Mimiko commissions mega market, promises to rehabilitate Igbara-Oke township roads
From Our reporter
Friday April 27, 2012

Ondo State Government would soon commence the rehabilitation of some township roads in Igbara-Oke, the headquarters of Ifedore Local Government Area.
This is coming on the heels of the inauguration of an Ultra-Modern Caring Heart Mega market in the town yesterday by the state Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, which is the latest in the implementation of the government Urban Renewal Programme

The wife of the governor, Mrs. Olukemi Mimiko presented cheques of N10 million empowerment loan to women groups within the market on behalf of the state Microcredit Agency and another Empowerment Loan Scheme instituted by the Commissioner for Community Development, Mr. Clement Faboyede.

The governor in his address vowed not to be distracted by the lies of the opposition in the pursuance of programmes to transform the state and assured the electorate that the government would never disappoint them.

Mimiko, who thanked the people for their support, noted that the government’s Abiye Safe Motherhood Programme, which has now become a template for African continent, was piloted in the council area.

The governor maintained that market women as backbone of any family should not be subjected to hardship, especially while transacting businesses, restating the resolve to provide conducive environment for market men and women remains unchangeable. While stressing that market occupies a strategic position in the culture of the people as it was usually situated around the King’s palace, Mimiko promised to continue to build more markets for the people of the state.

Earlier in his address, the Asiwaju of Igbara-Oke, Prince Adefarakanmi Agbede thanked the state government for the market, which according to him, has been the desire of the people for a long time.

Prince Agbede added the community has benefited immensely from the administration in the area of provision of High Court Complex and other infrastructural facilities, promising the support of the people for the success of the administration.

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