Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has rounded off his two day visit to Ondo state with words of commendation for Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, saying he has justified his mandate with projects and initiatives to better the lots of his people.
Osinbajo during a special live interview on the services of the state owned television, OSRC TV and radio, Orange Fm said Akeredolu's style of governance which takes cognisance of proper planning before projects execution deserves commendation.
He said Akeredolu's effort to rejig the economy of the state through massive infrastructure, bitumen exploration, and revamping the fortunes of cocoa, as a lesding producer in nigeria, deserve the needed support by all and sundry.
"Ondo is a great state with incredible potentials. I am excited to see what the government is doing in terms of infrastructure, and the development surrounding bitumen which of course the state is very well known for.
" I think the future here is certainly great with the work that is going on and the detailed plans.
"Ondo has always been the cocoa capital of Nigeria, and one of the key projects the government has chosen to do is to resuscitate good cocoa production as the leading state in cocoa production in Nigeria and the entire world. I think we are looking at an exciting time ahead for this state.
"We have one of the largest bitumen deposit here in Ondo state. You can imagine Ondo state is not going to be like other states in the country as it is in the right direction, so we are looking forward to a great time."
Osinbajo revealed that the Buhari led government has so far invested 1.3 trillion naira on infrastructure which he noted is the highest by any government in the history of the country.
Osinbajo said all the social intervention programmes of the present government like the Npower, Home Grown School Feeding, Conditional Cash Transfer scheme among others are aimed at uplifting the socioeconomic status of the people.
He said his visit across the country has revealed to him that the masses are appreciative of government's efforts to reposition the country inspite of all challenges.
The VP who was accompanied to the interview session by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, and other top federal and state functionaries, was received by the Chairman of Orange Fm and OSRC, Mr Kunle Adebayo