The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners(NITP) has given reasons for its nomination of the Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, for an honorary fellowship award.
The body said its decision hinges mainly on the urban renewal efforts of the Ondo State government which has transformed the state capital Akure to a model city.
Mimiko will be decorated with the award at an investiture ceremony scheduled for the Nicon Luxury Hotel, Garki Abuja on June 8.
Akure, the Ondo State capital, has in recent time assumed a city status as a result of its transformation occasioned by the ingenuity of the governor..
The town planners remarked that with just three and a half years in office, the Mimiko administration has been able to transform the state capital which has also become a tourist delight even as it said the template has already been set for other major towns in the state to assume the same status.
“Roads in the metropolis are well asphalted while major roads in the city are being expanded into four lanes even as beautiful landscaping has emerged”, they said.
“Apart from the many beautification going on at different parts of the state, a covered pedestrian bridge has been erected at the popular Oba Adesida road thus giving the popular area a befitting look coupled with the well defined vehicular marked routes”.