Akure, the capital city of Ondo State, is wearing an elegant look preparatory to the inaugural ceremony of Governor Olusegun Mimiko who will take the oath of a second term in office on February 24.
Dr Mimiko was first sworn-in as governor on same date in 2009 and got re-elected for a fresh term of four years on October 20, 2012.
Still basking in the euphoria of being adjudged a well structured and environment friendly city, a development which earned its administrator a United Nation’s Habitat award, the City of Akure is being made more beautiful even with other measures being put in place to ensure that it lives up to its reputation as a model city.
Giving an insight into the enormous preparations being put in place to ensure visitors to the city in the course of the inauguration get a good feel of what earned Dr Mimiko his widely celebrated UN Award which he won on the account of his urban renewal drive in the state and the capital city in particular, the Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade, during a tour of the city yesterday said sweepers who have been ensuring that the city is always clean have widened their scope of operation to ensure that the entire city is cleaner, even beyond the inauguration ceremony.
Akinmade informed that the transportation ministry has also earmarked parking spaces and road diversion created to make for free flow of traffic on Oba Adesida road where the venue of the inauguration is located.
Meanwhile, Governor Mimiko has described the visit of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye to the state barely a week to his second term inauguration as a special endorsement of his administration by God.