The out-going governor of Ondo state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has attributed the success recorded by his administration to the dedication of the workforce.
Governor Mimiko, while addressing workers in the state during the traditional first working day prayer held at the Governor’s office in Akure, noted that the accomplishments of his administration in the health, education, urban renewal and youth empowerment among others could not have been achieved if the workers had turned their back on programmes and policies of the state government.
His words: “I must thank you (workers) because whatever accomplishments in every sector today, it would have been impossible. They will say Mimiko achieves this, Mimiko achieves that, but you are the engine room of actualization of our accomplishments in the last 8 years.
He solicited the workers support for the incoming government, urging them to keep supporting and praying for the about to be sworn-in administration, for the sustainability and promotion of the existing peace and development of the state.“If Mimiko dreams of Abiye and you civil servants want to frustrate it, you can do it but you cooperated with us. Look at the automart, the neighbourhood markets here and there, they were built through direct labour but you civil servants are instrumental to the success story. Our free shuttle bus scheme is being operated by civil servants without interruption.”
Bishop Joshua Ketiku, earlier in his message, charged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of integrity in the new year, saying, “those who maintain integrity will be blessed by God, those telling the truth even when it hurts, will also be blessed by God.”