PHOTOS: Abiodun kick-starts anniversary projects commissioning with road

L-R: The Ologijo of Ogijo, Oba Kazeem Gbadamosi; Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr (Mrs) Noimot Salako-Oyedele; Governor Dapo Abiodun; Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Oludaisi Elemide; Ogun State Head of Service, Mr Kehinde Onasanya; and Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr Ade Akinsanya, at the commissioning of Hospital Road, Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government on Tuesday to mark the one year anniversary of Governor Abiodun’s second term in office

* Vows to sustain tempo of infrastructural devpt

By Nudoiba Ojen

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured residents of the state of his administration’s determination to sustain the present tempo of infrastructural development across the state.

The Governor made the pledge while commissioning a newly constructed hospital road in Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government on Tuesday, as he promised the people of the area of more projects to enhance economic development.

Abiodun, who said that his administration would not make empty promises, said the event was to kickstart a series of projects commissioning to mark the first year of his second term in office.

He said that his administration has constructed over 600 kilometres of road across the state in the last five years, adding that more roads would be commissioned at Iperu and Ilaro during the week.

According to the governor, the Ogijo community is one of the industrial areas of the state as it enjoys gas reticulation, stating that his administration has solved the electricity challenges that affected the community for decades through the provision of transformers and other electric accessories.

Abiodun noted that constructing the road was in keeping with his promise when he visited the area about a year ago, saying despite the difficulty faced by the contractors in the course of construction, they were able to surmount and deliver the project on time.

Road infrastructure, the governor said, is one of the key catalysts that engendered development, positing that the commissioned road would boost commercial activities in the area as it leads to several communities.

“This community is very important to us, apart from being a border town, it is also an industrial area. I can assure you that this community will experience more development. I call on the Kabiyesi to work with the local government chairman, community development associations, and all relevant stakeholders and come up with projects according to their priority for immediate execution,” he said.

Abiodun thanked traditional rulers and the people of the area for their unalloyed support to his government, assuring that uncompleted projects that would add value to the people would be completed just as no part of the state would be developed to the detriment of others.

The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya, said the commissioning of the Hospital Road is a testimony to the commitment of the state government at ensuring infrastructural development in all parts of the state.

The commissioner assured that more roads would be constructed and commissioned by the governor, noting that roads infrastructure engender socio-economic development.

Chairman of Sagamu Local Government Area, Mr Afolabi Odulate, said the construction of the road was one of the demands he made to the governor concerning the area, noting that his administration has supported the state government with the construction of several roads in communities across the council area.

The Ologijo of Ogijoland, Oba Kezeem Gbadamosi, who represented the Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, said though an industrial hub, the area suffered many years of neglect as previous administrations did not pay attention to the community’s infrastructural needs, adding that with the commissioning of the road, the narrative has changed for the better.

While calling the governor’s attention to other deplorable roads in the area, the monarch appreciated the state government for ensuring that the road is well constructed with good drainage system, adding that the community has benefited from education, water and electrification projects of the government.

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