In times of uncertainty and transition, true leadership emerges, and individuals are put to the test. In the case of Ondo State, Acting Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa has proven himself to be a paragon of maturity, patience, and loyalty. His unwavering commitment to Governor Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu and the development of Ondo State sets him apart as a leader who prioritizes the greater good over personal ambition. Let us take a closer look at how Acting Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa has skillfully held the state executives together, fostering harmony and progress during these challenging times.
Promoting Unity and Focus:
One of the hallmarks of Acting Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa’s leadership is his impressive ability to unite the state executives and keep their focus firmly on the development of Ondo State. In the recent exco meeting, he demonstrated exceptional statesmanship by urging all members with 2024 gubernatorial aspirations to suspend their social media campaigns temporarily. This wise move was a testament to his understanding that the respect and support for Governor Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, who is currently undergoing treatment abroad, should take precedence over any personal ambitions.
Exemplifying Prudent Governance:
Acting Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa’s commitment to responsible governance is commendable. His track record reflects a strong sense of financial prudence, ensuring that resources are managed effectively for the benefit of the state and its citizens. For instance, his entourage consists of only four vehicles: two official SUVs and two Hilux vehicles for security and aides. This restrained approach to official transportation is indicative of his conscientiousness in utilizing public funds efficiently.
Furthermore, when traveling outside the state on official assignments, Acting Governor Aiyedatiwa maintains a lean team of approximately five aides. This includes the head of protocol, a civil servant, whose presence is essential for such trips. These measures demonstrate his commitment to ensuring that taxpayer money is spent judiciously and that public servants are held accountable.
It is disheartening to come across stories that seek to vilify Acting Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa. However, a closer examination of his actions and character reveals a leader of integrity. His dedication to the welfare and progress of Ondo State has been consistently evident throughout his tenure. As a close friend, I have had the privilege of witnessing his unwavering commitment to the people and the development of the state. It is my hope that the Ondo State people will see beyond baseless rumors and instead recognize the remarkable qualities that define Acting Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
A Call for Support and Prayer:
In these trying times, it is crucial for the people of Ondo State to come together and show their unwavering support for Acting Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa. Just as we pray for Governor Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu’s swift recovery, let us also extend our prayers and well-wishes to the acting governor. His leadership, maturity, and dedication to the state’s progress deserve our admiration and encouragement.
Acting Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa’s remarkable display of maturity, patience, and loyalty has earned him widespread praise and commendation. He has skillfully held the state executives together, fostering unity and focus on the development of Ondo State. His commitment to prudent governance and responsible use of resources serves as an inspiration to leaders everywhere. As we continue to support and pray for Governor Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, let us also rally behind Acting Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa, recognizing his invaluable contributions to the betterment of Ondo State.
Engr. Babatunde Bello.
From Ikare Akoko
Based in the United Kingdom