The governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has assure Nigerians not to give up on the Nigerian nation, saying that the future of the country was going to be great.
The Governor gave this word of encouragement in his at the 59th Independence Day celebration held at the M.K.O Abiola Stadiuum, Kuto, Abeokuta.
He said despite the socio-economic and security challenges, the resilience unwavering commitment to the nation as well as patriotism of the people of the country was still keeping the nation going.
Prince Abiodun, who paid glowing tributes to the nation’s founding fathers for their untiring efforts in seeing to the develoment and unity of Nigeria, said 59 years of nationhood was fraught with civil war, military rules and political upheavals.
“For our country to overcome her challenges, Nigerians must be patriotic, put behind ethnic differences and realise that we are Nigerians before any other affiliations.
“We should love our country and discharge with commitment whatsoever that is committed to our care,” he said.
He advised those seeking for greener pastures in other countries to stay back to salvage the nation, according him, it was exigent for both the leaders and led to join hands in the task of nation building the Nigerian nation
Governor Abiodun said, as partners in the Nigeria project, his administtation would tap into the vast natural resources and the great potentials abound in the State and maximise the benefits in order to make life more abundant for the people.
“No goverment has the monoopoly of resources to engender a wholesome and sustainable development. There is need for collaboration with other stakeholders, especially the Private Sector to build our State,” the Governor noted.
He said to achieve collaborative goals, his administration has among others; launched a job portal to register the unemployed; established Ogun TECHUB conceptualized to launch the State into the digital world; reposition the education sector.
He also added that the health institutions were receiving facelift with the rehabilitation and provision of modern equipment in hospitals across the State.
The Ogun State Governor stated that his administration was poised to turn around the State environment and improve the landscape by upgrading the State Master Plan, renew designated industrial hubs with the provision of power and good infrastructure catching on the availability of gas pipelines that in the State.
Governor Abiodun disclosed that the State now had a Business Advisory Coucil, while a Public Private Partnership Office has also been established.
Prince Abiodun, assuring the people of better days ahead, pledged that his administration would create an enabling environment for individuals to achieve their aspirations, as no one would, irrespective of ethnic, religious, social status or political affiliation would be unfairly treated