Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has redeemed his promise by procuring sixteen brand new 2019 model Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUVs for the use of Judges and the Chief Judge of the state.
The governor who present the cars to the Judges on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, said it was to demonstrate his administration’s promise to create conducive atmosphere to the workforce in the state.
The vehicles were received by the Chief Judge of the state, Hon. Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, on behalf of the judges at the Government House, Alagbaka, Akure.
The Chief Judge, who appreciated the Governor for the gesture, said Judges in the state, including herself, have been using ten-year-old rickety vehicles before the Governor’s intervention.
“My colleagues and I have been riding ten year-old vehicles hitherto. We have had various experiences of disappointments,” She said.
“I recall once I was on the way to Abuja, my vehicle broke down around Obajana. And you know the security situation in that axis. Before long, the boys were gathering. Fortunately for me, I had the pilot vehicle with me. I had to enter the pilot vehicle to get away from that environment
“I want to appreciate this good gesture. We don’t have feelings of entitlement. Though the regulation says give judges new vehicles every four years. By this regulation, it’s an entitlement. But at the same time, we want to appreciate Mr. Governor for not taking us for granted.”