By; NIYI OGUNGBOLA, Abeokuta
Ogun State Government has proposed 107.964 billion Naira for infrastructural development across the State in 2020, in order to facilitate job creation, poverty alleviation and guarantee food security.
The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun who made this known while presenting the 2020 Appropriation Bill tagged, “Budget to Build our Future Together”, held at the State House of Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, noted that infrastructure was key to his administration, thus the creation of the Ogun State Public Works Agency (OGPWA).
He said the purpose of the agency was to rehabilitate township and rural roads in the three Senatorial Districts of the State, which he noted had proven to be efficient, progressive, responsive and cost-effective.
“OGPWA is today in different parts of our dear State, working round the clock to fix dilapidated roads among other assignments”, Abiodun said.
He affirmed that his administration would continue to make the interest of the people the core of governance and not betray the trust and mandate the people repose in him in the coming year.
Abiodun further stated that rural dwellers would continue to enjoy more dividends of democracy through rehabilitation of the rural roads, which according to him, would open up the locked areas to development and generally ease movement of goods across the State and the nation.
“Opening of our rural roads will boost agriculture and develop micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)’’, he stated.