Campaign Trail: Mimiko Vows to Industrialize Ondo state
Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko at the weekend assured the people of the State of his determination to revive the ailing industries and establish more with a view to providing jobs for the people and boost the state economy at the same time.
Mimiko who was in Ose local government area of the State in continuation of his re-election campaign for the October 20 election assured the people of the area of resuscitating the Ifon Ceramic Industry which had become comatose.
Mimiko who disclosed that steps had been taken to revive the moribund industry by his administration noted that foreign technical partners had been brought and works were on adding that the company would soon come on steam as soon as constant electricity supply to the company was provided.
He equally assured that there would be establishment of more industries in the State that would take our youths off the streets in his second term in office adding that already, all that were required to make this a reality had been done in the last three and a half years since he assumed office.
While assuring that the resources of the State would be evenly redistributed for the development of the entire State, the Governor vowed not to be entrapped by any godfather who will dictate to his government thereby truncating the rapid development which the State had enjoyed in the last three and a half years.
While assuring the people of adequate supply of potable water, Mimiko disclosed that the construction of solar powered boreholes to several communities in the State were interim measures aimed arresting the hitherto acute shortage of water.
He disclosed that plans had reached an advanced stage towards the massive rehabilitation of water dams all over the State that would provide clean water for people in the cities.
The Governor however enthused that the people of Ose now have access to hygienic pipe-borne water following huge sum of money which his administration expended on the rehabilitation of their dam which though built in 1965 but had been abandoned by successive administrations in the State.
The Governor who expressed optimism of a landslide victory in the election owing to the numerous developmental projects which his administration had done and for which the people had continued to appreciate by their show of love and by their prayers for him and his cabinet, he vowed to make Ondo State a real place of pride that would be a benchmark for others to follow in all ramifications if re-elected again.
The Governor who visited towns such as Ifon, Imoru, Ijagba, Ute, Idiani, Afo amosgt other was received in all these town with drumming and dancing by an appreciate people.
Indeed, the Olufon of Ifo, Oba Israel Adeusi was full of eulogies for Governor Mimiko and he did not minced words as to the preparedness of his people to vote again for Dr Mimiko when the Governor paid him a courtesy call in his Palace.
The traditional ruler thanked the Governor for making the Dam to work again; he equally thanked him for his efforts at reviving the Ifon Ceramic Industry adding that the industry would be a veritable source of employment for the people of the state when rejuvenated.