…Presents govt.’s blueprint
From: Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has reiterated
his administration’s commitment to the well-being of all residents of
the state, saying that his government would impact positively on the lives of the
people through robust and effective planning.
He governor said the appreciation of the necessity for planning dictated the
pace at which his administration proceeded from inception.
Akeredolu spoke, on Wednesday, during the unveiling and public
presentation of the blueprint of his administration by the Strategic
Development and Policy Implementation Committee (SDPIC) at the
International Event Centre (The Dome) in Akure, the state capital.
The governor inaugurated the SDPIC on December 29, 2016, to prepare a blueprint that would guild his administration in fulfilling his campaign promises.
He also said that his administration recognised the significance of
planning for the realisation of any aspiration towards real
According to him, “We are convinced that there can be no impactful
stride taken by any government without adequate planning. We hold dear
the philosophy of making haste slowly. We believe it is more
profitable for us to proceed assuredly than to embark on any
unorganized pastime which accommodates tokenism and peripheral
attention extended to systemic problems of existence in the state.
“The knowledge of the real situation of things assists in planning. It
gives a clear vision of the itinerary of the government and the best
way possible to chart a realistic course of development.
“It is veritable template through which the viability of programmes is
measured. It is the check list, a scientific guide which approximates
the visions of serious leaders. It is the surest way to address all
socio-economic challenges,” he added.
Akeredolu tasked all the state functionaries, including commissioners,
special advisers and head of agencies to adopt the compendium of the
recommendation for discharging their duties.
He asked the commissioners and Special Advisers to justify the quality
of performance by working assiduously with the compendium.
Chairman of the SDPIC Steering Committee, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, who is
also the deputy governor, said the compendium contained the
architecture of the current state government’s philosophy, policy and
programmes, as well as the strategies of achieving them.
He added that the blueprint provided an indebt exposure to constraints
currently encountered by the state as well as the potential and