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…inaugurates 258 members of transition committees
Sodiq Ojuroungbe & Oluwatobi Odeyinka
The Ogun state governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun has given a condition that will make him complete the ongoing projects by the outgoing governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
Abiodun pledged to only complete Amosun’s projects that are beneficial to the people.
Abiodun made the pledge on Wednesday at the inauguration of members of the Economic Transition Committee and those of the Work Groups in Ogere-Remo area of the state.
Abiodun stated, “Government is a continuum. Therefore, the next Administration will continue the implementation of the ongoing projects that have a clear line of sight to upliftment of Ogun State and benefits to the people.”
“I hope that the incumbent government will provide to us timeously accurate information on all the ongoing projects in the state and the general state of affairs of our common patrimony.
The Economic Transition Committee comprised of 23 members while the Work Groups have 235 persons totaling 258.
It had been reported that some former commissioners of Governor Amosun, including loyalists of former Governors Olusegun Oshoba and Gbenga Daniel were included in the long list of the Work Groups’ members.
Abiodun, who expressed confidence in the members of the economic transition team and Work groups, said their inauguration is an attestation to his promise to run an all-inclusive government.
The members who were selected from different political parties and from various sectors in the state were charged to “elaborate on the (Abiodun’s) campaign manifesto, identify and distil the pressing needs of the state and our people, recommend specific programmes and policies and develop a measurable and realistic roadmap, including identifying low hanging fruits, for implementation.”
They were also charged to identify means of funding the new government when it is inaugurated on May 29.
“There is no gain saying that funding will be a major constraint, hence our recognition of public – private partnership as a veritable tool for funding in a manner that keeps the interest of the state paramount while delivering significant value to all the stakeholders. Therefore, the Work Group on Finance is enjoined to identify creative means of funding to support the realisation of the governance agenda.”