Akeredolu warns against congratulatory adverts ahead of inauguration

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The Governor-elect of Ondo State, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, has warned public officers and heads of government ministries, departments, agencies not to place any paid or unpaid congratulatory advertisements in the media ahead of the inauguration.

The Governor-elect in a statement released by the Secretary of the Steering Committee, Mr Kunle Adebayo decried situations where government funds would be expended on un-approved political purposes.

He said: "The Governor-Elect of Ondo State, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, wishes to invite the attention of Public Officers and Heads of Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to his decision that paid or unpaid congratulatory announcements in the media should not be made in his favour on the oncoming Inauguration Ceremonies for Friday, the 24th of February, 2017."

The statement further read: "As Civil Servants and Implementers of Government Policies, Public officers are requested to remember that their sense of judgment, conduct, professionalism and loyalty are expected to be used strictly in support of Government in all its endeavors to impart on the lives of our people.

"To this end, Heads of MDAs are requested to advice their officers to comply accordingly. There is much work to be done and there is no time to lose."

The inauguration of Akeredolu as Governor of the state is slated for Friday February 24.

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