“Governor Dapo Abiodun has the welfare and interest of the people at heart and has been exhibiting this in all fronts since we assumed office in 2019″
Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, the deputy governor of Ogun State, has said the state government fixed some federal government roads in order to ease commuters’ plights and business challenges that have been crippling the economic activities in some parts of the state, particularly Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of the state.
The deputy governor who disclosed that the roads were reconstructed and some repaired at the expense of some inner roads in the affected areas said that the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led government had no choice but to attend to the challenges facing the people and their respective businesses.
Salako-Oyedele, who made this known on Thursday during an interactive session with some selected journalists at her GRA, Otta home, explained that the state government had to take the bull by the horn since the affected roads were yet to be attended to by the federal government.
She explained that the pains the people of the state were going through due to bad roads is a huge concern for the governor, hence, sacrificing the state resources on the federal government road projects to alleviate the suffering of the people, particularly during the rain.
“Governor Dapo Abiodun has the welfare and interest of the people at heart and has been exhibiting this in all fronts since we assumed office in 2019. This is what propelled the state government’s decision to attend to the yet-to-be-attended federal roads affecting our people. You will recall that the federal government had said no refund would be made to any state that worked on federal roads, yet, the governor had to do this for the sake of our people because, to us, it is people first,” Salako-Oyedele said.
She added that the inner roads projects set aside in Ado-Odo/Ota and other parts of the state in order to fix the federal roads would be adequately taken care of if Governor Dapo Abiodun and herself are reelected as governor and deputy governor respectively.
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the deputy governor urged the people of her local government – Ado-Odo/Ota and the rest of Ogun State to come out on election days and vote for all candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
She said, “In order to ensure continuity of the developmental progression being enjoyed across the state, I call on the good people of Ogun State to vote for all the candidates of our great party at the state and national level – APC. Vote Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as President and Vice President of our beloved country.”
Some of the Ado-Odo/Ota APC leaders present at the press briefing include Chief Jide Ojuko, a former commissioner of Ogun State and Segun Ojolowo-Ojuko, Senior Special Adviser to the governor on housing. Others are Rahman Salako, Senior Special Assistant to the governor, deputy governor’s office, Hon. Kazeem Salako, a former member of house of rep and Hon. Wasiu Lawal, former LG caretaker chairman.