Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has charged the people of Akure to hold their National Assembly lawmakers accountable for the inclusion in next year’s budget, funds for the establishment of a teaching hospital in the ancient town.
Professor Osinbajo who gave the charge during a visit to the Deji of Akure’s palace said he was on the same page with the town’s leadership that a teaching hospital was long overdue.
He promised to intimate the president on this development as well as work with members of the national assembly to make this dream a reality.
The Vice President lauded the Deji and the entire people of Ondo state for their peaceful conduct adding that peace remains the only panacea to development of any nation.
Also speaking, Governor of Ondo state, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN thanked the Vice President for the visit and expressed optimism that the teaching hospital dream will soon come to fruition.
Earlier, the Deji, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo appealed to the Federal Government to give Akure indigenes federal appointments as well as provide matching fund for a teaching hospital which will be to the benefit of the entire people of the state.
Present at the visit include the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, his Minister of State counterpart, Professor Claudius Daramola, NDDC Board Chairman, Senator Victor Udoma Egba, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Retired General Paul Boroh,former governor of Ekiti state, Segun Oni and APC chieftain Chief Pius Akinyelure.