Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu said the task before the leadership of the country is to build a strong and viable economy that would generate a prosperous, progressive and dignified life for the good of the country
The governor in his speech at the 59th independent anniversary, said the leadership of the country has exhausted all excuses for its underdevelopment 59 years after independence.
According to him, the country has not got to where it should be since it got flag independent from British government 59 years ago.
Akeredolu who was represented by his deputy, Hon Agboola Ajayi said country can achieve her desired destination with more hard work, enterprise, creativity and constant fight against corruption.
He said ” the nation is going through some challenges ranging from insecurity of lives and properties, poor welfare and other vices which are making lives difficult for our people.
However, he said the foundations are being laid and frantic efforts are being made to solve all the challenges being faced by the citizens.
Akeredolu said the state government is collaborating with the Federal Government and Southwest states to map out strategies to stamp out banditry in the states.
The governor said his administration has procured 120 motorcycles and 20 Hilux buses to aid in tackling insecurity.
He said the operation Amotekun would soon be inaugurated in the southwest geo-political zone in order to tackle insecurity in the zone.
Akeredolu said that the government was doing everything possible to impress the economy of the State and ensure that the citizens enjoy new lease of life.
He added that his government would fight corruption, waste, inefficiency, ineffectiveness and unpatriotic attitude of some people in the state.