Intended guests at the Dr. Olusegun Mimiko inauguration ceremony in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Sunday, the 24th of this month, have been advised against coming with handbags or metallic objects as the possession of any of the items will prevent them from gaining access to the event venue.
Speaking on a Programme on Orange 94.5 FM in Akure yesterday, the Chairman, Inauguration Committee and the Budget and planning Commissioner, Mr. Akin Adaramola and his information counterpart, Mr. Kayode Akinmade described the decision as part of the security measures being put in place to ensure a hitch-free event. The committee members also mentioned that the event would be beamed live on national and local television stations, adding that people outside of the shores of Nigeria would also have the opportunity of viewing the event live as well.
Meanwhile, artisans and the entire labour force in the state have been mobilising themselves for effective participation as the countdown to the inauguration of the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko for a second term in office begins. A staffer of the Ministry of Works, Teju Aishida, said workers in the state had every reason to contribute their quota to the success of the event, positing that civil servants in the state had never had it so good since the state was created.
“There is nothing we are doing to make February 24 a success that would be too much because Mimiko has sacrificed a lot for us. In fact, we can’t reciprocate his gestures enough,” Aishida said. Continuing, he said, “there have been governments in this state, without any bias, Mimiko’s government has been exceptional, not only to the civil service but to the entire people of the state as every sector has been taken care of by his government.” Aishida added that it was no mean feat to remain the only state that still pays the highest minimum wage in the entire country.
“This is the real government of the people by the people and for the people. It is our government because we gave him the mandate and we are not disappointed” In the same vein, the coalition of Neighbourhood market operators in the state have resolved to use the event to show their gratitude to Governor Mimiko for “picking us from grass to grace” Speaking through a representative, Dotun Alli, the coalition said its still like a dream the opportunity offered them by the Govvernor to rub shoulders with the best in the society.
“Before Mimiko provided these markets for us, we knew what a hash life could mean, but today, we operate in a millennium market for almost free. We have power uninterrupted and our children have crèche to themselves even with police posts, we have never had it so good, that was why we voted for him for a second term and we must celebrate the new mandate”Alli insists.