By; ODEYEMI SAMUEL, Akure
The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is empowering 180 Women across the state with N100,000 each to mark his first anniversary in office.
The Chairman of the First year Anniversary Planning Committee and Commissioner for Finance, Mr Wale Akinterinwa told journalists at a press conference in Akure that the money shall be paid through Micro Credit Agency to each of the ten women selected from the 18 local government areas of the state.
According to him, activities will kick off on Monday 19th February with a lecture to be delivered by a Professor of Law, Akin Oyebode on the topic “Rethinking the Nigerian Nationhood:Issues and Challenges” .
The lecture, he said, will be chaired by a former Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Alani Akinrinade.
Akinterinwa noted that the event will also feature the commissioning of roads and flagging off of new ones across the three senatorial districts of the state by the governor.
According to him, other activities include the commissioning of the Technology Hub at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), jumat service at the Akure Central Mosque, choral and virtual pipe organ concert at St Patrick’s Anglican Church, Owo, APC unification rally at the MKO Abiola Democracy Park, Akure, and a media chat by Akeredolu at the Ondo State Rediovision Corporation (OSRC).
Mr. Akinterinwa said government will present an award of excellence to students who performed brilliantly in all competitions, command performance, novelty match between the executives and the lawmakers as well as Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC.
The anniversary, he said, will be rounde up with an Inter-denominational service at the Dome in Akure, adding that the cost of the event is minimal in view of the economic realities in the state and Akeredolu’s modest disposition to governance.
Also speaking at the briefing, the Commissioner for Information, Yemi Olowolabi said all logistics have been put in place to ensure a hitch free event.