21st July, 2011
The Ogun State Governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun will ensure that the people of Ogun State enjoy the dividends of democracy to the fullest.
The Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Communication, Mrs Funmi Wakama stated this in an interview with our correspondent today after the inauguration of the new commissioners and special advisers at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta.
She said variuos projects are going on round the state and with the swearing in of the commissioners today, the people will have cause to smile.
According to her, ”we are currently undertaking some road repair work on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, opposite the Redeemed camp. Some township roads in the state are either being patched or resurfaced. The roads include Omida, Itoku, Ago Oko, Obantoko, Asero and Kugba. Others are Imo, Akomoje- Itoko and Oke Aregba, all in the state capital.
A drive through the state also reveals other palliative measures aimed at ameliorating the suffering of road users. This is evident as you approach the Sango Ota bridge, Ilo-Awela in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of the state.
Wakama added: ”the government also embark on the evacuation of abandoned and broken down vehicles and trailers on major roads across the state which hitherto had compounded vehicular movement Also noteworthy is the clearing and carting away of refuse in all the major cities and towns in the state.You will recall that on Saturday 2 July, the state government in partnership with a private oil company commenced the sale of kerosene in the state to alleviate the suffering of the ordinary people. Now, the product is readily and easily available to the people. It is called Ogun Kerosene Project. These are tangible and verifiable projects which show that the governor cares.”
She posited that the present government is making effort to diffuse the pre-29 May tension in the state as the governor, according to her,” freely moves and mingles with and among the people during his numerous on-the-spot assessment tours, showing that governance is about the people.”
Wakama, however, stated that the governor is very much committed to his electoral promises of delivering dividends of democracy to the good people of Ogun state which,” include his promise of creating 10,000 jobs within his first 100 days in office; free and effective healthcare for pregnant women, children under five years of age and the aged who are seventy and above; affordable housing and urban renewal; rural and infrastructure development; agriculture and industrial development as well as revitalising our educational system among others.”
She gave an assurance that with caretaker committees inaugurated to take charge of the local governments and the swearing-in of commissioners and special advisers today, she was confident that the adminisration will swing into full action on the implementation of its programmes.
‘With the calibre of men and women in the cabinet now, everybody will attest to our readiness to deliver on our promises and give Ogun people quality in governance,'” she said.
By Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta