Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo (APC-Ondo South) has called on the State Government to declare every Oct. 3 as Mimiko Day in the state.
Tofowomo made this appeal in a statement signed by his media aide, Mr Olumide Akinrinlola, on Sunday in Okitipupa, while celebrating the 67th birthday anniversary of the former governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko.
The senator said the proposed Mimiko Day was to celebrate, honour the legacies and leadership qualities of Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s predecessor.
According to him, Mimiko’s approach to governance in Ondo state created a typical example of leadership; everything about him speaks of quality leadership.
“I feel very privileged and fortunate enough to have worked with him as a commissioner of transport in his administration.
“I cannot forget the free school shuttle buses project which was conveying over 56,000 pupils under his administration as a respite to parents, a project that is dead now.
“Also, the Abiye and Agbebiye health programmes which was no longer functioning, the Mother and Child Hospitals struggling to survive and the Emergency Medical Services established by him to help accident victims.
“He needed to be celebrated by the state government because of his sterling leadership qualities and that is why I advocate for Oct. 3, his birthday to be declared as ‘Mimiko Day’,” he said.
Tofowomo, however, felicitated Mimiko on his 67th birthday anniversary, wishing him long life and prosperity in good health and many more years on earth. (NAN)