BY : KAYODE ASAJU, Abeokuta.
The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that the long-awaited list of would be commissioners, special advisers, board members and members of statutory bodies in Ogun State would be released before Christmas.
Prince Dapo Abiodun who made this known at a luncheon organized for critical stakeholders in Abeokuta on Tuesday evening said that his administration would continue to be open to objective criticisms, adding that objective criticisms will not deter his administration from realizing its set goals, but rather remind his team not to rest on its oars.
“Between now and Christmas, all those speculations will be put to rest. We will continue to be open to objective criticisms, because it keeps us on our toes. However objective criticisms will not deter us from been deliberate, focused and purposeful,” he said.
Abiodun made this declaratory statement to remarks by chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), represented by Chief Kunle Adesina, who categorically described the release of the list as “befitting Christmas present that would make (Ogun) politicians’ Christmas joyful”.
The Governor, then enthused that he was unmindful of their anxiety, stating that “to make the Christmas merry and joyful for the people most of whom are in a hurry to see the list of political appointees”, they would not need to wait beyond Christmas. He promised to do the needful and release the list in earnest.
Abiodun, however, insisted that focus has been on “doing everything possible to ensure that things were properly done.”
He stated that the foundation of his vision had already been put in place and “the building process has begun”.
On the state of infrastructure, the Governor said that his administration was committed to the rehabilitation of roads, adding that he would in the next 30 days, commission the first set of roads rehabilitated by his government.
“We are committed to the total rehabilitation of as many roads as we can, we will be commissioning the first set of roads that this administration built from the scratch in Ogun West, by the grace of God in the next 30 days to the grace of God and to the shame of the 5th columnist, we will be unwavering in our commitments.
“So if an administration is rehabilitating roads across the State and we will be commissioning these roads in the next 30 days. At least, we couldn’t have manufactured those roads, we must have been working on them in the past three or four months,” he said.