From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has commenced the development of a memorial park in honour of the slain victims of the June 5 horrific assault on St Francis Catholic Church, Owaluwa Road, Owo.
Governor Akeredolu stated the memorial park positioned within the coronary heart of Owo, could be a magnificence to behold when accomplished.
The governor spoke throughout an inspection go to to the development website on Saturday.
He was accompanied to the location by the Particular Adviser on Union Issues and Particular Duties, Mr. Dare Aragbaiye.
Akeredolu disclosed that his administration was decided to not overlook the souls that departed on that fateful day.
He stated that the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who visited Owo to commiserate with the state and the folks after the incident, could be invited to fee the challenge when accomplished.
His phrases: “The architect who designed this place, Femi Bello, the Odopetu of Akure Kingdom, I wish to thank him very properly, as a result of he confirmed curiosity on this challenge. His curiosity is past the conventional; so I thanks.
“By the point we end this memorial park, will probably be a magnificence to behold and it will measure as much as any memorial park wherever as a result of the architect, has taken his time to take action a lot good work right here. It’s for us to only wait and see it.
“Come rain, come sunshine, this challenge have to be accomplished earlier than the top of Might. When this incident (assault) occurred, our president-elect was right here. I do know that by the point we inform him we now have this memorial park for him to return and fee, I feel will probably be a pleasure to him. That might be only a week after his inauguration; I pray he’ll come in order that he can see this memorial park.
“For us, we’re decided to not overlook the souls which have departed. They have been 41 in quantity. Others which are nonetheless nursing the injuries, though they’ve gone again to their houses; they’ve been discharged; a few of them are out sufferers.”
Earlier, the Commissioner for Infrastructure, Land and Housing, Raimi Aminu, recommended Governor Akeredolu for not forgetting the departed souls.
He stated the befitting Memorial Park could be accomplished earlier than ending of Might this yr.