The paramount ruler of Igbokoda, Oba Afolabi Oladimeji Odidiomo has written an Open letter to the governor of Ondo state, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu. In his letter, he sited the underdevelopment of the Ilaje nation and called on the Governor to do something about it. His letter reads: OPEN LETTER TO GOV ROTIMI AKEREDOLU. Good morning
The paramount ruler of Igbokoda, Oba Afolabi Oladimeji Odidiomo has written an Open letter to the governor of Ondo state, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu. In his letter, he sited the underdevelopment of the Ilaje nation and called on the Governor to do something about it. His letter reads:
OPEN LETTER TO GOV ROTIMI AKEREDOLU.
Good morning your Excellency. I have chosen to write you through this medium because i am sure it could be one of the quickest means to reaching you. Sending a letter to your office has no guarantee that you will see it or read it, but here i am sure one or two of your lieutenants will either show it to you or copy and send to you. Sir I cannot write you any letter without thanking you for the prompt payment of workers salaries and almost paying off all outstanding salaries and areas. It is also to your credit sir, that you are one of the first Governors in the Nation to accept to pay the new minimum wage. That shows how much you believe in workers welfare.
Let me also thank you sincerely for the numerous roads and the face lifting you are giving to Akure, our state capital. I also know sir, that in Owo today you are a hero. You have successfully turned Owo roads to a road in paradise.
Sir, I have chosen to bring to your notice the terrible situation our people are subjected to.
Today, many villages have been destroyed by sea upsurge and many houses eroded. There are many areas in ilaje that are yearly submerged in the water by the regular overflow of the sea and the rivers.
It may be surprising to you that Ilaje local government has only one general hospital with only 3 doctors to serve the whole of the local government. There is no local government in this state do not have more than 3 hospitals. Many of our people died of diseases that are treatable but because there are no hospitals and personnel to care for them. We will appeal that a well staffed hospital, say in Ugbonla to complement Igbokoda will go a long way.
Also sir, the opening up of our land with the roads constructed by the Agagu regime no doubt has tripled economic activities and the gains if our people. Ilaje are generally hard working people. Now that the roads created by Agagu and with a section asphalt over layed by the Mimiko regime, we having being looking up to you that you will also help us to repair and do asphalt over lay of the other section i.e the Upare to Araromi Seaside. We know that some our schools were renovated recently but the schools do not have teachers. For instance sir, Ilaje High School with only 24 teachers have 2300 pupils while Methodist High school and or Stella Maris College(s) Okitipupa with slightly lower number of pupils have over 120 teachers.
Sir, I cannot continue to go on and on. Our subjects have started insulting us that we are the one who has refused to talk to government over the plight of the people. We need to be able to face our people when election will come with the evidence of the areas you intervened to add oil to where the shoe pinches. We appeal that you consult our people to prioritize our concerns for your quick intervention.
I am still a friend of this government.
LONG LIVE ILAJE LAND.
LONG LIVE ONDO STATE.
Oba Odidiomo Afolabi Oladimeji
Akokoniko, Larada 1.