BY LEKE ADEGBITE
The lawmaker representing Akoko Northeast/Northwest federal constituency of Ondo state, Hon Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo at the weekend declared that the re-election of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the APC will lead to approval and take off of a sea port in the state in an effort to give the state economic emancipation.
Tunji-Ojo popularly known as ‘BTO’, pointed out that the project would also secure a brighter future for the generation yet unborn in the state.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Akure, the state capital, the House of Reps member said his constituents would not forget huge efforts of the Akeredolu’s administration with the construction of Oke Alabojuto and ongoing dualization of Ikare-Akoko township road.
The lawmaker explained that the October 10 2020 governorship election is not all about just re-electing Akeredolu but to make enhance the smooth approval of life impacting projects by the federal government.
He acknowledged the efforts of late Sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo in constructing Apapa seaport in Lagos, stressing the need for Ondo state people to back Akeredolu for similar long lasting projects.
Hon Tunji-Ojo said Ondo state people must be resolute to stay with the APC government to actualise the sea port project which is capable of turning the state to another Lagos in terms of revenue generation.
Tunji-Ojo who expressed deep concern over dwindling monthly allocation from the federation account to state governments, however expressed optimism that the sea port would make the state government to generate enough funds to meet its obligations including payment of salary.
He commended Governor Akeredolu for his unprecedented achievements especially in the area of infrastructural development.
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on NDDC, said Akeredolu had done well in putting the state on the path to sustainable development, as all problems could not be solved overnight.
Tunji-Ojo also explained that before the Akeredolu-led administration came on board, there were some basic problems in the Southern Senatorial district of the state, most of which have been resolved as a result of the commitment and drive of the incumbent Governor of Ondo State.
He added that the Ondo State-owned Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa, was neglected before the assumption of the Akeredolu’s administration, but the governor had turned the institution’s fortune around.
The Lawmaker said the Southern Senatorial district of the state had huge security challenge before the inception of the present Government noting that such had been resolved through the Amnesty programme at the State level.
Hon Tunji-Ojo also enjoined the people of Ondo State to ensure the continuity of the Akeredolu led administration in the State as it is capable of taking the state to higher level.