Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has again eulogised the legacies left behind by the late sage, and the first executive Governor of Ondo State, Late Chief Adekunle Ajasin, on education for his rich policy that is today recognized both internally and externally.
Osinbajo, who was represented by Dr Isah Ali Muhammad, at a Summit organised by the state government tagged, “Develop Ondo”, said that education is the bedrock of any development that could happen to any state or nation as a whole.
He made the assertion in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Wednesday, at the opening ceremony of the summit.
He later advised the good people of the state to massively work hand in hands with the state governor in developing the state since the state is endowed with both human and natural resources.
Meanwhile, in his welcoming address, the state governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, thanked the friends of the state who have come from far and near, to witness the occasion for their supports so far and their willingness to make the state an industrial hub.
Akeredolu pleaded with the good people of the state to come together as one indivisible family that she is known for, to rebuild and tap from the abundant resources that God bestowed on the state.
He said further that the government cannot do it alone and that the development rest on everybody’s shoulder, which the peaceful coexistence witnessed from the time immemorial has helped thus far.
Earlier, the Arole Oodua, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan, the Ojaja II, has predicted Ondo State, as the next place for rapid development after Lagos and Ogun State.
He said that the state has the potentials mostly the availability of the longest coastal line in Nigeria that connects Ondo to Lagos which will be seeing as a way of reducing congestion in Lagos.
Oba Adeyeye, later appealed to the people of the state, who are well to do, to assist in making the state great and competitive in the area of industrialization.