Ogun, so boring, uninspiring under Gov Abiodun-Segun Showunmi - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Friday, May 26, 2023

Ogun, so boring, uninspiring under Gov Abiodun-Segun Showunmi

A governorship aspirant under Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State during the just concluded general elections, Otunba Segun Showunmi, has said that there was never a time governance had been so boring and uninspiring just as it is under the four years administration of Gov Dapo Abiodun who is due for second term inauguration on Monday, May 29, 2023.

Otunba Segun Showunmi, in a release made available to journalists at Abeokuta, the state capital on Friday also carpeted Gov Abiodun for making appointment of cabinet members under his first term in office to be nothing but job for the boys warning that he must be wary of repeating such during his second term in office.

He explained that while Lagos and Oyo State governors that are also finishing their first term in office had been busy commissioning one project or the other to mark end of their first four years, the quietness in Ogun had been so loud because Gov Abiodun has done nothing in that regard.

In his statement titled "Ogun is losing it, period" Showunmi disclosed that "Lagos, Oyo and Ogun States are the only ones of the 6 states of the Southwest completing the first term in a few days. Lagos is commissioning projects to round off! I have lost count of both private-sector projects and government-inspired ones. 

"Oyo has done an investment summit in London and has commissioned an ultra-modern Lodge in Abuja. Pray what is my beloved Ogun doing to round off the first term, nothing absolutely nothing. 
Time was when the story was different, I have no recollection of any time in this democracy where Ogun was so uninspiring. 

"It is sobering and required all true-born, indigenes, residents, friends and lovers of Ogun State to not slip into indolence, to do so is to be guilty of aiding and supporting what will make the present handlers fall asleep on duty, I hate leaders who play to the gallery, and it seems that is what has become of us, there is no point crying over spilt milk, what we must plead is that we rededicate and refocus our priorities towards making Ogun State the shining light and the oasis of all things edifying. 

The PDP chieftain explained that as Gov Abiodun will begin work on forming new cabinet for his second term, it won't be too much to ask the governor to please get a fit-for-purpose team saying that "the type of all-comers job for the boys and girls we paraded between 2019-2023 must yield to a far better team".

He said "I will also recommend that the helmsman be more accessible and open to ideas, looking to blame everyone else but oneself is surely not worthy of an often touted private sector experience.Vision, Focus, Passion and Implementation will need to be scaled up.

"Ogun must be re-marketed, A comprehensive reorientation program would be highly useful for we can see the social ills that have become prevalent, and must redirect ourselves in line with our pedigree, efficiency in resources utilization has become germane as we are well aware of the state of the national debt which will certainly impact Ogun. 

"Governance is a serious business and must be given the seriousness it deserves. 
May Ogun State Succeed", the statement concluded.

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