Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun over the weekend charged political appointees to be ready to work, as the stage is now set for his administration to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the State.
Prince Dapo Abiodun stated this at a 2- day Executive Council Strategy Session with the theme: “Building our Future Together”, held at the TTC, Ogere, Ikenne Local Government. The governor said it was time to work to impact positively on the lives of the people.
“It is time to work. It is important to gather, to explore and formalise the various opportunities in the implementation of our building our future together agenda and take the advantage of the abundant resources in the State.
“Your creativity and experience have started to manifest positively in your various Ministries, Department and Agencies. You are to partner and ensure the development of the State and increase prosperity of our people, irrespective of age, gender, political affiliations and locations”, he said.
He said as a government committed to collectiveness and inclusiveness, it was important that all parts of the State was represented in decision making and processes as his model will concentrate on the people.
Prince Abiodun said the retreat would serve as a platform to exchange ideas and come up with improved and more practical approaches towards the discharge of good governance.
The Governor who reeled out the achievements and what the administration planned to do, disclosed that the State alongside its neighbour, Lagos State, was on the verge of obtaining approval from the Federal government for the construction of the Abeokuta- Ota- Lagos road, adding that the Ijebu-Ode-Epe road would also be constructed to provide alternative route to the Lagos- Ibadan Expressway.
He said Ogun State has keyed into and benefited from the various Central Bank of Nigeria programmes, including, the Anchor Borrowers and Artisans training, adding that State have been made the heaquarters of Southwest Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, while two educational institutions have been designated to serve as centres for artisans training.
In her remark, the Deputy Governor, Engr. Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, said it was a palley meant to brainstorm on the policy framework of the administration and come up on ways to achieving them.