Three weeks after his swearing-in as the substantive Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, is yet to move into the the Governor’s Office at the Government House in Alagbaka, Akure, the state capital.
Aiyedatiwa since assuming office as the governor of the southwest state has been working from his old Deputy Governor’s office, according to Punch.
Recall that Aiyedatiwa was sworn in on December 27, 2023, shortly after the death of the late former governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
It was, however, gathered that as the governor resumed duty, he had been attending to the business of government from his former office which he used as the deputy governor’s office.
A source in the Governor’s Office disclosed that the governor had yet to move into the main governor’s office as of Friday, adding that Aiyedatiwa was not making use of the Government House
The source said, “The governor has been coming to the office, but he has been using his old deputy governor office to operate and receive visitors. He has yet to occupy the state Government House too. The only place he uses in the Government House is the Presidential Lodge where he receives visitors. The governor’s residential lodge too has not been used by the governor.”
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ebenezer Adeniyan, confirmed the development, adding that the presidential lodge was being used by the governor to receive visitors while some other areas were under renovation, adding that the Governor’s Office was under renovation.
“The governor has been using the Government House; he receives visitors at the presidential lodge. Others are undergoing renovation. Very soon, everything will be alright. The new building in the Government House is nearing completion and he might be using there.
“The main governor’s office too is under renovation; after the renovation, the governor will move in,” the CPS stated