The Ondo State House of Assembly has approved an extension of the medical leave of the state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
No date was fixed for the resumption of office for Governor in the new extension.
Governor Akeredolu last month began medical leave and said he would resume duties on July 7.
The new extension, according to Speaker Olamide Oladiji, was based on the doctor’s advice on the need for the Governor to take adequate rest after recuperating.
Oladiji said Governor Akeredolu forwarded the letter of extension on medical leave in line with Section 190 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
Oladiji said the Governor, in the letter, said his Deputy, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, would continue to act as Governor until a written declaration to the contrary is given.
The Speaker, who expressed appreciation to God for the speedy recovery of the Governor, expressed optimism that he would soon resume his duty.