Abiodun advocates self-help projects as catalyst for community, State development. The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has suggested that if localities start self-help programs, the state will grow more quickly.
At the 45th Anniversary of Isanbi Day celebration held on Saturday at Isanbi High School in Ilisan-Remo, the state’s Ikenne Local Government Area, Abiodun dropped this clue.
Speaking further at the gathering with the topic “Repositioning Ilisan for Economic Gains,” the governor Abiodun said that everyone must contribute to the state’s development since no one government can carry it out on its own.
“I want to reassure you all that our government will continue to support any sincere initiatives made by persons and organizations with the goal of enhancing our cultural legacy and the lives of our people as a whole.
“We recognize that no government possesses all the resources required for the growth of the society and its citizens. Sincere suggestions and efforts that will advance our state’s development and enhance the socioeconomic well-being of our beloved people will thus continue to be welcomed and valued, he said.
Abiodun promised that his government will continue to carry out its duties without interruption.
In order to preserve a free, just, and society that promotes justice to everyone, regardless of age, gender, religion or political affiliation, or place of residence, he said, “I will continue to administer the government with a fear of God.”
“Let me stress that via open and honest public financial management, which creates a setting that ensures a better quality of life for our people. Let me repeat that we will continue to maintain all the principles of good governance by being responsible, open, responsive, focused on reaching agreement, inclusive, participatory, just, and equitable.
The first international Agro Cargo Airport is being built in a town, and the governor noted that this year’s Isanbi Day was significant because it would precede the landing and takeoff of the first aircraft there. The governor also noted that the town would be bustling with activity because of a well-planned aerotropolis.
There is an agricultural processing plant in this airport city, which will be run in collaboration with the African Development Bank. Every agricultural product that leaves Nigeria will first be validated as meeting international standards before being sent outside.
“The Nigeria Air Force, the Nigeria Customs Service, and several other private investors are already competing for presence in the airport city. Therefore, be prepared to host at least 25,000 employees and members of their families when we celebrate Isanbi in this town the next year, the governor instructed.
He promised that the Ilishan-Ago-Iwoye road would be finished as soon as possible in the following few months, stating that “the road not only runs through and connects three local government areas of jebu North, Ikenne, and Odogbolu, but also leads to the Agro-Cargo Airport, the Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ago Iwoye, and the link road to the South East as well as other arterial roads that link Lagos and the hinter
“I can envision the amount of trade and socioeconomic advantages that this route will generate once it is finished. There is no question that this route will enhance the state’s socioeconomic environment, increase trade, and raise living standards. Our plan for agricultural growth is proceeding as planned. Ilishan will start to perceive a realistic
The governor stated that “the Day is a testament to the economic, historical, and spiritual antecedents of the Great People of the Kingdom,” noting that every Isanbi Day celebration brings about significant advancements over the previous ones.
He noted that the festival would serve to remind the populace of their place in history, origin, as a vital element for fostering communal understanding, love, and unity, and for steady progress, peace, and development of the larger community. It would also serve to project the rich cultural values and norms of the Ilishan people and, by extension, Remoland and Ogun State as a whole.
In his remarks, Oba Mojeed Sonuga, the Odofin of Ilisan, thanked everyone for their contributions to the growth of the community.
He urged individuals who had received chieftaincy titles to work more to guarantee that the socioeconomic standing of the community was elevated.
Chief Diran Awotide, the chairman of the 2022 Isanbi Day Planning Committee, described Illisan-Remo as a town with great economic potential and lovable residents who are home to a university and the state’s Agro-Cargo Airport. He urged the locals to cooperate to realize the town’s potential for the benefit of all.