The Igbo Community in Ondo State, on Saturday, showered praises on the immediate past Governor of the state and the Zenith Labour Party Senatorial Candidate in Ondo Central, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, for his immeasurable contributions to the development of Igbos in the State.
Speaking at the 2018 Igbo Cultural Day in Akure, the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Ondo state and the Southwest Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Inno-Chucks Ezechiefoh, who was full of praises of the former Governor, said Mimiko did his best beyond their expectations to ensure that Igbos in the State were given wonderful opportunities to trade and received special loans aside from the general loans which they also benefited from.
Ezechiefoh said the construction of the ongoing Igbo Community Hall was started by Mimiko and therefore appealed to his successor, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, to ensure that the project is completed.
According to him, “the immeasurable efforts of the immediate past Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko to the Ndigbos in Ondo state is highly commendable.
“While he was Governor, he contributed immensely to the building of the ongoing Ohanaeze Ndigbo town hall in Ondo state during the foundation laying ceremony and also made other donations to assist us.”
In his remarks, Governor Akeredolu said the resources available may be insufficient to accommodate the building of that type of Hall.
Mimiko, on his part said he will continue to associate with and attend to the welfare of the Igbos and other ethnic groups both within and outside the State.