Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has been sworn in for a second term in office.
Akeredolu was sworn-in alongside his Deputy, Lucky Ayedatiwa after the oath of office was administered on them by the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Olarewaju Akeredolu.
The ceremony which was held at the International Culture and Event Center, The Dome, Akure.
It was attended by the National Leader of APC and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi; Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwoolu; Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola; Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun; and Governor Obaseki of Edo State among others.
Speaking at the inauguration, Akeredolu promised to consolidate on his first-term achievements.
He also noted that his second term will not be a time for relaxation.
While emphasizing that he is ready to proceed on the journey of the next four years with renewed vigour, the governor disclosed that his first term was hit with a paucity of funds but was still able to ensure projects were executed across the 18 local government areas of the state.
Akeredolu, speaking on the issue of security, vowed the continued readiness of his administration to protect lives and property in the state as he stressed that he will not pay lip service to issues of security.
He also appealed to the federal government to allow states to control their spaces.