Carrington to deliver Ondo anniversary lecture
Ondo State government has announced that the 40th anniversary of the creation of the state would be celebrated in low key.
The anniversary, which coincides with the seventh anniversary of the Olusegun Mimiko administration in the state, according to the chairman of the planning committee, Akin Adaramola “Is being done on a low-key pedestal as a responsible government that is not oblivious of the prevailing socio-economic milieu.”
Adaramola, who pointed out that the state has gone through a lot, noted that “resolute commitment of the present crop of leadership in Ondo State, not only to make our today better than our yesterday but by deliberately establishing an enduring legacy for a sustainable future.”
He disclosed that former United States of America (USA) ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington will deliver a lecture in the state capital as part of activities marking its 40th anniversary and the seventh anniversary of the Mimiko administration in the state.
Created by the then Head of state, Muritala Muhammed from the old western state on February 3, 1976, Ondo state has witnessed 15 different governors at the helms of affairs with the incumbent as the 16th governor of the state.