By AbuSatar Hamed
AKURE: The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has said he is now back in the state, stronger and more energetic and with more vigour to work for the people of Ondo State.
Akeredolu stated this while responding to questions from journalists on his returns to Akure, the state capital on Friday November 8, 2019, after some weeks of absence, saying, while in Abuja, he also performed a lot of functions for the benefit of the state and the people.
His words: “When we were in Abuja, I was able to attended National Economic Council (NEC) meeting, signed Memorandum of Understanding for establishment of modern hospital that would cost about a billion Naira and also met with World Bank country representative for the benefit of the state.
“Also, we were part of Governors Forum, we were part of NEC and we negotiated a lot of commitments for the state like the Medourse Hospital and also met with the World Bank Country Director.”
Akeredolu said he was surprised with the crowd that came to welcome him at the airport, adding, “When I got here, saw that the crowd here is so large, I am so surprised that people have shown a lot of love for us and we will work for them.
The governor who stayed in Abuja on the instruction of his physician over state of his health said, “I am now back here, stronger and more energetic and with more vigour to work for the people of Ondo State and this we shall do.”
Recalled, the governor’s flight marked, N66-4AC touched down at the Akure Airport at 5:33p.m., on Friday November 8, 2019, where tumultuous crowd, including traditional rulers, top politicians, civil servants. Market women, members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and hundreds of okada riders came to receive him.