The Governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has disclosed that his Government was ready to demolish many more house in the nooks and crannies of the state in order to pave way for Development currently being embarked upon by his administration.
Speaking at a Town Hall meeting held October 26,2018 at the June 12 Cultural centre in the state capital, Abeokuta he said the state needed to give some social infrastructure face lift or total renovation or outright reconstruction that required expansive space, explaining that in case they could not get enough space some private houses or public structures would have to go.
According to him ” we are committed to building the state to an enviable stage that we could individually and collectively pride in, and position our state as port of call to people from all walks of life. To realize this, we may need to demolish many more structures to pave way for the Development. But where we destroy we will pay compensation”, he added.
” I know many people may not appreciate us now but when we are gone, I’m sure they will remember us for our good deeds because we are going to work assiduously till the end of our tenure and will touch all parts of the state”, the Governor emphasised.
Senator Amosun said his Government was not ready to do wishy-washy jobs that would not stand the test of time , appertaining this to why they have been handling them painstakingly, solidly, enduringly.
The Governor stated unequivocally that the cradle of Journalism in Nigeria, Iwe Irohin at Oke Ilewo, would be one of the structures that would be touched by his administration, because some parts of it would be needed for the ongoing developmental initiatives of the Government around the area. ” Let me tell you, your Iwe Irohin (pointing to some Journalists in there) will go with the ongoing developmental around that axis, non-the-less, we will relocate you”, he declared.
For the people around Iju area of the state, the Governor stated that the construction of some bridges and roads are being stalled by the the electric Power supplier, because according to him, they needed about #2 Billion for power outages in order to be able to relocate some of their equipment. He promised that once the state was able to raise the money, the projects would be promptly attended to.
Amosun said he would like to be remembered for his good deeds as one of the Governors in the state because according to him, his Government has brought about an unprecedented development to the state and has turned it to the most industrialized in the country.
In his words, ” you all knew where the state before our administration, no 29 today we have taken it up by unique way so much that we are now second best in the Nigerian nation. We are second to Lagos. Well, if nobody praises us we praise ourselves”, he said.
Amosun who remained adamant over his choice of AbdulKadiri Adekunle Akinlade as APC gubernatorial candidate in the state said he was confident he was going to hand over power Akinlade. He charged his followers and loyalists to protect their PVC. ” We are going to fight them with our PVC. We have more people than them in all the three Senatorial region of the state. We more than them in the East, West and even in the central”, Amosun boasted.
Speaking at the town hall meeting, the Paramount Ruler of Egbaland who is also the Chairman of Council of Obas in the state, His Royal Majesty, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo said Amosun had performed excellently to earn his support and appreciation.
He stated that if not for the fact that the Governor didn’t want to be bestowed with a chieftaincy title, he would have conferred one on him for what he described as top flight achievements in governance of the state.
Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, His Royal Majesty, Oba kehinde Adegbenle poured encommium on the Governor for his achievements as Governor of the state and prayed for God to guide and guard him through.
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