The Guardian (Nigeria)
Abiodun promises rural development
OGUN State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has assured people residing in rural areas of the state that his administration will extend project execution to their localities and ensure they enjoy real dividends of democracy.
Abiodun, who gave the assurance, yesterday, shortly after he inspected the Orile Oko Road in Remo North Local Council, in continuation of his local government campaign for the All Progressives Congress ( APC) ahead of the forthcoming council’s election, said his administration would not overlook the rural areas as the people at the grassroots remain integral part of the state.
He noted that the Orile Oko Road from Iyankan, serves the communities that represent the “food basket” of not only Remoland, but also Egbaland, as the people are mainly farmers.
He said: “For several years since the creation of this state, these communities have not seen any form of such development. They have not enjoyed any form of dividends of democracy. When I was campaigning, I identified with their plight and I pledged that when I assume office, I will construct the road.”
The governor, who described the road as a “foot path”, however, expressed happiness that with the approval for the construction of the road by the State Executive Council, the communities would have a befitting road in the next one year.
Also at the campaign rally at Isara, Abiodun reiterated his earlier warning to deal decisively with anyone involved in any cult activities, thereby disturbing the peace of the state.
“Our state is the most peaceful one in the country. Without peace, no development can take place,” the governor said.