Governor Akeredolu buys 16 Prado SUVs for Ondo judges, worth at least N30m each


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Governor Akeredolu is concerned about the welfare of the judiciary and has procured 16 brand new 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser models for the judges. Commendable gesture!

The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has purchased 16 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 4WD SUVs for the Chief Judge and Judges of the state. This gesture was a fulfillment of the governor's promise to provide a favorable atmosphere that'll make the workforce productive.

The brand new vehicles were taken in by Hon Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, the Chief Judge of the state, who represented the Judges in the state.

According to latest car price updates on Naijauto, each of these brand new Prado SUVs costs around N30 million to N50 million.


Ondo Chief Judge receiving the new vehicles from the commissioner

From reports gathered by Naijauto, the event took place on Wednesday, at the State Government House, Alagbaka, and Akure.

While appreciating Governor Akeredolu for his nice gesture, the Chief Judge said the state judges have been making do with 10 year old worn-out vehicles before the governor stepped in to fix it. she went further to narrated the experiences they've had from driving the old vehicles.

She said,

"My colleagues and I have been riding ten year-old vehicles hitherto. We have had various experiences of disappointments in the use of our vehicles.
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.
If you bring my colleagues here, they will tell you the various experiences they have have had with their vehicles. I want to thank God for Mr. Governor.
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."

Before the vehicles were presented to the judges, the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, in the person of Hon. Donald Ojogo stated that the Governor has respect for the judicial institution and to that effect, demonstrated it by procuring the vehicles to the state judges.

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The brand new 2019 Toyota Prado Land Cruiser presented to the judges

The commissioner went further to say that the Governor is doing all to ensure the welfare of the judges.

He said,

"My Lords, I don't need to inform you further that Mr. Governor holds the Judiciary in a very high esteem. He believes that no effort will be too much to be invested as far as the welfare of our sacred institution is concerned.

And our judges, he believes strongly that you deserve not just a conducive environment but that you must be secured in whatever form. It's on this note that Mr. Governor decide, that as part of the efforts towards enhancing a cordial relationship between the executive and the Judiciary, that this Vehicles should be procured."

More pictures below.


The 16 procured vehicles waiting to be dispatched to the judges

>>> Enugu recently purchased vehicles for security use. Enugu government acquired 360 new vehicles to tackle security problems in the state


2019 Toyota Prado Land Cruiser meant for Ondo judges, courtesy of the state governor

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