Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu will be taking medical leave on December 13th, 2023, as part of his ongoing medical treatment. This announcement was made in a statement issued by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde.
During his absence, Governor Akeredolu will focus on his health and recovery before returning to his official duties. A formal letter detailing the medical leave and a notice transferring power to the Deputy Governor will be submitted to the House of Assembly.
In accordance with the Nigerian Constitution, Deputy Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, will assume the role of acting Governor.
Governor Akeredolu expressed his appreciation for the support and affection of the people of Ondo State, assuring them that his administration remains dedicated to their progress and prosperity.
This practice of delegating power to the Deputy Governor during vacations is not new for Governor Akeredolu, having previously done so on April 1st, 2021, 2022, and 2023, and July 10th, 2023. Ondo residents can be assured that the government will continue to function smoothly under the leadership of the acting Governor. They are also encouraged to wish Governor Akeredolu a speedy and full recovery.
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