BY DAYO JOHNSON
THE multimillion naira Gani Fawehinmi diagnostic centre, initiated by the Ondo State government to immortalize late Human Rights activist is to be commissioner next month.
Governor Olusegun Mimiko said at the official presentation of this year’s state calendar.
The presentation is meant to remember past heroes of the state. The commissioning of the centre will coincide with the second year anniversary of the present administration.
Dr Mimiko said the centre had been fully equipped while finishing touches were being put to the landscaping of the edifice.
The governor said the state government would showcase many projects to mark its second year anniversary.
Speaking on the state calendar, the governor said that the state decided to celebrate past leaders who left worthy legacies upon which those coming behind should build upon.
He said: “Our rich historical past with both the youth and the adult facing one direction that has seen the nation as indolent, corrupt and to the extreme, a failed state.”
Dr Mimiko added that “we are unveiling the heroic deed of our forbears, elders and leaders in this unusual calendar. It is the celebration of the best of our best.
“It is a deliberate attempt to make it a collector’s edition, an invaluable item to educate and inform, while we also jostling us out of our reverie of only sharing a non existence cake instead of baking a cake and bringing wealth into existence for this generation and posterity.
Earlier, the Information Commissioner Ranti Akerele said that the heroes in the calendar include the first Civilian governor Chief Adekunle Ajasin,Justice Timothy Akinola Aguda, Brigadier General Samuel Ademulegun,Alhaji Babatunde Jose, Chief Gani Fawehinmi,Chief Mrs Folayegbe Ighodalo and Chief Olufemi Akinfosile.
Others include Roy Chicago, Chief D O Fagunwa, Justice Adekunle Orojo, Prof.Ifedayo Oladapo and Cief Gabriel Akin Deko