6th September, 2015
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state has urged residents of the state to keep hope alive, noting that the current challenges across the country are a passing phase.
Amosun reiterated his total support for the policies and programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that “they will bring within our reach and attainment the dreams of our people for a happy and prosperous nation.”
In a press release on Sunday signed by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, the governor thanked the good people of the state for their abiding faith in his administration.
According to him, “Challenges are human phenomena. Great nations of today had at one time or the other been confronted with challenges, which they successfully surmounted.
“Your unflinching support saw us through the first term. I have no doubt that your unwavering solidarity will make us to even surpass expectations in our second term in office.
“We have spent the last 100 days restructuring our finances due to the sudden economic downturn in the country. We participated in the FG bail-out programme with the active support of our forward-looking House of Assembly.
“The Treasury Single Account (TSA), which we introduced in 2011 and has now got nation-wide acceptance, has enabled us to block leakages in the system. We now look into the future with confidence.”
The Governor also said: “Furthermore, as we reform our governance in line with current realities, we have paid greater attention to our environment.
“We are engaging local and foreign investors with tangible results in the number of companies now berthing in Ogun.
“We are taking stock, looking into new initiatives to raise our Internally Generated Revenue and consolidate our achievements through timely completion of all ongoing projects. We are laying a strong economic base for the future. We have hopes of a better tomorrow.”
Amosun maintained that the government shall remain focused and continue to work even harder to make Ogun State far better than they met it in 2011 when they came on board.