The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has visited Ondo state to inaugurate some road projects funded by Chief Micheal Ade-Ojo Elizade in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state.

Some of the six kilometres road network constructed by the Founder of Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Chief Ade-Ojo included Ikota-Ilara-Mokin road and two Ilara township roads.

Inaugurating the projects, Mr. Fashola urged affluent Nigerians to emulate the great initiative of Chief Ade-Ojo who had singlehandedly developed his community with his personal wealth.

Hon. Minister of Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,SAN(3rd right), Ooni of Ife,Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi,Ojaja II (left), wife of the Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Anyawu-Akeredolu (2nd left), Chairman, Elizade Group and Aare Atayese of llara – Mokin, Chief Micheal Ade. Ojo(2nd right) ,his wife, Mrs Taiwo Ade.Ojo (right) , and others during the Grand Opening Ceremony and Official Commissioning of the 6KM Road Network in Ilara -Mokin, Akure, Ondo State constructed by Chief Ade.Ojo on Saturday, 9th November 2019 (c) Yes International! Magazine

The minister also used the visit to explain that he was misquoted on a comment that federal roads surfaces were not as deplorable as the public portrayed them.

Mr. Fashola who explained that contrary to insinuations on social media, he had travelled round the country on roads to access condition of federal roads, maintained that the federal government would fix its bad roads based on its priority list.

In a remark, Chief Michael Ade-Ojo said he founded Elizade University and constructed some Ilara-Mokin township roads and to neighbouring towns like Ikota to immortalize his late wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Wuraola Ade-Ojo.

Other highlights of the event included the Sixteenth Elizabeth Wuraola Ade-Ojo Memorial Golf Tournament/Ondo Auto Rally, held at Ilara-Mokin and it was attended by dignitaries including Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu represented by his wife, Mrs. Betty Akeredolu, Ooni of Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and the Alara of Ilara-Mokin, Oba Aderemi Adefehinti.

Leke Adegbite


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