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Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by ogododo: 3:51pm On Feb 23
AKURE – President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has described Ondo State as a poor state in the midst of plenty.

He stated this on Tuesday via a virtual lecture he delivered at the inauguration lecture preceding the second term swearing-in ceremony of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu coming up on Wednesday.

Adesina, who was a former Minister of Agriculture in the country, tasked Governor Akeredolu to look beyond stipends accruing to the state from the Federation Account and see to exploration of solid minerals and bitumen in the state.


He declared that Ondo State state could generate over $1 billion per annum, saying “The state has one of the largest gas deposits in the world. It could also become a leading exporter and processor of cocoa and earn at least $1billion per year.

The second term AfDB president lamented that Ondo State ranked number 13 of the top 20 states in Nigeria because the government did not maximally explore and leverage what the state has in abundance.


He therefore advised that for the state to survive and thrive, Governor Akeredolu must see to how the state could become financially independent of the Federal Government.

Describing Nigeria’s federalism as the type that does not grow its constituent entities, Adesina declared that “political autonomy is meaningless unless it is backed by greater fiscal self-reliance at the state level.

He, therefore, emphasised that “To extricate ourselves from this quagmire, Nigeria must seriously tackle problems of extreme rural poverty, hopelessness, and this unemployment and under-employment of its largely youthful population.”

The AfDB president advised politicians and those at the helm of affairs of the nation that “Restructuring should not be driven by political expediency, but by economic and financial viability. Economic and financial viability are the necessary and sufficient conditions for political viability.”

https://www.independent.ng/ondo-state-poor-in-midst-of-plenty-afdb-president/
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Fahdiga(m): 3:53pm On Feb 23
Aketi has looted Ondo dry without anything to show for it. my state Ondo is the poverty capital of Nigeria. almost all the beggars in the streets of Lagos are from Ondo state. I regret coming from there

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Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Monogamy: 3:55pm On Feb 23
He is right though

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Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by festacman(m): 3:56pm On Feb 23
Not only Ondo state but all the 36 States. Governors wait for quarterly allocation from Federation account and do little about boosting IGR except through taxation and all kinds of levies.

Sadly, 60% of these income from issuance of tickets and receipts are diverted into private accounts with the governors the ultimate beneficiaries.

However, truth be told, the constitutional EXCLUSIVE LIST vs CONCURRENT LIST lockjam is also a stumbling block to governors capacity to boost IGR.
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by niyisky: 3:57pm On Feb 23
Intelligent Nigerians are not at helm of affairs. What we have are half baked quack leaders. However, the need for restructuring cannot be overemphasized.

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Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by CodeTemplar: 3:58pm On Feb 23
It is same story for all states, just in varying extent.

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Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Osagyefo98: 3:59pm On Feb 23
Lol

Propaganda now backfiring.
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Osagyefo98: 4:00pm On Feb 23
CodeTemplar:
It is same story for all states, just in varying extent.

He said ondo state...
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Monogamy: 4:00pm On Feb 23
Fahdiga:
Aketi has looted Ondo dry without anything to show for it. my state Ondo is the poverty capital of Nigeria. almost all the beggars in the streets of Lagos are from Ondo state. I regret coming from there

I really don't know why you people can't mind your business...

Abia state governor is currently begging the teachers to resume to class instead of paying their salaries.. You people are less concerned about that but much interested in happening of other region.

Chai, Acclaimed developers that can't develop their region
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Monogamy: 4:03pm On Feb 23
Osagyefo98:


He said ondo state...



You dey mind the guy.. Other states in Nigeria are doing far more better than Ondo state especially Abia state...
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Iamgrey5(m): 4:04pm On Feb 23
Fahdiga:
Aketi has looted Ondo dry without anything to show for it. my state Ondo is the poverty capital of Nigeria. almost all the beggars in the streets of Lagos are from Ondo state. I regret coming from there
Tomorrow you this Igbo boy will still have the nerve to call someone else a tribal bigot and some of your people will still like the comment.
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Iamgrey5(m): 4:05pm On Feb 23
Osagyefo98:


He said ondo state...


Exactly because every other state in Nigeria have 99% employment rate.
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Osagyefo98: 4:06pm On Feb 23
Monogamy:


You dey mind the guy.. Other states in Nigeria are doing far more better than Ondo state especially Abia state...

Abia state I agree is doing much better that's why Adesina concentrated on the poverty ridden nature of ondo...state.

Abia is way ahead of ondo....Kudos to Adeshina for be blunt.

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Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Osagyefo98: 4:06pm On Feb 23
Iamgrey5:
Exactly because every other state in Nigeria have 99% employment rate.

Adeshina said Ondo state.
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Fahdiga(m): 4:07pm On Feb 23
Iamgrey5:
Tomorrow you this Igbo boy will still have the nerve to call someone else a tribal bigot and some of your people will still like the comment.
All I know is that I'm not a bigot and will never be one. I hate bigotry

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Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by BigSarah(f): 4:07pm On Feb 23
Harmless statement, turned into tribal War.. And to think most of the people that frequent this section are over 20.
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Iamgrey5(m): 4:08pm On Feb 23
Fahdiga:
All I know is that I'm not a bigot and will never be one. I hate bigotry
No you are only a tribal supremacist, you are hardly ever a bigot cheesy
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Fahdiga(m): 4:08pm On Feb 23
418eighteen:
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Keep up the good work. reasonable Nigerians are solidly behind you

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Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Iamgrey5(m): 4:09pm On Feb 23
Osagyefo98:


Adeshina said Ondo state.
And i said you are right, the statement can never apply to other states in Nigeria

Abi! Since other states are little paradise on earth.
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Osagyefo98: 4:11pm On Feb 23
Iamgrey5:
And i said you are right, the statement can never apply to other states in Nigeria

Abi! Since other states are little paradise on earth.


Adeshina said Ondo state.
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Monogamy: 4:11pm On Feb 23
Osagyefo98:


Abia state I agree is doing much better that's why Adesina concentrated on the poverty ridden nature of ondo...state.

Abia is way ahead of ondo....Kudos to Adeshina for be blunt.

You don't have to repeat yourself as we are saying the same thing
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Fahdiga(m): 4:12pm On Feb 23
Iamgrey5:
No you are only a tribal supremacist, you are hardly ever a bigot cheesy
Heaven will bear me witness that I've never used bigoted words when commenting here. most of those tribalistic comments attributed to me are not from my moniker. some one is using my parody account to tarnish my good reputation
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Igbochief001(m): 4:13pm On Feb 23
niyisky:
Intelligent Nigerians are not at helm of affairs. What we have are half baked quack leaders. However, the need for restructuring cannot be overemphasized.
Would u vote them ?
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Iamgrey5(m): 4:15pm On Feb 23
Osagyefo98:


Adeshina said Ondo state.
I am not arguing with you bruv.
Since every other state is much better.
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Osagyefo98: 4:25pm On Feb 23
Iamgrey5:
I am not arguing with you bruv.
Since every other state is much better.
Adeshina said Ondo state.
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Osagyefo98: 4:26pm On Feb 23
Monogamy:


You don't have to repeat yourself as we are saying the same thing

Abia state I agree is doing much better that's why Adesina concentrated on the poverty ridden nature of ondo...state.
Abia is way ahead of ondo....Kudos to Adeshina for be blunt.
Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Monogamy: 4:26pm On Feb 23
Fahdiga:
Keep up the good work. reasonable Nigerians are solidly behind you

Something you can never do with your precious time yet praising someone wasting life and time away cancelling comments on NL....

Don't be this wicked guy

Anyways, mods will soon take care of the Angry bird guy

Modified: Oya see below of the effort of the guy cancelling comments....

Re: Ondo State Poor In Midst Of Plenty – AfDB President by Monogamy: 4:28pm On Feb 23
Osagyefo98:


Abia state I agree is doing much better that's why Adesina concentrated on the poverty ridden nature of ondo...state.
Abia is way ahead of ondo....Kudos to Adeshina for be blunt.

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