By Michael Adesanya/ Abeokuta
Ogun state Governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun yesterday pledged that his administration would complete all the ongoing projects of Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s administration when he assumed office.
He revealed that he was determined to make the difference by providing quality governance.
The Governor-elect spoke in a speech he delivered at the inauguration ceremony of the 23-member State Economic Transition Committee and 235-member Work Groups held at Ogere-Remo, in Ikenne local government of the state.
The Governor-elect disclosed that the responsibility of the two committees is to “Identify and distil the pressing needs of the state and our people, recommend specific programmes and policies and develop a measurable and realistic roadmap, including identifying low hanging fruits, for implementation.”
His words: “Our vision is to provide good and focused governance that creates an enabling environment for sustainable economic development of the state that translates to significant improvement in the welfare of our citizens and their individual prosperity”.
Abiodun stated “Government is a continuum therefore, my Administration will continue the implementation of the on-going projects that have a clear line of sight to up-lift Ogun State and benefits to the people.”
“There is no gain saying that funding will be a major constraint, hence our recognition of public – private partnership as a veritable tool for funding in a manner that keeps the interest of the state paramount while delivering significant value to all the stakeholders, he affirmed.
He revealed that he would request the incumbent Governor Ibikunle Amosun administration ” To provide us accurate information on all the ongoing projects in the state and the general state of affairs of our common patrimony.”
His words “I am conscious of the fact that the expectations from the next Administration under my watch are high and that people have become cynical of government and the political class in general.”
Abiodun added “And the task is not made easier by paucity of funds. Nonetheless, the incoming Administration is determined to make a difference and provide leadership that earns the confidence of the people, a government that has character and can be trusted.”