Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that his administration would involve communities in programmes that would transform and bring more development to the grassroots.
The Governor made this declaration at the 35th Sagamu Day celebration, held at the Akarigbo’s palace, noting that communities were the closest to the people and could not be neglected in the State’s developmental plans.
“As an administration, we are very conscious of the roles communities play in the Developmental plans of the State. The communities are the closest to the grassroots, so we place high premium on what roles they play. We will continue to involve them in everything we do, particularly in areas that will benefit them as a social unit towards achieving their objectives’’.
He said Sagamu, being the closest to the fifth largest economy in the continent was gradually becoming an industrial hub and was enjoying inflow from Lagos, adding that government would provide necessary amenities to promote quality living and attract more investment to the town.
Abiodun pledged that, road networks in the area would be improved upon to propel economic activities, informing that, ‘’the Public Works department have started palliative works on Sagamu-Iperu-Ode and Saapade roads. We are also proposing the construction of the Sagamu-Ikorodu road, to resuscitate commercial and economic activities, which had greatly been hampered in the axis for a long time’’.
He further assured that palliatives works would begin on Oba Eriwole and GRA roads, while noting that, proper construction of roads would begin as soon as the rain subsided.
While acknowledging the contributions of Sagamite Club to his administration through the Club’s road map, Prince Abiodun added that his government would construct low and middle income housing estates in the town to provide decent accommodation for the indigenes, urging the people to be more participatory in governance, as democracy was all about the people.
Earlier in his remark, the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remo land, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, thanked Governor Abiodun for the palliatives on some roads in the town, drawing government’s attention to Erinwole and the GRA roads, which he noted were in bad shape.
Press Officer, Office of the Governor