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Ondo renovates 900 boreholes

By Chris Chimezie
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In his efforts aimed at ensuring that  hygienic environment becomes sustainable in the state, Ondo state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has disclosed that the present administration has repaired over 900 bore holes across the state.

Governor Akeredolu made the disclosure while playing host to the officials of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), led by its Resident Representative, Mrs Khardiata Lo Ndiaye in his Office, in Akure.

The UNDP Officials were in the state for a Strategic Stakeholder’s Dialogue on Peaceful and Violence-Free 2019 General Elections in South West States, which was organised by Ondo State Government in conjunction with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Akeredolu explained further that several boreholes had equally been sunk to provide water for the residents, especially those in the remote areas.

The Governor argued that hygienic environment could hardly be achieved without sufficient water in the society.

The Governor who noted that water took greater percentage of cleanliness and other hygienic living, added that  UNDP contributed greatly to the water supply being enjoyed in the state.

He promised a renewed and enduring partnership with the global body based on adherence to best practice targeting human capital development across sectors.

The governor who regretted the pull-out of partnership with UNDP in the year 2013, assured that such unfortunate incidence will never happen again, more so that the state has painstakingly worked its development programmes, mission and vision in consonance with the aspirations of the people and in tandem with the goals of the global development partners.

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Arakunrin Akeredolu however, reiterated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration toward providing an enabling environment for the  Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), and the security agencies to conduct peaceful, free, fair and credible polls in the February 16 general election.

Earlier, the UNDP Resident Representative, Mrs Khardiata Ndiaye, commended the efforts of the state government and other stakeholders for their strong commitment to peace and security, especially during this electoral period.

She explained that the peaceful conduct of any election is not only important to the inhabitants of the States, but also to all Nigerians and friends of Nigeria around the world.

“It is not just an event related to elections only, but a joint effort targeted at strengthening democratic and good governance as well as sustaining peace.

“For us, it is very important, since Ondo State has a reputation to be a very peaceful, quiet and a friendly state. I think we need to jointly sustain this peace and prevent anything that can bring violence.

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