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Ogun sets to roll out mass transit scheme

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Ogun State Government has said that it was set to roll out its mass transit scheme that would change the face of transportation in the State.

The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun who stated this when he hosted Muslim leaders to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitri to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting in Abeokuta, disclosed that high powered buses with Wi-Fi facility, has been delivered to the State.

“We are starting our pilot mass transit scheme very soon. We have started taking delivery of buses with high powered buses with full internet facility.
These buses will be moving people from
Kuto to Kobape and other places in Abeokuta. The buses will also operate in Mowe-Ibafo conveying people to Lagos. The buses will operate in our major cities across the State”, he explained.

The Governor who took time to explained some of the project carried out so far by his administration, said about 100 Primary Health Centres have been rehabilitated, while the State could now boost of 30 Ambulances and Tricycle Ambulances which would be sent to the rural areas to improve healthcare delivery.

On security, Governor Abiodun said no effort is spared to ensure that the people keep enjoying peace, as the state has been adjudged as the most peaceful state in the country, a position which he said government was not ready to loose..

“We will do everything, that is why we reinvigorated the Security trust fund, provided the police with almost everything they didn’t have, we’ve given them cars, motorcycles, Communication equipments.

“We’ve created Amotekun to complement the police and you know that the Amotekun personnel are recruited from the same corridor they are being posted to, so, the Amotekun you see in Ipokia are going to be Ipokia natives. The ones in Imeko is going to be Imeko natives because they understand the terrain, they will be able to get intelligence because they are a part of the community.

He noted that the outfit was a form of community policing which was encouraged anywhere in the world, adding that the State was able to to handle the herdsmen/farmers crisis because of certain decisive steps taken by the government.

“The Amotekun we launched was for Ipokia, Yewa North and Imeko and part of Yewa South, they are the first Amotekun we launched because we wanted to prioritised the peace and security of that region because an injury in that corridor is an injury to the rest of the state.

“We are now fading out Amotekun across the state, as the priority has been demonstrated to us. You will start seeing them in your corridor and of course you know that in their recruitment, they are asking some of you to sign for them, some of our Muslim leaders are signing for them, our Christian leaders are signing for them, or Baales are signing for them so that we can confirm that they know them and hold them responsible. So, please take ownership of this Security Outfit”, Prince Abiodun advised.

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