The recent one day official visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Ogun state was a testament to the support received by the current administration from both the people and the federal government and as well recognition of the various giants strides of prince Dapo Abiodun led government.
In his welcome address the governor noted that the visit of the president is not just a routine official visit of a sitting President to a State but an 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”.
Speaking further, the governor acknowledged the President for the support and goodwill his administration continued to enjoy in Ogun State even before he was sworn into office.
He noted that all the projects and programmes of his Administration in Ogun State are deliberate and guided by a vision.
The vision according to him is to give Ogun State a focused and qualitative governance and create an enabling environment for a Public Private Sector Partnership to thrive, he believe this is fundamental to the socio-economic development of the State and individual prosperity of the people.
Among the projects commissioned by President Buhari includes , The Gateway City Gate, an iconic monument that not only beautifies the environment, but a reflection of the new approach to governance in the State, which symbolizes the convergence, harmony, and unity amongst all the groups and sections of the State.
Also commissioned by the president was yhe Ijebu-Ode-Epe Road , a Federal Road which is another strategic arterial road that links the Lekki / Epe corridor of Lagos State to the eastern corridor of Ogun State at Ijebu- Ode. With this road, socio-economic activities in the South East and South South zones of the country will receive a boost through the linkage of the road to Sagamu-Benin Expressway for easier access by motorists to Lagos, Nigeria’s largest economy.
In the same vein, the Sagamu Interchange-Abeokuta Road is 42km in length and is the main arterial road that leads to the Capital City. It is a dual carriageway with streetlights, median and other road furniture. The road, though a federal road, was redesigned and reconstructed to address the daily challenges being experienced by commuters, and to make commuting between the State Capital and other parts of the State and, indeed, the rest of the country a safe, secure and pleasant experience. The two roads are very significant and critical to the socio-economic development of not only Ogun State but the Nation at large.
Initially it has been rumoured by naysayers that President Muhammadu Buhari declined visit to the gateway state but with the turns out to be a visit that records history in the life of the people.