Abiodun Reaffirms Commitment To Ogun’s Developmental Strides

Daud Olatunji

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State had emphasized the unwavering commitment of his administration to the development and progress of the state. 

The governor said this during the Egba Division Town Hall meeting, a pivotal event in preparation for the 2024–2026 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and the 2024 Appropriation Bill. The meeting took place at the Cultural Center in Kuto, Abeokuta.

 Abiodun, represented by his deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, underlined that the impressive growth and development experienced in the state in recent years were integral to the realization of his administration’s “Building Our Future Together Agenda” and embodied in the ISEYA Mantra.

He reiterated that the policies and programs of his government are driven by the best interests of the majority of the population, irrespective of ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, or social status.

Governor Abiodun stated, “What you see in our system is a strategic approach towards the formulation and implementation of our policies and programs, which are geared towards the welfare, wellness, and well-being of our people.”

The ongoing developmental strides witnessed across the state are seen as a testament to his administration’s commitment to fairness, justice, accountability, transparency, equity, and democratic principles. 

Governor Abiodun assured the people of Ogun State that his government would continue to prioritize good governance and encouraged all stakeholders to join hands in building a brighter future.

He expressed his gratitude to the Royal fathers and the people of Egba division for their consistent support and political sophistication, highlighting their integral role in the state’s development.

The Commissioner for Finance and Chief Economic Adviser to the Ogun State Governor, Mr. Dapo Okubadejo, reiterated the government’s dedication to increasing budgetary inclusiveness to drive the state forward, ensuring policies that directly benefit the citizens.

Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mr. Olaolu Olabimtan, emphasized the government’s vision of delivering good, focused, and quality governance while creating an enabling environment for Public Private Partnership (PPP) to enhance the value chain. 

He revealed that 215 projects were completed within the last 12 months in the Egba division.

During the meeting, former Senator of Ogun Central, Sen. Gbenga Obadara, called for attention to the road leading to the train station at Laderin in Abeokuta and the Adatan Road, which are significant to the people of Egbaland.

The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, represented by the Osile of Oke-Ona, HRH Oba (Dr) Adedapo Tejuoso, appreciated the government for including royalty in its programmes and policies and urged more proactive steps towards the Lagos-Abeokuta road.

Representatives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and their Muslim counterparts called attention to various road projects and urged the state government to focus on skill acquisition, empowerment for youths and women, and employment opportunities to reduce social vices.

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