By DAYO JOHNSON
AKURE—WHILE the Ondo State Government is thumbing its chest over its achievements, particularly on housing, the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the October 20 election, Chief Olusola Oke, has said those claims were mere ruse.
The government, however, inaugurated over 225 housing units completed at Sunshine Gardens, Oba-Ile, Akure.
Governor Olusegun Mimiko, at the inauguration, pledged to make housing affordable for the people of the state irrespective of their social and economic status.
He added that his administration was committed to alleviating the suffering of the people in getting affordable houses.
Gov. Mimiko said the state had committed N734 million for the provision of land, roads construction, electrification, water, adequate security and fencing of the estate.
He, however, regretted that the state had not been able to implement the housing project for the people after the one done in 1976 by the administration of Wing-Commander David Ita-Ikepeme in Ala and Alagbaka in Akure.
Mimiko noted that housing, which was one of the 12-point developmental agenda of his administration, had been given top priority due to the natural and fundamental fact that housing is a basic need of human existence.
However, PDP, weekend, said all the “cosmetic projects” initiated by the Labour Party, LP-led administration in the state, would be scrapped if voted into power in the October 20 election.
Oke, who spoke with newsmen in Akure, declared that such projects were not sustainable.
He listed some of the projects to be scrapped if voted into power to include the construction of the Mega schools in the three senatorial districts of the state, the beautification projects which include the water fountain and the dew spinners constructed in two roundabouts in Akure metropolis, among others.
Oke said: “The mega schools concept is antithetical to the policy of education in the country because there was no provision for mega secondary schools and mega universities in the system.”