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Falana Advises Akeredolu to Fight Corruption in Ondo

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In a congratulatory message by Femi Falana (SAN), yesterday, he has advised the newly inaugurated Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), to frontally confront corruption for the good of the people of the state.

Falana urged him that he “must not only plug the leakages, but you  must also  frontally fight corruption so as to conserve the limited resources of the state for the good of the people”.

The message stated: “I congratulate you on your inauguration as the  governor of Ondo State.

“No doubt, the task before you is gargantuan as the state has been run aground in many areas.

“The people are groaning in poverty in the midst the opulence of the elite  as the economy is in shambles.

“Criminality is on the increase on the part of disenchanted youths. Law and order have broken down as the rule of law is in abeyance. Integrity and principle in politics have been sacrificed due  to harsh economic conditions being experienced by the masses. The moral fabric has to been restored in the Ondo State political landscape.

“Yours is a state of paradoxes. Workers are owed arrears of salaries by the state which earns resources from the  oil derivation fund.

“Whereas it was the late Dr. Akinola Aguda, an indigene of the state,  who laid a solid foundation for the judiciary of Botswana the Ondo state judiciary has not been able to address the crisis of injustice.

“Education is also comatose in a state that has produced not fewer  than 10 National Merit Award Winners including two from the same town. Intercity and township roads are in a dilapidated state.

“However, the socio-economic problems confronting the state are not insurmountable provided that  you are prepared to involve the people in the planning and execution of all projects.  “Your government should  make the people the subject and object of governance. In implementing the welfare programmes that formed the basis of your campaign you must place premium on a knowledge based economy as over reliance on oil has compounded the crisis of poverty in the state. While  jettisoning the neo-liberal  economic policies that have ruined the national economy you must ensure the revitalisation of agriculture, the exploitation of the bitumen resources and the development of the Olokola port in the state.

“You must not only plug the leakages, but you  must also  frontally fight corruption so as to conserve the limited resources of the state for the good of the people  especially  massive investment in education, healthcare and infrastructure”.

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