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By: Oluwatosin Adesola
Ondo State Government has outlawed the construction of new hotels, night clubs, or beer parlour joints in Alagbaka and Ijapo estates in Akure, the capital city.
This is part of proactive measures to prevent further breach of public peace, particularly, in Government Reserved Areas (GRAs) exclusively planned for residence.
SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that the two estates in Akure are pruned to youths’ clashes emanating from existing hotels and relaxation joints located there, this, it was further learnt forced government to take the security measure.
Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council’s meeting held today at the governor’s office, Alagbaka Akure, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Yemi Olowolabi, said the move was to ensure peace and tranquility.
Olowolabi explained that the two estates are full residential areas and henceforth government will no longer approve the construction of new hotels or night clubs.
“For those who have secured approvals for the building of hotels in the past two years but have not commenced construction, such approvals are no longer valid”, the Information Commissioner noted.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Lola Fagbemi disclosed that Council as well approved Prince Richard Oluwadurotimi Ayodele as the Onise -elect of Ise-Akoko.
Ondo State Government Okays Re-naming Of Varsity After Agagu
In furtherance of its plan to rename the State owned University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa after the late sage and former governor, Dr Olusegun Kokumo Agagu, the State Executive Council on Monday approved a bill which changed formally the name of Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa to Olusegun Kokumo Agagu University of Science and Technology.
Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, had announced in March during a statewide ‘Thank You Tour’ at Okitipupa that his administration would immortalise Dr Olusegun Agagu by renaming the State owned institution after him.
The bill will now be forwarded to the State House of Assembly for passage into law.
The Governor has been applauded by many in the State and beyond for honouring Dr Olusegun Agagu, saying it’s a honour well deserved.