Ondo state governor Rotimi Akeredolu has asked the state House of Assembly for an extension of his medical leave via a letter which was received by the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt Hon Olamide Oladiji in the state house.
Governor Akeredolu expressed in the letter that the extension was as a result of the medical advice given to him by the doctors.
The speaker, confirmed that the ailing governor has taken a constitutional to his request. Hon. Oladiji also show some gratitude for the quick recovery of the governor, noting that he would be back on his feet in a short while.
The governor also added that the Deputy, Hon . Lucky Aiyedatiwa would “continue to act as governor until there is a written declaration to the contrary”.
In respect to the letter, the Organized Labour, in Ondo state, has also backed for his request. In their statement signed by Comrade Oladele Victor Amoko, NLC Chairperson, Comrade Olapade Ademola JNC Chairman and Comrade Clement Fatuase, TUC Chairman, 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.” “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 Organized 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”.