Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, says his administration sees infrastructure development as key that will open up the state for all round development.
Akeredolu stated this in Akure on Sunday on the occasion of 62nd Independence Day celebration thanksgiving service.
The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, said his administration was unrelenting in road construction and rehabilitation in spite of the financial condition in the country.
Akeredolu said his administration had continued to brace up against all security and economic challenges in the country.
The governor appreciated traditional rulers for maintaining peace in their different domains and their support to the development of the state.
“Today presents us an opportunity to reflect as a country on how much we have gone in building our nationhood.
“My people, after 62 years of independence as a country, the task before us is to build a strong and viable economy that would generate a prosperous, progressive and dignified life for the good people of our country and our Sunshine State.
“We can only attain this with more hard work, enterprise, creativity, consistent fight against corruption and defence of our people,” he said.
Earlier in his sermon, the Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ondo State Chapter, Rev. Fr. Anslem Ologunwa, commended the heroes of Nigeria and emphasised on love as a unifying factor for all and sundry.
The cleric urged Nigerians to continue praying for their leaders to lead them aright, especially as the country prepares for the 2023 general elections. (NAN)