Indigenes of Ikale land comprising Okitipupa and Irele local government area of Ondo State has pleaded with Governor Olusegun Mimiko to complete all abandoned projects in the area.
A group of eminent Personalities in the area under the aegis of Omawa Club of Ikale land lamented that Ikale land has not witnessed any visible development in the last six and half years.
They noted that all major projects capable of impacting positively on the lives of the Ikale people initiated by their kinsman and former governor Olusegun Agagu have been abandoned.
The group’s President, Otunba Benson Akindeji, noted that the effect of this situation is causing untold hardship on the residents.
The group, lamented, among other things, the poor condition of health, electricity and water supply in the area.
Therefore, it urged Mimiko to approve funds for the immediate completion of the abandoned Ayeka-Irele and Ode-Aye-Igbotako roads.
“The governor should also commence the rehabilitation of Okitipupa-Ikoya-Igbotako-Akinfosile and Ore-Okitipupa road as well as embark on the construction of road network that will guarantee easy access and transportation in Ikale land”
“There is also the need to extend the urban renewal scheme in respect of the dualisation of township roads as done in Ondo town,Akure,Owo and Ikare Akoko to Okitipupa and Irele towns.”
“The state government should provide medical facilities,drugs,equipment and medical personnel including doctors to the existing health facilities in Ikale land to facilitate maximum operation with each facility having a Resident Doctor,” the group said.
It also urged the government to provide adequate funds to run the State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH) Okitipupa.