Mr Dare Alebiosu has said that the governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has within his two years in office proved many skeptics wrong recording massive achievements across all the sectors of the economy.
Mr Dare Alebiosu disclosed that, it is now obvious and easy to conclude that, Gov Dapo Abiodun, with his avalanche of achievements remained a role model in good governance and whose major concern revolves around enhancing the economic prosperity of the state and lifting many residents out of poverty.
Alebiosu said that it is the quality of the governor’s work and dedicated commitment to return smiles to the faces of residents of the state that laid the foundation of his desire to also replicate same good works for the benefit of the people of Ijebu Ode local government.
The LG chairmanship aspirant who stated this in a chat with our Correspondent said that he was particularly happy that in the face of the dwindling fortune of revenue from oil, Gov Abiodun has deemed it fit to build a strong economic base for the state through the resuscitated Agro-Cargo Airport project at Iperu as well as the massive investment in agriculture and infrastructures.
Alebiosu explained that “it is a thing of joy to have seen the Gov Abiodun running the affairs of the state without the prism of vindictive or partisan politics.
“This is quite evident in the decision of the governor to complete many abandoned projects of immediate past government of Sen Ibikunle Amosun despite the former governor’s stiff opposition to Abiodun’s emergence as the governor of the state as well as the resuscitated Agro-Cargo Airport project started long ago in 2008 by the PDP government of Otunba Gbenga Daniel”.
Alebiosu said ” I am particularly excited about the bold step taken by Gov Abiodun to kick start the long abandoned multibillion naira Agro-Cargo Airport project. It’s a project with huge potentials to redefine positively the socio-economics dynamics of the state. It will create jobs in their thousands, open up the state for more investment, increase revenue generation for the state, boosts the agricultural sector and ultimately enhance the economic prosperity of the residents of the state”.
He revealed further “it is also pertinent to note that Gov Abiodun in the last two years has been working across all the sectors of the economy, his government is not a one man show but one that takes care of the concerns of his people.
“For instance, we can see his good works in the area of road construction and general infrastructural development. He is almost completing the ten lane dualization project of Ijebu Ode-Epe road, he is also busy with reconstruction of Sagamu-Siun-Abeokuta expressway, he has just flagged off the Atan-Lusada-Agbara road project while many access roads in Abeokuta, Ijebu Ode, Sagamu, Ota, Ifo, Ilaro and several others have either been completed or ongoing”
“In the area of education, the governor has shown great commitment to providing conducive learning atmosphere with construction of over 500 classrooms across the state, he has equally abolished fee paying in our schools while the schools now receive running cost to ensure daily smooth school administration.
“Similarly, in qualitative healthcare delivery, the governor has rehabilitated at least one health centres each across the 20 local governments, equiped many of the state health facilities with personnel and medical equipment and this has increased people’s access to qualitative healthcare.
“Additionally, Gov Abiodun has also not joked with his promise to make the state the food basket of the country. He had been doing this with his massive investment in agriculture with programmes such like the CBN backed Anchor Borrowers programme among others
“The governor’s efforts in the area of affordable housing should be commended too, interestingly, the low cost housing projects are not only in Abeokuta, the state capital but are also in other parts of the state like Kobape, Sagamu, Ikenne, Ijebu Ode among others. So, it is the desire of Gov Abiodun to see that residents of the state have decent roofs over their heads
“No meaningful development and economic prosperity could be said to be a reality in an atmosphere devoid of peace and orderliness, it’s against this background that the governor’s concerted efforts in strengthening the security architecture of the state should also be lauded. He has not only provided over 150 patrol vehicles and over 200 motorcycles fitted with sophisticated communication gadgets to the security agencies, he has equally set up special task force to tackle some security infractions like the farmers/herders clash while the Amotekun Corps has also been inaugurated.
“The ruling party under his guidianship has also continue to wax stronger with the political titans from other parties such as Otunba Gbenga Daniel, former governor of the state, Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, three term governorship candidate in the state, Alhaja Salmot Badru, former Deputy governor among others are now in APC. There’s no doubt that Gov Abiodun with his modest achievements have proved the skeptics wrong and he is worthy of another term in office”
Alebiosu explained that “my desire to govern my people at Ijebu-Ode local government is anchored on consolidating the good works of Gov Abiodun at the grassroots. I shared in the passion of the governor that my people deserved the best and will therefore leave no stone unturned to make Ijebu Ode local government a model of excellence in grassroots governance”.