Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has expressed his determination to fulfill his full term as governor.
The governor formally returned to his duties on Friday, September 8, following a three-month medical leave in Germany.
The governor, on Friday, convened a meeting with key figures from the state, such as Olamide Oladiji, the Speaker of the Assembly, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the Deputy Governor, and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at his residence in Ibadan. During this gathering, Akeredolu presented his official return letter to Oladiji and also gave a copy to Aiyedatiwa.
The governor said by the grace of God, he will be “alive” to complete his tenure, which ends in February 2025.
“I came back and as you know, it was a long journey. I decided that I must meet with you today. God has answered our prayers, and we give Him all the glory. I can assure you that our return is to the glory of God and the prayers of all of you here, and those who wished us well, I thank you very much.
“God has done what the majority of our people wanted. The majority of our people here knelt down and prayed for our return, and we have returned. So, because we had to land here in Ibadan first, I said I have to meet with the house of assembly members here.
“We are here, and we are back. I am back, and by the grace of God, I will be alive to complete my full tenure in office. I want to tell you that I am back, and I will resume work immediately. This is my letter of resumption.”
It would be recalled in June, Akeredolu, who had been recalled from his duties, departed Nigeria for medical treatment in Germany after notifying the State House of Assembly of his plan to take a 21-day leave.
During his absence, he delegated his responsibilities to his deputy to act on his behalf.