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‘South-West leading in developmental strides’

‘South-West leading in developmental strides’

By Adekola Afolabi
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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has revealed that the South West region in the country  had taken the lead in various developmental achievements in Nigeria and Africa and described the  feat as first of its kind in Africa.

The governor made the revelation while receiving the Alumni of the Western Nigeria Television (WNTV), in his office, Akure, the Ondo state capital. The team was led by Ambassador Yemi Farounwi.

Akeredolu who specifically lauded the establishment of the first Television Station in Nigeria and that Africa at large, stressed the South West must not lose sight of its place in the history of development and its monumental contributions to the development of the country and Africa in general.

He noted that the South West had taken the lead in various developmental achievements and applauded the move by the Alumni to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Television broadcast in Nigeria and the entire Africa.

The governor lauded the alumni for ensuring that history were put in the right perspective, describing it as a worthy course.

Earlier, the leader of the team, Ambassador Yemi Farounwi, said the WNTV’s alumni were coming together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Television broadcast in Nigeria and Africa as a whole as a way of putting history in its proper perspective.

He noted that such celebration, which would highlight the achivements made by the Old Western Nigeria, would also motivate the younger generation to do more.

Farounwi insisted that the lack of history must not be allowed to distort the monumental contributions of the South West towards the development of the country.

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