Abiodun suspends political rally over currency crisis, fuel scarcity


Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Friday announced the suspension of the ongoing political campaign until further notice over the ongoing currency crisis and fuel scarcity.

This, he said, is to identify with the plight of the Ogun people battling hardship as a result of currency scarcity and fuel crisis which has paralysed commercial activities in the state.

The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, emphasised that moves have been made to ease up the sufferings of the people.

He called on the people to persevere as the current situation would ease up very soon.

The governor noted that as an administration that was sensitive to the plight of the people, election campaigns in the state would cease until normalcy returned to the economic activities of the people.

Abiodun reiterated his administration’s commitment to making life more meaningful to the people, calling on them to obtain their Permanent Voters’ Cards and vote for all the All Progressives Congress ( APC) candidates at the poll.

Meanwhile, as the state clocks 47 years since its creation, Abiodun, has saluted the sacrifices made by the founding fathers to ensure a solid foundation laid for the state, promising that his administration would take Ogun to greater height.

The governor in his 47th anniversary message, signed by Somorin, on Friday, felicitated the Ogun people for the giant strides the state had achieved among its peers, declaring that the state had indeed lived up to its cognomen, the Gateway State.

He noted that since the pioneer military administration that oversaw the transition of the state from the old Western Region, Ogun had witnessed a steady but progressive development since creation.

Abiodun said that apart from producing illustrious sons and daughters who had shaped the nation and contributed positively to the development of Nigeria, Ogun had been the industrial capital of the country.

He added that the state had every right to celebrate its 47 years of existence because of its foremost position in the comity of states in Nigeria.

He pointed out that Ogun would continue to champion excellence, hard work, dignity, industry and resilience, the indigenes are reputed for.

While expressing his delight about the 47th anniversary, the governor said that his administration shared the pains being currently experienced by the people in the state as a result of the redesigned naira notes swap and fuel scarcity.

According to him, the plight being endured by the people is a great sacrifice that can be offered by them for better Nigeria, disclosing that all efforts were being made to ease the situation.

He said that the issues of scarcity of fuel and new naira notes had been taken up with relevant authority to make life easier and more meaningful for the people.


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