Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Monday, reiterated that his administration would construct more roads in the state to further open it for more economic prosperity.
The governor stated this while commissioning the 18-km Ala-Idowa-Ibefun Road, as part of his campaign tour to Odogbolu Local Government Area of the state.
He added that the road was another milestone in the infrastructural development of Ogun to address the huge deficit inherited by his administration.
“This is another milestone in the infrastructural development needed to further develop our state. These are visible projects which are in line with our vision to create prosperity for our people.
“We did not promise to do all things, but we will do all those things that we promised. We will make an appreciable mark by leaving the state better than we met it. We will continue to construct roads, rehabilitate schools and make them more conducive for learning. We will create an enabling environment for industries to strive. Please get your PVCs so that you can vote for us so that we continue with the development of our state,” Abiodun said.
He explained that the road is a federal road that connected Lagos with Ogun, and was constructed by the state government to ameliorate the hardship being encountered by the people who travel on the road on a daily basis.
Abiodun said that his administration has ensured inclusive governance by executing at least a project in each of the 20 local government areas, assuring that all sectors would be given adequate attention through building of more houses, construction of more roads, provision of health facilities, while conducive environment would be made for teaching and learning.
Speaking during a courtesy call on the Dagburewe of Idowa, Oba Yinusa Adekoya in his palace, the governor directed the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, to move to the Imosan-Imodi road and commence its reconstruction.
He stated that apart from trying to bridge the infrastructural gap, his administration has grown the Internally Generated Revenue; repositioned the education and health sectors, while affordable houses were also provided for the people.
He appreciated the traditional rulers for their consistent support and efforts at ensuring peace and security in their various domains, emphasizing that he would do more if voted for a second term.
He dmonished parents and guardians not to allow their children to be used as thugs in the cause of the election, saying his administration has lowered the political temperature, by allowing every political party to go about in marketing themselves without fear
He warned that the state government would not tolerate any act of thuggery, vowing that “we will deal decisively against any person, no matter how highly placed that attempts to test our will.”
Oba Adekoya lauded that governor for his style of leadership which he said had engendered development in all parts of the state, saying that Idowa town founded in 1540 with close affinity with Ijebu-Ode, has gotten its fair share of projects from the state government.
He particularly commended the administration for focusing on road infrastructure, which according to him remained important to the socio-economic development of the state, concluding the governor would perform better in his second term.
Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers in the local government area, the Obiri of Idobiri, Oba Adebisi Okunbanjo, said they were happy to identify with the Abiodun-led administration, calling for the construction of Ikenne-Ayepe and Okun Owa-Ijesha-Ijebu roads.
Meanwhile, former deputy governors in the state have publicly affirmed their support for the second term ambition of Governor Abiodun
The former number two citizens including Senator Gbenga Kaka, Alhaja Salimot Badru and the two deputy governors who served with the immediate past governor, Ibikunle Amosun, Segun Adesegun and Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga, declared their support at the APC campaign rally held at Odogbolu town.
In their respective remarks, the former deputy governors commended the governor for taking the state to a higher level, noting he would do more if he is reelected.
They, however, expressed their confidence that the ruling APC would sweep the forthcoming poll.
Speaking, Governor Abiodun said that it would be the first in the anal of the state that former deputy governors would be in the same political camp, calling the electorate to collectively vote for all candidates of the APC.