President Muhammadu Buhari, named Muhammadu ‘Omowale’ Buhari by the good people of Ogun state, the name Buhari said he accepted during his speech, has lauded the excellent initiative of Governor Dapo Abiodun of the state for jobs well done in road construction projects and the building of housing estates for the people of the state.
President Buhari, who arrived Sagamu around 11:35am Thursday morning, to commission the projects, said, so much have changed since his last visit to the state during his campaign for the presidency.
He praised Dapo Abiodun for representing the party – All Progressives Congress, APC, very well and urged the Governor not to rest on his oars.
The President however, in the company of the Ogun state Governor Abiodun, and some other dignitaries, commissioned the 14km Epe/ Ijebuode Express Road, as well as the Ogun city gate interchange and the 42km Abeokuta/ Sagamu road.
Two housing projects which include: 527 units of a low and medium Housing Scheme at Kobape, and the high-brow, 83 duplexes at the Kings Court Estate, at Oke Mosan in Abeokuta, the state capital are other projects expected to be commissioned.
Some other dignitaries present at the event were: Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi; Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu; Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Rauf Olaniyan, Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni, former governors of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun, Gbenga Daniel, Chief Olusegun Osoba, captains of industries, royal fathers, among others.
Gov. Abiodun, who before Mr. President said, with the roads in place, the daily challenges of commuters plying the roads will be reduced and that economic activities will thrive within the southwest regions and beyond going forward.
Abiodun, on behalf of the people of Ogun state, thanked the President Buhari for the posthumous honour given to late Chief MKO Abiola; adding that, Ogun people appreciate the gesture.
Gov. Abiodun also thanked the President for the Federal Government Covid 19 supports during the advent of the coronavirus pandemic.
He also thanked the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), for facilitating the state agricultural project scheme in its grow what to eat and eat what you grow policy.
Abiodun did not also fail to thank the likes of Babatunde Raji Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, and the renowned business guru, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Arch. Gbenga Onabanjo, designer of the Gateway City project, and other sons and daughters of Ogun state and residents, who have contributed to his success story, one way or the other.
Thereafter the event, President Buhari is expected to hold a town hall meeting, with critical stakeholders and party faithfuls, at the June 12 cultural centre in Abeokuta.