I Don’t Need Amotekun To Secure Second Term In Office, Says Akeredolu
The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has detached himself from the much talked about South-West security initiative, Amotekun.
His spokesman, Oyo Oyewamide quoted him as saying that he did not need the initiative to secure a second term in office.
Akeredolu said “Ondo state has already done enough in terms of security and does not really need Amotekun to be re-elected for a second term as governor,” a statement by Ojo Oyewamide, his spokesman, quoted him as saying.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the governor visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa.
The purpose of his visit was to make the demand for the federal government to legalize marijuana.
He disclosed to journalist after the meeting with the President that his administration intends to invest in marijuana for the purpose of drugs in the country.
Akeredolu also said part of his discussion with the President was to invite the President to inaugurate the newly constructed N5 billion Ore flyover and other projects to mark his three years in office.
Akeredolu added that his administration has begun the payment of the N33,000 minimum wage to the state workers.
“Ondo Civil servants are the happiest in the country because their salaries are paid promptly and we have commenced the payment of the new minimum wage,” he said.