Ondo State Gov., Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, said that his administration has awarded 318 projects worth over N28 billion in Ondo Central Senatorial District of the state.
Akeredolu disclosed this on Tuesday at a town hall meeting organised by the state Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget.
The Ondo senatorial district comprises six local government area: Akure South, Akure North, Ifedore, Idanre, Ondo East and Ondo West.
Akeredolu, who was represented by Wale Akinterinwa, the state Commissioner for Finance, said that the projects which were carried out between January and September 2018, spanned the six council areas.
He said that over N2 billion was earmarked for renovation and construction projects in 175 schools and would be executed through the state Universal Basic Education Board.
According to the governor, the least projects in the district would gulp N5 million and were being executed by state Agric-Business Empowerment Agency.
“This will translate developmental plans of government into actionable programmes and strategies and increased democratisation, citizen participation and the desire to respond to developmental challenges, “ he said.
The town hall meeting, Akeredolu said, was a new dimension in the state budgetary process and would give feedback on what the government had done and was doing to ensure a better life and future for the people of the state.
He enjoined residents of the state to continue to contribute their quota in order to enable development of the state.