Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has submitted that his government would not discriminate against any community, notwithstanding the outcome of the last election in the respective communities. Governor Mimiko further gave assurance that the commitment of his government to the overall well being of every citizen of the state remains unshaken, even as he promised distribution of amenities among all communities.
Speaking yesterday, at the burial of the Chairman of Akoko South West Local Government, Lady Opeyemi Adefarati, in Oka Akoko, who died in a road accident, Mimiko said: “My government will never discriminate against any community in whatever guise, irrespective of the results of the last governorship election in the state. “Our commitment to the overall well being of every citizen of this state remains unshaken as well as the even distribution of amenities among all communities.”
The governor said the most important gain made during the poll was the absolute peaceful atmosphere under which the election took place. On his administration’s efforts to further tame auto carnage on the roads, Mimiko told the congregation at St, John’s Anglican Church that the construction of a road from Akungba Akoko to Simerin would commence before the next rainy season.
He said: “We have done excellent engineering job at the Okia end as part of measures to bring down the rate of accidents and also to ensure the longevity of the road. “Now the state government has also decided to construct a road that will run from Akungba Akoko to Simerin Oka in order to circumvent this problematic area and reduce dangers on the road.”
He lashed out at those breaking the barriers erected to prevent accidents and turning them to illegal toll gates as enemies of the people of the area. Mimiko described Adefarati as an unforgettable performer whose tenure was filled with commitment, honesty, diligence and integrity in her assignment.