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ODSG approves new judicial complex, N980m Akure stadium renovation

By Adedotun Ajayi

The Ondo State Executive Council has approved the construction of a new judicial complex, the renovation of the Akure township stadium, and substantial improvements to the state’s road infrastructure.

These significant steps to enhance the state’s infrastructure and development were taken during an Exco meeting on Tuesday, presided over by Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

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The outcome of the meeting was disclosed to journalists on Wednesday by several key officials: Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General Kayode Ajulo, Commissioner for Youth and Sport Development Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, Special Adviser on Infrastructure Ayo Babalola, and Commissioner for Lands and Housing Akinwumi Sowore.

Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Kayode Ajulo emphasised the importance of the new judicial complex, describing it as a landmark project.

Ajulo highlighted the governor’s commitment to public welfare and peace, noting that the new complex will provide a suitable and dignified environment for the administration of justice in Ondo State.

Commissioner for Sports, Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye discussed the revamping of the Akure township stadium, pointing out the governor’s focus on youth development and mental health through sports.

He said the upgraded stadium aims to meet international standards, making it a venue capable of hosting significant events and generating economic benefits for the state.

Yusuf-Ogunleye noted that the development of the stadium transcends entertainment, turning it into a business venture that can stimulate further growth and development in Ondo State.

Special Adviser on Infrastructure Ayo Babalola also provided insights into the state’s road infrastructure improvements.

He highlighted a major 28-kilometer road project in the Irele local government area of the state.

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He said the road is expected to have significant economic value, as it will connect directly to an open free trade zone, the ongoing Lagos/Calabar coastal road, and be in close proximity to the Edo State border, just 100 meters away.

Babalola expressed confidence that this project will enhance the state’s economic vitality, making it more robust and buoyant.

Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Akinwumi Sowore said these initiatives, including the renovation of the secretariat of the Ondo State Council of Obas in Akure, reflect the Ondo State government’s dedication to comprehensive development, aiming to improve the judicial system, enhance sports facilities, and boost economic infrastructure, thereby fostering overall growth and prosperity in the state.

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