By Dayo Johnson
Akure—A 158-man Strategic Development and Policy Implementation Committee was yesterday inaugurated by the governor elect, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, ahead of his taking over as governor in February.
It is expected to develop a “blue print to Progress Ondo state” that will guide the new government towards effective service delivery and a purposeful tenure.
Akeredolu equally inaugurated a 21 man transition committee, as well as a 78-man ceremony committee.
The governor elect said in Akure while inaugurating the committees that the Strategic Development and Policy Implementation Committee will submit its report by February 14 while the Transition Committee and the inauguration ceremonies committee will submit their reports as and when due.
He said the vision and mission of his administration is to lead a patriotic, highly inspired and competent team to rescue the ship of the state.
“It is certainly not an understatement to say that these are difficult times for our state,” he said.
“While no single large scale industry exists today in our state, businesses, both small and medium scales have collapsed thereby displacing the chances of productive employment for able bodied citizens.
“Government workers are being owed several months of salaries while pensioners and senior citizens are lamenting the avoidable punishment being meted upon them by the realities of times .
“Our young people are unemployed and traumatised and are fast losing confidence in themselves and established institutions while families wallow in arrested hope and forlorn aspirations.