The more clear you are about what you want the more likely you are to achieve it. On assumption of office as the sixth democratically elected governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, left no one in doubt about his vision for the State.
He was clearheaded about what to do and how to do it when he reel off his five point agenda -1. Job creation through Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and Industrialisation. 2 .Massive Infrastructural development and maintenance. 3. Provision of functional Education and Technological growth. 4. Provision of Accessible and Qualitative Health care and social service delivery. 5. Rural Development and Community Extension services.
Third year running into his first term, Governor Akeredolu has not derailed in his dream of turning the state’s economy from civil servants driven to an industrialised one.
The five point agenda is interwoven and knitted. The massive infrastructural development and maintenance embarked upon by his administration has created a conducive environment for industry to thrive. This, in turn creates jobs.
Basically, some of the industries that have taken off at the Ondo- Ninyi Industrial Park, Ore need agricultural products as its raw materials for production.
Attempts by the previous administrations in Ondo State to attract investors were fruitless. But Governor Akeredolu hit it big. Only his business trip to the Republic of China in 2018 has produced five companies : the WIN WIN TEX, the Plywood , HDF, Marine Wood Factory, the Papermill, the Ethanol Factory and the High Density Fiberboard factory.
Now, in Ondo State, cynicism and skepticism are giving ways. Even political advisories of Arakunrin are overtly giving testimonies of the good work and the breakthroughs of his administration in the key sectors.
Presently, Governor Akeredolu is at the ongoing Dubai’s, UAE 9th Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in furtherance of his administration’s commitment to industrialise the state’s economy.
No doubt. By the end of his successful eight year term, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, would have built a virile economy and industrialisation will be the hallmark of his tenure.