ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State gubernatorial candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC), Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka has promised the people of Ado-Odo/Ota local government of Ogun State of upgrading infrastructural amenities around the length and breadth of Ado-Odo/Ota local government.
Isiaka fondly called GNI made this known on Tuesday when he led party chieftains from across the state and other candidates from the region on a consultative visit to the Olota of Ota, Oba (Dr) AbdulKabir Adeyemi Obalanlege and the entire Council of Awori Obas.
Soliciting the support of the monarch over his governorship ambition, GNI noted that having toured all wards in the local government area at least on two occasions, he is not unaware of the challenges faced by residents of the area.
Isiaka while describing the local government in glowing terms, said “Ado-Odo/Ota is the base of Aworis and is quite unique and special for many reasons. Anyone that wants development of Ogun State must not look down on Ado-Odo/Ota. The incoming administration under my watch would give special attention to development of cities that border Lagos, with Ado-Odo/Ota being a prime beneficiary”.
“I can say for a fact that Ota and its environs is very dear to me. We are talking about one of the educational hub of Ogun State with three universities here. This is also the commercial and industrial hub of this state and indeed Nigeria. The voting population here is also significantly high. Lagos is in the stomach of Ogun State and that is talking of Ota”.
Lamenting the dearth of good roads in the area, Isiaka remarked, “Most of our roads here are in utter disrepair. Agbara and Igbesa are prime examples. Majority of the IGR in Ogun State comes from Ota, yet the roads are in a state of emergency. As your son that will become governor in 2019, road infrastructure, especially the internal and community ones, will be one of our cardinal programs. The kind of nightmare that we are presently experiencing on our roads will be changed”; He assured.
He added, “Employment generation is one of our focus especially with the large concentration of companies in Ota. We shall achieve this through skills acquisition and qualitative education that prepares graduates for the ever-competitive labour market. Government’s responsibility is to create an enabling environment and policies for employment opportunities. My experience in the public sector would stand me in good stead in helping our teeming youths get job opportunities.”
The chairman of the council and Olota of Ota, Oba Abdulkabir Adeyemi Obalanlege while responding, praised Isiaka for his courage and resilience.
He said, “I have observed you from a long time now and I must salute your courage and doggedness. You are a good and honourable man and I can only wish you success at the polls next year”.
Continuing, “You are aware of the socioeconomic challenges around here, so I do not need to enumerate it again. You have our prayers and support.
Thereafter, the Obas took turn to pray and bless Isiaka as he embarks on a campaign that will give ultimate victory to the Yewa-Aworis.