Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been sworn-in as the governor of Ondo State.
Akeredolu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, took his oath of office at exactly 11:34am on Friday.
Former governor, Olusegun Mimiko formally handed over to Akeredolu on Thursday, February 23, after expressing the belief that he was leaving the state in safe hands.
“It would have been a miracle to have achieved our modest achievements in office if the state had not been peaceful. We enjoyed cooperation of all citizens, diverse interest groups and all stakeholders,” Mimiko said.
“That is why there has been an atmosphere of peace in the state these last eight years. Therefore, I will enjoin you to sustain the peaceful co-existence in the state for your administration to be successful,” he added.
Akeredolu also praised Mimiko for doing his best to advance the state and promised to continue to tap from his wealth of experience.