As Dr. Olusegun Rahman Mimiko clocks 7 years as the Governor of Ondo State I have been reading several congratulatory messages from all but I won’t congratulate him, yes I won’t. I won’t congratulate him but I will rather drag him before the public court and let the people determine his fate.
The governor and his team in the past 7 years have:
*established 21 ongoing institutions in the health sector alone!
* taken delivery of over 35,000 babies free of charge and with the best medical facilities
* from 4 consultants in 2009,the state now has 77 consultants as at the last count!
* over 900 projects including health centres,bore holes,schools and town halls in rural communities across the state!
* Built 41 neighbourhood markets across the state thereby changing the mentality of our market women from the unkempt,disorganized,hazardous to the neat,modern,covered and well organized trade environment.
* 52 mega schools across the state and renovated 122 other primary schools in the state !
*Reconstructed the unity secondary schools and renovated many others.
*The biggest University Senate building in any state university in Nigeria!
* established Nigeria’s first university of medical sciences.
*reduced infant and maternal mortality in Ondo state from worst in the S’west to the lowest in Nigeria.
*under whose administration Ondo stunned the law school with a fledgling AAUA law faculty emerging overall best in the bar final exams.
* Ultra modern AKURE shopping mall from the slum it used to be!
* Over 150 road projects completed in Akure alone.
* over 50 new establishments providing employment opportunities!
* The most successful Nigerian governor in CAF tournaments in the past six years!
*the only S’west governor to sustain a formidable women football team in the Nigerian elite league.
* The first governor to give Ondo state an astro turf,flood lights, renovated and constructed 4 stadia.
* The first governor to get Ondo state up to the 4th spot in the National sports festival.
*increased the number of roundabouts in Ondo state from 4 to 12!
* the first governor to do a comprehensive renovation of the state secretariat.
* Nigeria’s best Kidney center
* Nigeria’s first government established Automart!
Gave Ondo state it’s first modern bus stops,over 20 in number.
* the Gas turbine at Ore!
* the governor that turned Akure around with roundabouts,Bus stops, functioning streetlights and parks including the monumental Democracy park!
* The first governor since Ajasin to complete housing schemes!
* The first governor to substantially boost the tourism potentials of the state with Mare festival and the UNESCO recognized Idanre Hills Resorts!
* The first governor to construct the first inter town roads in Akokoland in the past ten years (the 27 klm Ugbe-iboropa-Ise road and the 28klm Igbaja-iyansan road, Irele lg.
* the first & only Nigerian governor to win a United Nations award!
* the first & only Nigerian governor to win The Bill & Merlinda Gates award for polio eradication and won it twice.
* The governor that returned Ondo state to its No.1 position in cocoa production in Nigeria.
* The mechanic village!
* the ultra modern motor park!
* The governor that established the first & most successful free school bus shuttle scheme across his state.
* the first governor to review the state laws since 1976!
* the first governor to do a comprehensive renovation of the state high courts since 1979!
* the governor that established Nigeria’s first prison High court.
* the governor who made Ondo state the safest place to give birth in Nigeria with his Abiye safe motherhood scheme which the Worldbank declared as a benchmark for Africa !
* the governor that established Nigeria’s first ministry of community development.
* four agric villages!
* brought the court of appeal to Ondo state
* facilitated the emergence of the first federal poly in the state
* the governor that established Nigeria’s first accident trauma centre!
* the semi automated abattoir at Igoba Akure.
* five accident rescue stations in the three senatorial districts!
* Ondo’s first Education Quality Assurance Agency!
* the first governor to dualize roads outside the state capital. (Owo & Ondo dualization completed. At Ondo,the dualization is a done deal already,they’re only thickening the asphalt!)
* the first governor to pay N22.6k minimum wage!
* under whose administration the state won the National productivity merit award for the first time in 35 years!
* under whose administration Ondo state university emerged the overall best at the Nigerian Law school!
*the governor that established the massive Public service training institute at Ilaramokin which has now attracted the attention of the Worldbank.
* the governor that kick started Osustech as a university!
* the governor that has given the state it’s first accredited Residency program!
* the governor that completed Okitipupa town hall & Igbotako gen hospital!
*the governor has ensure that the Medical University take off.
*the ultra modern Dome Conference Centre of international standard is built, open and running!
The list is still endless!
I therefore do not see any reason why I should congratulate him as I have been doing before but to bring him in my characteristic manner before the general public to determine what should be done to Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, CON in the circumstance.