By Dupson Collins, September, 2022
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has Commissioned newly reconstructed OSOPADEC Office Complex at the Commission Headquarters in Oba-Ile, Akure North Local Government.
OSOPADEC under the current chairman,Prince Sam Erejuwa has been effective in providing succour to the people of the mandate areas within the shortest period he has resumed office.
Speaking at the Commissioning, Governor Akeredolu asked the Federal Government to allow Amotekun and other State Security Outfits bear sophisticated arms to protect the people.
The Governor also clarified his position on the Oil Pipeline Surveillance contract awarded to private individuals and organisations, saying his position was to allow Amotekun bear heavy arms like the non-state actors who were engaged to protect the oil pipelines.
The Governor also reeled out the projects already awarded and ongoing by OSOPADEC under his administration.
They include the 28.5 Km Aboto-Atijere Road awarded for N8.804billion naira; Rehabilitation and Asphalt Overlay from Akintubuwa Junction to Alape awarded for N5.49 billion; 1 Km Igbotu Road Construction awarded for N221.1m; Mini Water Supply Scheme and Water Treatment Plant awarded at N82,78m; Ugbonla-Erunna awarded for 4.7 billion naira and Araromi-Lekki Road awarded in two lots at N33 billion naira.
While speaking, the OSOPADEC chairman, Sam Erejuwa, appreciated Governor Akeredolu for making funds available for the renovation of the office complex and the purchase of patrol vehicles as well as motorcycles.
Erejuwa added that within seven months, over 30 housing units have been completed while another 30 are also ongoing, promising to continue to support the Governor as he is determined to develop and transform the OSOPADEC mandate areas.
In their separate goodwill messages, a Board member of OSOPADEC, Prince Adegboye Raphael, and the immediate past Chairman of OSOPADEC, Gbenga Edema, lauded Governor Akeredolu for his uncommon commitment to security and infrastructure development of the state, especially OSOPADEC mandate areas.
Edema also thanked Erejuwa for embracing the spirit of continuity in the Commission.