Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has written to the state House of Assembly requesting for an extension of his medical leave.
The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Olamide Oladiji, confirmed the receipt of the letter in Akure, the state capital.
Akeredolu said in the letter that the request was sequel to doctors’ advice on the need for him to take adequate rest after recuperating.
Receiving the letter on behalf of other Lawmakers, the Speaker, said the governor’s action was in line with section 190 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
Oladiji, who expressed appreciation to God for the speedy recovery of the governor, expressed optimism that he would soon resume his duties.
Akeredolu, in the letter, said his Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, would “continue to act as governor until there is a written declaration to the contrary.”
Recall that in the governor’s letter, dated June 5, had informed the House of Assembly of proceeding on medical leave and was expected to resume on July 6.
Also, the Organised Labour in the state had asked the governor to take some rest before resuming work.
They said: “Despite his speedy recovery, we strongly urge our dear governor to prioritize rest and complete recuperation before resuming his duties.