Ogun State Government has reiterated its commitment to infrastructural development, especially, provision of good road networks within the State, which brought about the creation of Ogun State Public Works Agency (OGPWA).
The Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele stated this while taking delivery of 500 units of customized illuminative reflective jackets, donated by Sterling Bank PLC to OGPWA, saying government was passionate about the safety of its workers, particularly those on the field, as the jacket would be of great use in the discharge of their duties.
Engr. Salako-Oyedele reiterated that the State’s strategic location made it an industrial hub, noting that, with its proximity to Lagos, as well as influx of people, goods and services, ‘’the availability of good road is mandatory to make things easier for industries’’.
“Before the inception of this administration, everywhere we went, there was general outcry of dearth of good roads. All over the world, roads are social economic prerogative; therefore, the first thing our Governor did was to establish OGPWA, to find a lasting solution to the deplorable condition of our roads”, she said.
She appreciated the gesture and support of the Bank, urging it not to relent in its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and other areas of assistance, such as Adopt a School or Health Center programme.
Earlier in his remarks, the Executive Director of the Bank, Mr. Emmanuel Emefienim, said the donation was to further support Dapo Abiodun-led administration and in fulfilment of its CSR, adding that the protective illuminative reflective jackets would guide against hazards exposed to by OGPWA staff.
Idongesit Onayemi & Temitayo Taylor,
Office of the Deputy Governor