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Abiodun commissions Arepo-Journalists Estate Road

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Abiodun commissions Arepo-Journalists Estate Road

…promises administration will fix more internal, external roads

 

 

 

The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Monday, commissioned the 2.35km Arepo-Journalists Estate Road, with a promise to continue espousing projects capable of making life more meaningful to people and residents of the state.

 

 

 

The governor, who described the road project as a remarkable one and his administration’s commitment to the provision of good governance in the state, noted that the completion of the road is a demonstration of his administration’s appreciation for the support of given by the people of Arepo Community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While noting that genuine development should be people-oriented, Abiodun disclosed that the road leads to no fewer than 42 communities in Obafemi-Owode Local Government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He recalled that he had promised during the electioneering towards the 2019 general election to fix the road if he was elected governor, expressing his delight that Arepo Road which had been in a bad state for years has finally been constructed.

The governor, who said the road was constructed with interlocking stones because of its swampy nature, added that other road furniture such as walkway, street lights and drainage, had been fixed on the road to make it durable and bring out its aesthetics.

Abiodun noted that the new road would reduce travel time, stress and vehicle maintenance of the residents of Arepo, declared that his administration would continue fix internal and external roads in the state, with a view to improving the socio-economic well-being of the people.

The governor added that the state government under his watch has embarked upon the construction of all arterial roads linking Ogun with Lagos state, emphasizing his administration is determined to raise the bar in road construction in few years to come.

 

 

 

 

“We are determined to raise the bar in road construction in few years to come. Our administration has has constructed most roads in Ogun Central, we will continue to look after the welfare of our people. We are determined to be fair and participatory; we will not development a section of the state at the expense of others.

“I want to assure you that we will complete all the uncompleted projects embarked upon by our predecessor in office, which have direct positive socio-economic well-being of our people, and we will continue to make life better for the people”, he submitted.

Abiodun, however, called on the residents of the community to take the ownership of the road, urging the youth not to be allowed to be used by the unscrupulous politicians before and and during the conduct of the 2023 general election.

Earlier, the Olu of Arepo, Oba Solomon Atanda Oyebi, thanked the governor for fulfilling his electoral promises by fixing the road which according to him had brought untold hardship on the residents.

On her part, the former Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council, Mrs Funke Fadugba, said that road completely cut off the Journalists Estate in Arepo, commending Governor Abiodun for ensuring the construction and completion of the road.

Meanwhile, the governor has assured residents of the Journalists Estate that his administration would embark on the construction of a modern primary health care centre to be completed in the next four months.

Abiodun while addressing the executive and residents of the estate at a parley after the inauguration of the Arepo Road, equally promised his administration’s support in the completion of the Civic Centre under construction in the estate.

The governor, however, called for the continued support of journalists in the quest of his administration to make take governance a notch higher.

 

Abiodun commissions Arepo-Journalists Estate Road

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Abiodun: I never paid $50,000 to Rufai for bringing investors to Ogun

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Abiodun: I never paid $50,000 to Rufai for bringing investors to Ogun

Abiodun: I never paid $50,000 to Rufai for bringing investors to Ogun

…says no single investor came through former aide

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ogun State government has refuted the report published by an online news medium, People’s Gazette, that the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, was paying $50,000 to his former aide, Bidemi Rufai, each time he introduced people to him.

 

 

 

 

Abiodun: I never paid $50,000 to Rufai for bringing investors to Ogun

 

 

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abiodun, Kunle Somorin, on Sunday, Rufai, who was appointed by the governor as his Senior Special Assistant on Housing, never had any close relationship with the governor, prior to his appointment.

According to Somorin, Rufai, like other aides of the governor, was recommended from his ward for the appointment, and not because of any special favour he offered to the governor during his gubernatorial campaigns in 2019.

The statement further faulted and denied the claims in the report that Rufai was being paid $2,000 as his salary, which according to it is not only “outrageous but baseless. Salaries and wages are fixed and no member of the government is permitted to any other allowances not known to law.

Somorin added that records in the state never showed that Rufai, while serving in the state, brought a single investor or facilitated any investment from the United States of America, wondering how the former political aide would then be paid $50,000 for a deal that never took place.

‘Bidemi Rufai was appointed as.a Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Housing, and was nominated for appointment barely three months before he was arrested.

“He had not resumed formerly and had no official office to transact business. He wasn’t part of the Ogun State Economic Management Team and have got no input into the state government activities. His appointment was based on his activities in his ward. He didn’t sit in the State Executive Council Meetings and couldn’t have had inputs in policies of the state government.

“The governor had no deal with Rufai on any transaction . He brought not a single one. They can check with the US embassy”, Somorin stated in the statement.

The CPS noted further that Governor Abiodun being a law abiding person and respecter of the rule of law, immediately suspended Rufai after his arrest for fraud in the USA and later terminated his appointment, even before his conviction for the crime by the US court.

He stated Nigeria is currently in the political season, which is an auspicious time for unscrupulous politicians to attack or sponsor attacks against the incumbent, hence, timing of the concocted and untrue news.

He said that the political enemies of the governor, who are perhaps not happy with his rising profile, particularly in terms of huge foreign investment drive and infrastructural development of Ogun, might want to play up the issue of Rufai to tarnish the governor’s image.

Somorin, while calling on the people of the state to disregard the report as a mere “attention seeking” gambit, said that Governor Abiodun would not rather be perturbed by the report, but remain focussed on his mission to position Ogun as number one investors’ preferred destination in the country.

He added that the governor would not be distracted by the antics of political traducers within and without Ogun, submitting that Governor Abiodun will continue to be just, fair, accountable and equitable governor he promised to be.

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Governor Adeleke Frowns at Delay in Payment of November Salary

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Governor Adeleke Frowns at Delay in Payment of November Salary

Governor Adeleke Frowns at Delay in Payment of November
Salary

●Orders Submission of Salary Schedule within 24 Hours

 

 

 

Governor Ademola Adeleke has frowned at the delay in the payment of November salary, ordering the submission of salary schedule to relevant office within 24 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

Issuing the directive after taking briefing from the Federal Ministry of Finance, Governor Adeleke instructed the desk officer to ensure complete submission by outstanding agencies.

 

 

 

Governor Adeleke Frowns at Delay in Payment of November
Salary

 

 

Top officials of the ministry had attributed the delay in salary payment to the failure of some agencies to submit their salary schedule on time.

Governor Adeleke consequently directed immediate conclusion of the processes, affirming that his administration is averse to inconveniences the delay has forced on the state workforce.

Signed:
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the Executive Governor

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FHC Verdict: Adekoya hails judiciary, says ‘no victor, no vanquished’

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FHC Verdict: Adekoya hails judiciary, says ‘no victor, no vanquished’

 

 

 

 

The Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, on Wednesday, 30th November, 2022, struck out two suits challenging the May 22nd, 2022 primary election which produced Rt. Hon. Abdel-Majid Adesegun Adekoya (ATTACKER) as the House of Representatives candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Ijebu-North/Ijebu-East/ Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency in the February 2023 election.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reacting to the judgement, the Deputy Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Abdel-Majid Adesegun Adekoya (ATTACKER) commended the judiciary for taking into consideration what is right and serving justice, appropriately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I was truly overwhelmed by the judgement. This is what our law institutions should do -always standing by what is right at all times to avoid the miscarriage of justice. The judiciary has once again justified the confidence we reposed in them”, Adekoya said.

 

 

 

 

Speaking further, Adekoya appealed to the duo of Hon. Tele Ogunjobi, Mr. Kenny Bello and other aggrieved members of the party to sheath their swords, noting that it is a “no victor, no vanquished” situation. He maintained that as members of the same party, there is bound to be disagreement but it does not make them enemies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I shall be visiting my brothers – Hon. Tele Ogunjobi and Mr. Kenny Bello very soon to iron things out and map out strategies to ensure our party emerges victorious in 2023. There is no champion for ever. Someday, I’ll vacate this seat and I see them both as perfect successors. As it is usually said that success without a successor is a successful failure. By that time, I shall be willing to offer my utmost support to whoever gets the mandate between them” ATTACKER concluded.

 

FHC Verdict: Adekoya hails judiciary, says 'no victor, no vanquished'

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