Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has expressed relief at the news of the release of the kidnapped expatriate with the Craneburg Construction Company who was abducted at a construction site in Owo.

Governor Akeredolu described the safe return of the expatriate as delightful.

“I am particularly happy that the abducted personnel with Craneburg construction company has regained freedom. We can only imagine his ordeal in the hands of his abductors.

“We also rejoice with other officials of this construction company who had been under tremendous emotional stress as they hoped for the safe return of their colleague.

“For us as government, we appreciate the work Craneburg is doing in Ondo State. We have given them our assurance to beef up security at the construction sites henceforth.

“Since we assumed office, the Craneburg Construction Company has handled and delivered a number of our projects including the Ore flyover, just as they also handle projects in other states in the country. There was never a time when they bothered about the issue of security. They had lived peacefully with our people for over 5 years.

“We understand the sad reality of insecurity across the country. In the sunshine state, we are prepared to double our efforts and tackle this menace with vigour.” The Governor said.

Governor Akeredolu appreciated all security agencies in the state for the relentless efforts and steps taken to ensure that the victim return unharmed.


Richard Olatunde
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State
August 11, 2022.

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