Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu will commence his medical leave on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, All Nigeria Latest News reports.
Richard Olatunde, the Chief Press Secretary to Akeredolu disclosed this in a statement signed on Tuesday, in Akure.
He said the vacation would give the governor the opportunity to prioritize his health and ensure a full recovery before resuming his official duties.
Olatunde stated that an official letter regarding the medical leave and a notice formally transferring power in line with the Nigerian Constitution would be transmitted to the House of Assembly.
Read the full statement below:
Akeredolu Commences Medical Leave
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, will commence his medical leave on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, as a follow-up to his medical treatment.
During his medical leave, Governor Akeredolu will prioritise his health and ensure a full recovery before resuming his official duties.
A formal letter regarding the medical leave and a notice formally transferring power in line with the Nigerian Constitution will be transmitted to the House of Assembly.
In the absence of Governor Akeredolu, the Deputy Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, will assume the responsibilities of the Governor in acting capacity.
Governor Akeredolu expresses his gratitude for the unwavering support and affection of the people of Ondo State. He assures them that his administration remains committed to the path of progress and prosperity for the people.
As a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a widely respected Nigerian, Governor Akeredolu has consistently delegated power to his deputy during his annual vacations. This practice was observed on April 1, 2021, April 1, 2022, April 3, 2023, and July 10, 2023, when he embarked on previous vacations.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
December 12, 2023.