Don’t Waste Time Probing Mimiko’s Government, Bishop Tells Akeredolu

The Archbishop of Ondo Province of Anglican Diocese of Ondo State, Rt. Rev Latunji Lasebikan has advised the new governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) not to be distracted by probing his predecessors.

Lasebikan, stated this while delivering a sermon at the thanking service of the governor at St. Andrew’s Cathedral Church, Owo local government area of Ondo State on Sunday.

The 85th birthday of Akeredolu’s mother, Grace was also marked during the service.

The Bishop said the focus of the new governor should be on how he will fulfill all his campaign promises to the electorates, who voted for him during the election.

Akeredolu had on several occasions said he would not probe the immediate past administration, noting that the law is there to punish any corrupt officer.

Lasebikan said “Probe of governments in the past, what do you make out of it? You get to an office, do your own job.

“President Buhari was to ensure that all those who mismanaged our money are brought to book, what have we got so far?

” The precious time he would have used to do better things has been wasted pursuing people who are unwilling to bend.

“The whole nation is suffering because of probe; probe has no meaning for anybody”.

The Cleric however urged Akeredolu to ensure he clears all the seven months unpaid salaries left behind by his predecessor.

He said ‎”You should pay salaries; many of our people have not been paid, not only in Ondo State but in different parts of Nigeria. It is in East, North and every part of the country.

“It is not good, a labourer is worthy of his wage and government needs to do something that the public will know that the government is taking care of them otherwise people will not respond to the politicians.

“I know recession has been a bad thing for the nation but there should be way that workers are paid‎”

Akeredolu, ‎who commended those who attended the occasion, urged the people to always wish themselves good things.

He assured the ‎people of the state that his administration would hit the ground running immediately.



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