As part of efforts towards ensuring equitable distribution of projects across the State, Ogun State Government said it would welcome feedback from the citizens in areas they considered government can improve upon, as this would make the administration do more in the provision of necessary infrastructure.
The Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun who made this known while commissioning projects at Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of the State, said ‘’any government that is interested in the welfare of its citizens should be ready to hear their views and improve on any area they are not comfortable with’’.
“We will appreciate your feedback on whatever we are not doing right or what will make us improve on our service delivery to the good people of Ogun State. We know that this will help us to do more for the benefit of our people”, the Governor said.
Represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuape, Prince Abiodun noted that resources for Local Government are not enough to accommodate all the needed projects, adding that the State government has given out grants to make them functional, for citizens to enjoy dividends of democracy under the present administration.
He assured that his administration would continue to support Local Government Areas by augmenting their efforts, as this would aid their performance as the third tier arm of government.
Governor Abiodun lauded the efforts of the Transition Committee Chairman for his ingenuity in purchasing security communication gadgets to boost security of lives and property in the council area, as well as skill acquisition and empowerment training programmes for 2,000 youths.
The Transition Committee Chairman, Engr. Olugbenga Olugbile in his welcome address, appreciated the Governor for his relentless efforts towards the Local councils, saying the projects would impact positively on the lives of the beneficiaries. He appealed to them to guard them jealously against theft and vandalism.
In their remarks, Lamodi of Isiwo, Oba (Engr.) Sikiru Salisu said the Transition Chairman has been maintaining cordial relationship with traditional rulers in his domain, which made it easy for him to get their support at all times.
A member of the Governor’s Elders Advisory Council (GEAC), Pa Elias Folorunso appreciated the Governor for coming to their aid in road construction and rehabilitation, saying the present administration could always count on the support of the people of the council area.
The projects commissioned include 500KVA Transformers at Isiwo Ijebu and Odo-Egbo Ijebu-Ode, Blocks of shops at Obanta Shopping Complex, 14 Lock-up shops at Oke-Aje and 20 Open stalls in Abattoir at Yemule-Sabo.