- Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has opened up on his refusal to stay in the lodge built by his predecessor, Olusegun Mimiko
- According to Akeredolu, the multi-billion naira governor’s lodge which was originally a modest three-room duplex had a structural defect
- The governor made this known on Friday, June 4, at the foundation laying of a new governor’s lodge in Alagbaka, Akure
Akure, Ondo state - The governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu has revealed why he refused to stay in the multi-billion naira governor’s lodge built by his predecessor Olusegun Mimiko.
Akeredolu in a statement shared on his Facebook page on Friday, June 4, said he did not move into the former governor’s lodge used by late Dr. Olusegun Agagu because it had a structural defect.
He made the remark while speaking at the groundbreaking of the building of a new governor’s lodge Akeredolu who spoke in Alagbaka, Akure.
According to him, Mimiko had converted a modest three-room duplex of timber flooring, built for the Colonial District Officers into a lodge adding that it would take a superman to live in it.
Akeredolu further explained that the building went through a lot of modifications, restructuring, and renovations since the creation of the southwest state in 1976.
He also noted that the lodge was infested with termites and Mimiko did not fix the issues even though he mentioned the defects before leaving office.
While stating that it was a wrong assertion that Mimiko’s administration built a governor lodge, Akeredolu said the state deserves one.
Akeredolu denies calling for the abolishment of Nigerian Senate
The governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, has disassociated himself from claims that he is agitating for the scrapping of the Senate.
Speaking through Donald Ojogo, the Ondo state commissioner for information and orientation, Akeredolu on Wednesday, June 2, described the report as a product of interpretative error.
Ojogo, setting the record straight, clarified that the governor, like many other right-thinking and well-meaning Nigerians, is calling for a functional and single legislative body so as to reduce cost.