Ogun Begins Construction Of Housing Estate - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Ogun Begins Construction Of Housing Estate


Ogun State Governernment has begun the construction of mass housing estates in Abeokuta and other parts of the State to provide decent houses to the people at affordable prices.

Making this known at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta,  during a Thanksgiving and Praise Worship to appreciate God for his victory at the Governorship ElectionTribunal last Saturday,  Governor Dapo Abiodun noted that the housing project was embarked upon to address the housing deficit in the state.

Abiodun said the low cost houses,  would cost no more than N4m.

The Governor who described shelter as one of the basic needs of man, said the construction of the houses, which would be sold to people at affordable prices, would employ the services of artisans like bricklayers, Carpenters, painters and other auxillary workers.

" I have told our people that the houses should not be more N4m each. This is to enable people have access to them," he said.

Prince Abiodun who used to occasion to intimate the people of his stewardship in the last 100 days, said apart from reconstituting the State Security Trust Fund and handing over its management to the right combination of people, 100 patrol vans, 200 motorbikes have purchased with an Helicopter from the Federal government to deal with security challenges in the State.

He disclosed further that agreement for the construction of Ijebu-Ode-Epe road would soon be sign, while the State and Lagos state government have jointly seek for the handing over of the Abeokuta-Ifo-Ota and Sagamu- Ikorodu from the Federal government for reconstruction, adding that this would boost business activities in the axis.

He said his administration has commenced the rehabilitation of rural and township roads, rehabilitation of 236 Primary schools and Health Centres to provide quality education and health services to the people, pledging that all communities in the State would feel the impact of his administration.

Prince Abiodun who reiterated that his administration would not involve in needless vendatta, said some of the models schools inherited from the previous administration would be put to other use, adding the one located at Kobape road, has been turned into a Technological hub to train the youth on the use of Information Technology.

"We have introduced e-learning by enumerating our students and teachers. Each student will have a Pin number, a device for us to know when they in or not in school. It will allow us to train our teachers. We will have WiFi in our markets and educational institutions for easy connectivity," he noted.

He said his administration has so far allocated one hectare of land for 200 Participants of the Anchor Borrowers'Programme to encourage agro-trepreneur especially among youths in the State.

On tertiary health institutions, he said the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu was wearing new look as he has ordered employment of more health personnels, to while the State Hospital, Ilaro now has modern Theatre for operation, modern laboratory, Marternity Ward and the general rehabilitation of structures in the Hospital.

He urged people to always thank God for His favours, adding that his governernment which is predicated on good government, would ensure Justice for all irrespective of their religious, ethnic, political or social background.

In his opening remark, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu, deescribed the pre-election period as turbulence, appreciating God for the victory at the pool and at the Governorship ElectionTribunal.

He described the Governor as a man chosen by God at this time to lead a State populated by enlightened people, noting that the journey of providing a focused and qualitative leadership has started in ernest, calling on the people to continue to support the governernment in their prayers to take the State to greater height.

From Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

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