You have Made APC, People of Ogun State Proud - Buhari Eulogies Abiodun - FIRST AWARENESS


Thursday, January 13, 2022

You have Made APC, People of Ogun State Proud - Buhari Eulogies Abiodun

... Says, the governor  has transformed Ogun State to an enviable height 

President Muhamad Buhari with Governor Dapo Abiodun during the Commissioning.

By Niyi Ogungbola
President Muhamad Buhari on Thursday,was full of praises for  Governor Dapo Abiodun, for his foresightedness, effective delivering of lofty and developmental  projects for the people of Ogun State, inspite of the prevailing   challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying,he has made APC proud as a party  that fulfill promises made. 

President Buhari who embarked on one day official visit to Ogun State gave the commendation at the commissioning of arrays of projects executed by Prince Dapo Abiodun describing him as a worthy APC Ambassador and silent achiever.
14km Ijebu-Ode-Epe Expressway

President further declared that, the arrays of projects executed could not have been made possible without government's huge investment and commitment to security of lives and property. 

First Awareness reports that, among many of the projects commissioned by President Buhari were, the 14km Ijebu-Ode-Epe  Expressway,Gateway City Gate; the 42-Kilometre Sagamu Interchange-Abeokuta Road;  and two Housing Estates for low, medium and high income earners at Kobape and Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta, respectively, 

‘‘This has made Ogun State one of the safest and most peaceful States in the country and investors’ destination of choice. 

‘‘You (Prince Abiodun) have justified the mandate of the people of Ogun State. You have represented our Party very well,’’ the President said.  

The President Buhari expressed joy that the 14km Ijebu Ode-Mojoda-Epe Road commissioned by him has been reconstructed into a modern expressway by the State government. 
Abeokuta- Sagamu road

He noted that the impressive road would complement the Sagamu-Benin Expressway that the Federal Government is currently reconstructing; also due for commissioning this year.

‘‘Just across the road is the 42-kilometer Sagamu-Interchange-Abeokuta Road which the state Government has reconstructed and equipped with street lights.

‘‘That road enjoys a direct linkage with the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway that the Federal Government is rebuilding and due for completion later this year. 

‘‘I am particularly impressed by the quality and standard of your road projects, and the creative way you have deployed resources to reconstruct and rehabilitate them. 
Governor Abiodun introducing his team to President Muhamad Buhari

‘‘It is significant to note that the two road projects being commissioned today are federal roads. This is an example of constructive engagement, cooperation and collaboration between the States and Federal Government. 

‘‘These roads also fit well into our rail transportation masterplan that connects Lagos, Nigeria’s economic capital to Kano, with Ogun State having more rail stations, along the Lagos-Ibadan rail corridor.’’

On the housing programme of the Ogun Governor, the President commended its inclusiveness, saying it is equally heart-warming that it cuts across different social strata, capturing the low, medium and high income earners. 

Admiring the Gateway City Gate Project, the Nigerian leader said ‘‘it is not just a Park beautification project. It depicts that something new is happening in Ogun State, a welcoming entrance into the State Capital at the centre point of the State.’’

He added that the project is also an ICON depicting the joining of hands for building the future of Ogun State in togetherness.

‘‘Your Excellency, well done! I am proud of what you have done for your State and your people. 

‘‘You have made our great Party, the APC, proud too. You are a worthy example of promises made, promises kept. 

‘‘These lofty projects could not have materialised without your huge investment and commitment to security of lives and property.’’ Buhari expressed.

President Muhamad Buhari 

Speaking earlier, Governor Abiodun stated that,all the  five projects commissioned by the President are symbolic and spread across the three senatorial districts of the state adding,the projects are informed by the demands of our people.

Full of appreciations, governor Abiodun to the President for   bestowing a posthumous honour on winner of the 1993 Presidential election,  Late MKO Abiola as the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFR), Abiodun said Ogun State citizens would be ever grateful for the honor.

"Your visit to Ogun State today is not just a routine official visit of a sitting President to a State. It is much more. It is a honour done to the good people of the Gateway State. This is your first visit since my assumption of office. And we look forward to many of such. The rousing welcome for Your Excellency and the entourage by our people is an expression of our love for you.

"All the projects and programmes of our Administration in Ogun State are deliberate and guided by our vision. The vision is to give Ogun State a focused and qualitative governance and create an enabling environment for a Public Private Sector Partnership to thrive. We believe this is fundamental to the socio-economic development of the State and individual prosperity of our people.
President Muhamad Buhari on arrival acknowledging cheers from the people.

"The choice of the five projects that we are commissioning today from our many landmark projects was a daunting task. These are just a few of our achievements. We have so much more to showcase. These selected few that Your Excellency will commission are however symbolic of the various types of projects across all sectors of our dear State’s economy. And, they are spread all through the THREE Senatorial Districts. Mr. President, I have the honour to report that our Administration in Ogun State has continued to fulfill all its promises to the people within the available means.

"It is noteworthy that all our projects have the inputs and are informed by the needs of the people as expressed by them at different engagement fora that we provide. This is because we anchor our “Building our Future Together” Agenda on inclusiveness, equity, fairness, transparency, accountability, justice, and obedience to the rule of law."Governor Abiodun concluded.

President Muhamad Buhari acknowledging cheers from people 

Meanwhile, the President was well received as both high and low people t,urned out in large numbers to welcome him.

Notable among the dignitaries that graced the events included the former Governors of the State Chief Segun Osoba, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Senator Ibikunle Amosun.


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