By G9ija

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has assured the people of Ode Remo and environs that the General Hospital, Isara, would be rehabilitated and equipped to meet their health needs.

Governor Abiodun, who gave the assurance at the commissioning of the modern palace, museum and park at Ode Remo, Remo North Council of the state, also assured that social amenities meant for the area would not be denied the people, as his administration would not shortchange any part of the state.

Appreciating traditional rulers for ensuring peace in their domains, the governor also said that they contributed in ensuring that good governance not only prevailed in the councils, but also at the state level.

“I appreciate traditional rulers’ roles in governance at the state and local levels. They have a lot to do in community policing, as they are the closest to the people,” he said.

Abiodun described the new palace as a masterpiece, adding that the museum would act as the repository of artefacts for generations yet unborn and the park as a place for relaxation.

He lauded Chief Adetola King, who donated the facility as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and promised that conducive environment would be provided for businesses in the state.

Meanwhile, the people of Ogun East Senatorial District, made up largely of Ijebu-speaking people, have advised the state government to emphasise on the provision of infrastructure, health, education, agriculture and employment in the coming year.

The people made this known at a town hall meeting to make input to the state’s 2020 Budget, at the Bisi Rodipe Centre, Ijebu-Ode on Thursday evening.

In their separate contributions, the stakeholders stressed the need for the Abiodun-led government to focus on providing free and qualitative education, healthcare, agriculture and employment.

The paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Awujale Sikiru Adetona, represented by the Dagburewe of Idowa, Oba Yinusa Adekoya, called for the rehabilitation of Ijebu-Ode/Epe, Ijebu-Ode/Alagboun/Ketu/Epe and Ijebu-Ode/Idowa/Ibefun/Itokin roads, while Chief Rodipe called on the government to declare emergency on roads, particularly in Ijebuland, as most roads were in a deplorable condition.

A former Commissioner in the state, Chief Falilu Sabitu, called for reinforcement of security in Ogun Waterside Council, to arrest the spate of kidnapping and other crimes, while efforts should be geared towards reviving the Olokola Deep Sea Port.

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