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Akeredolu hails militants for surrendering arms




The Ondo State Governor , Rotimi Akeredolu , has expressed delight with the rate militants in the state have been surrendering their arms following the amnesty granted them by the state government.

The governor had issued a 21 -day ultimatum to the militants to surrender their arms. The ultimatum will expire next week.

Speaking on behalf of the governor, the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi , who toured two of the arms collection points in Igbokoda and Igbekebo in the Ilaje and Ese Odo local government areas of the state , commended the militants for surrendering their weapons .

He said the militants came out from the creeks to surrender their weapons to embrace the amnesty of the Federal Government .

Ajayi called on other militants to give up their arms, adding that “ after this , anyone who fails to utilise the opportunity ( to surrender his weapons ) would be dealt with by the Federal Government . ”.

Meanwhile , Akeredolu has approved the appointment of 14 senior civil servants as permanent secretaries .

This was contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Segun Ajiboye , on Saturday .
The new permanent secretaries are
Mr. Lateef Fabunmi,
Mr . T. E Otun, Mrs . O. I Oni,
Mrs . F . A Adegoke,
Mr . F. K Alonge ,
Mr. I. I Orimoloye , and
Mr . Elewuju Gbenga .

Others are Alade Bunmi, Dr. A . A Ikuomola, Mr . C . K Akinrinsola , Mrs. E . O Ojolo, Mr. R. A Asaniyan, Mr C. A Alabi, and Mr J . A Adeyemo .
The statement said the appointments would take effect from December 1 .

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