Akeredolu writes Ondo Assembly, extends medical leave
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has written to the state House of Assembly requesting for an extension of his medical leave.
The Speaker of the Assembly, Rt Hon Olamide Oladiji, confirmed the receipt of the letter in Akure, the state capital.
Akeredolu said in the letter that the request was a sequel to doctors’ advice on the need for him to take adequate rest after recuperating.
Receiving the letter on behalf of other Lawmakers, the Speaker, said the governor’s action was in line with section 190 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ( as amended).
Oladiji who expressed appreciation to God for the speedy recovery of the governor, expressed optimism that he would soon resume his duty.
Akeredolu in the letter said that his Deputy, Hon . Lucky Aiyedatiwa would “continue to act as governor until there is a written declaration to the contrary.
Recall that the governor’s letter, dated 5th June 2023, had informed the Assembly of proceeding on medical leave and was expected to resume on 6th July 2023.
Also, the Organised Labour, in the state, has asked the governor to take some rest before resuming work.
They said “Despite his speedy recovery, we strongly urge our dear governor to prioritize rest and complete recuperation before resuming his duties.
“We understand his inclination to resume work promptly due to his strong work ethic, but we implore him to allow himself more time to rest and fully recover.
They in a statement signed by Comrade Oladele Victor Amoko, NLC Chairperson, Comrade Olapade Ademola JNC Chairman, and Comrade Clement Fatuase, TUC Chairman, said they are delighted to receive the news of the swift recovery of the governor.
Their statement reads “We are delighted to receive the news of the swift recovery of our esteemed governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to God for His unwavering grace and healing bestowed upon our dedicated governor.
“The Organised Labour in Ondo State remains committed to interceding on behalf of the governor.
“We express our profound appreciation for the governor’s unwavering love and dedication to the workers and people of the Sunshine State.
” It is evident that the state is functioning smoothly without hindrance during the governor’s absence.
“Although we miss his competent administrative decisions and interventions, we are confident in his imminent safe return.
“We call upon every citizen and resident of the state to continue to pray for our governor’s well-being.
The workers noted that Governor Akeredolu ” has proven to be the finest governor in recent times, and we stand firmly beside him, providing unwavering support to his administration until the end.