ikun, specially eulogised the Governor for not only approving the reconstruction of the damaged bridges, but has been monitoring the project as work progresses, saying “that to us, depicts humility.”
While commending Governor Akeredolu for his benevolence towards mitigating the hardship the collapsed bridges would have subjected the communities to, he said other Governors could have waited for months before responding to the people’s cries.
“Honestly, the quality of job done here is superb and would definitely last till eternity. We thank you for your love for us and we will continually support your administration with our prayers for more successes in your quest to transform the state”, he assured.
The Governor who noted that the engineers competency are amazing, hinted that their efforts have saved the state lots of money that would have been consumed by contractors, had the project been awarded to them.
Earlier, Arakunrin Akeredolu appreciated the competence and the quality of work done by the engineers at the state Ministry of Works, describing their worth as a thing of pride to the state.
Commenting on the ongoing rehabilitation of the Owo-Ikare road, Governor Akeredolu stated that the state government’s intervention would enable motorists plying the road have smooth rides.