The National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) has congratulated the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi over his appointment as the Chairman of the Ondo State Council of Traditional Rulers.
It would be recalled that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had on Tuesday appointed the Akure monarch as the chairman of council of traditional rulers in the state.
The Students’ body described the monarch’s appointment as a testament of his laudable service to the people of Akure and its environs.
According to a statement issued by the Global President of NAOSS, Ayoade Kikiowo, Oba Aladelusi has brought meaningful development to Akure since he ascended the throne.
The statement reads, “We will like to bring to your notice that the Chairman of the Ondo State Council of Obas is automatically the grand patron of the National Association of Ondo State Students.
“Your assumption of this role automatically makes you the grand patron of our great association.
“As a proud Akure son, I cannot be more proud. Your antecedents bear proof of excellent strides as a father figure in Akure and Ondo State generally.
“We look forward to working with you and learning from your wealth of experience and knowledge.
“We also will continue to offer our constructive contributions to the growth and progress of the state which is necessary for your success in your new appointment.”
Meanwhile, six days after banning unions and associations from fixing and enforcing uniform prices of goods and services being sold/rendered by their members and non-members, Ondo State government on Wednesday met with leaders of Trade unions and associations in the state over the arbitrary increase in the prices of goods and services in the state.
The ban according to a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo was “to protect residents in the state amid soaring costs and incessant increases in prices of goods and services by artisans including farm produce and food items.
According to him, “the decision was taken in the overall socio-economic interest of the people of the state”.
The latest meeting, according to the Special Adviser to the Governor on Union Matters and Special Duties, Dare Aragbaiye, who hosted the meeting at his office, was to clarify that government did not ban unions and association but only intervened to address the hardship being experienced by the people of the state as a result of the persistent arbitrary increase in prices of goods and services.