EXTRA: I will not because I am from Owo establish a university there, says Akeredolu


Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state says his administration won’t establish a university in his hometown, Owo.

The governor maintained he doesn’t believe in mega schools project embarked on by his predecessor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.

“For instance, there is no way I will build a mega school. I said it during electioneering campaigns that I don’t believe in mega schools. We will spend money to repair more schools and many people will benefit from it. We are spending money on the universities in Ondo, Okitipupa and Akungba.

“If someone chose to abandon OSUSTECH in Okitipupa for eight years, I don’t believe in that, it is not a good approach to governance. I told them in Owo that, in my own time, I will not because I am from Owo establish a university there. Three universities are too many for a state,” he told Vanguard.

Mr. Akeredolu also opened up on his experience in office as the state number one citizen since February 2017.

He said, “lt has been a great challenge; it was expected that it will take its toll but, by and large, I think I have enjoyed my one year. I have tried to run the government with the ease that it deserves.

“It is not what I carried on my head; it is not a matter of life and death. I will do my bit and, when I am through, others will continue the work.”

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