Ondo State Acting Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has inaugurated the Technical Committee on the State’s 30-Year Growth Vision.
The Committee inaugurated at the Cocoa Conference Hall, Governor Office, Alagbaka Akure is to chart the plans for the long term development of the state.
The committee is for the crafting of the long-desired Ondo State 30-Year Development Plan, tagged “Ondo 2054”, declared Aiyedatiwa.
With the inuaguration, The Acting Governor said, the State is set for 30-Year journey in pursuit of physical development, social growth and economic prosperity.
“Notwithstanding our modest achievements so far, under the ‘REDEEMED’ policy guide, in our quest to take the State to greater heights on predictable long-term development trajectory, and in response to the yearnings and aspirations of our people, we have resolved to put in place a 30-Year Development Plan spanning 2024 to 2054”.
Aiyedatiwa who was thankful to the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, for the vision, explained that, for the success of the Committee’s assignment, the State Government is willing and ready to give necessary support and cooperation.
“Let me charge our top brass technocrats who are members of The Technical Committee to brace up and put on their thinking caps as the task ahead is no doubt daunting and challenging” .
“It entails that you put in your best and bring to bear your professionalism and experience in order to complete the assignment in record time” .
“The Technical Committee is expected to work in conjunction with the consultants engaged to provide technical back stopping for the Plan Preparation Process” , he further said.The Acting Governor expressed appreciation to the United Nations Development Programme UNDP and the State’s consultants for agreeing to support this noble vision with their technical expertise and experience.
Earlier, Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Pastor Emmanuel Igbasan in his opening remarks, said for the State to achieve the huge task that must be achieved between now and the nearest possible future, development must be planned and then pursued.
Expressing his enthusiasm about the assignment, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, who is also the chairman of the Committee, Mr Bayo Philip, spoke on behalf of the Technical Committee stating that, a strategic plan for the State was good omen which will accelerate sustainable development of the Sunshine State.