Ondo ex-militants ’lI enjoy FG amnesty
By Chris Chimezie
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has assured that his administration will not relent in ensuring that disarmed youths in Ilaje and Ese-Odo Local Government areas were integrated into the Federal Government Amnesty programme.
Akeredolu made this known during a thank-you-tour to Ilaje and Ese-Odo Local Government Areas of Ondo South Senatorial District over the outcome of the last House of Assembly elections
It would be recalled that the All Progressives Congress (APC) won 23 out of 26 seats in the recently concluded State House of Assembly election in the state.
The Governor who described youths as relevant in the socio-economic development of the state, appealed to the ex-militants to give the federal government more time to do the needful, assuring that his administration would keep pressurising to ensure that they were included in the programme.
He appealed to the disarmed youths to give the Federal Government more time as the state government too is pressuring them towards hastening the integration process.
Also, the Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi explained that the state government has put in much efforts aimed at integrating the ex-militants and assured that it would soon yield good fruits.
He appealed to them to join the government in praying, work together with them, shun violence and allow peace to continue reigning as the state government will continue making efforts towards ensuring that their dreams come true.
Governor Akeredolu had earlier at the town hall meetings held at Igbekebo, headquarters of Ese-Odo local government, thanked people of the council area for supporting the party through massive votes in the just concluded House of Assembly poll.
At Igbokoda, headquarters of Ilaje Local Government where the Governor rounded off the first day of the six days tour across the state, he also appreciated the people for identifying with the party and expressed optimism that the party’s candidates elected would cooperate with his administration to deliver more dividends of good governance to them.
He thanked the monarchs and market women in the area for supporting the government’s peace efforts, promising that his administration will continue to work for the development of the local government area.
He assured that work would soon commence on the multi-billion naira Araromi-Ibeju Lekki road project as soon as the dissolved NDDC board is reconstituted.
State Chairman APC, Engr Ade Adetimehin who thanked the people for their massive support for the party, enjoined them to continue to support the APC-led government and assured that they would not be let down.