Ago Iwoye youths write Gov Abiodun - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Friday, August 6, 2021

Ago Iwoye youths write Gov Abiodun

..demands for fixing of Ago Iwoye-Ilisan road, Commissioner slot

Ago Iwoye Youth Forum has written the Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun demanding for a fair represention in his government as well as fixing of the long abandoned Ago Iwoye-Ilisan road dualisation project.

The youth made these demands in a letter dated August 5 and copies of which were also said to have been sent to the traditional ruler of the town, Oba AbduRasak Adenugba.

Other prominent indigenes of the town also copied the letter were the former Deputy governor of the state, Prince Segun Adesegun, the lawmaker representing Ijebu North Constituency II, Hon Dare Kadiri, Otunba Alex Onabanjo as well as Hon Adesegun AbdelMajid Adekoya popularly called Attacker representing Ijebu North/Ijebu East/Ogun Waterside at the House of Representatives, Abuja

The youth noted that given the massive support the residents of Ago Iwoye gave the governor while seeking to govern the state in 2019 and which eventually culminated into his victory at the polls, the university town surely deserved commensurate attention from the government of Gov Dapo Abiodun.

The youth stated that over two years into the government of Gov Dapo Abiodun, the governor has failed to mobilise contractor back to the long abandoned Ago Iwoye-Ilisan dualisation road project yet the governor during his campaign promised to fix this very important road within his six months in office.

Speaking on why the governor should waste no more time in fixing this road, the youth said "This road is of great economic rejuvenation and safety to people of Ago-Iwoye, Olabisi Onabanjo University staff and students, Oru, hometown of the Secretary to the State government, Mr Tokunbo Talabi,  Awa, Ilaporu and most importantly, Ijebu Igbo, one of the commercial hubs of the state

Aside serving as alternative route to travellers to the South East and South South whenever the ever busy Sagamu-Benin is blocked, the youth said the road also leads to the State Agricultural farm settlement where major food and cash crops that serve the residents of the state are being produced.

The group noted that unfortunately, the road is now a death trap and kidnapping den for the motorists and passer-by, locking up several economic and agricultural activities at this era of economic recession and campaign for boost agricultural ventures.

The youth said that the governor should not forget  that the road which coarses through Remo axis of the state is very instrumental to the success of the legendary ongoing Cargo Airport project at Ilisan Remo saying that the governor should waste no more time to begin the road project in earnest.

The youth also demanded that the vacant Commissioner slot due to the resignation of Hon Abiodun Abudu-Balogun early this year should be given to the people of Ago Iwoye.

The youth said that since their son and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon Dare Kadiri has lost his position to another lawmaker in Ogun Waterside, it's just right the town is compensated by allowing the community to have the Commissioner slot.

The group disclosed further that it would amount to grave injustice and refusal to acknowledge the massive support and loyalty of the people of Ago Iwoye to the APC led government in the state if the governor fails to adress this legitimate demand of the town

The youth said that it will continue to root for the success of Gov Dapo Abiodun having shown sincere commitment towards leaving the state far better than he met it and also work with other progressives to ensure his second term return come 2023

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