As part of efforts aimed at addressing housing deficit, Ogun State Government has commenced the construction of two Housing Estates in Abeokuta, the State capital.
Speaking in Abeokuta after being conferred the honorary member of Abeokuta Club, at an investiture ceremony, the State Governor,Prince Dapo Abiodun, said the estates, to be located at Hilltop and Ibara areas of the city, would enable people have access to decent and affordable houses.
Briefing members of the club of his administration's policies and programmes, Governor Abiodun said infrastructure, education, agriculture, employment generation and youth empowerment as well as digitalisation of the State would be given adequate attention.
He said the flag in off of the State Anchor Borrowers' Programme were 2000 beneficiaries have been selected and given Certificates of Acceptance and Leasehood, launch of TechHUB to enable the State reap the benefits of Information Technology, OKOWO Dapo, for Small And Medium Enterprises to boost their Businesses are some of the people's oriented programmes of his administration.
The Governor noted that his governernment was committed to a viable Public Private Partnership in infrastructural Development, adding that governernment was working on the take over of the Abeokuta- Ifo- Lagos Expressway for total reconstruction to ease the burden of commuters on the road.
Governor Abiodun disclosed that his administration was working on a prudent financial management model based on openness, intergrity and discipline, to attract more private investors to the State, assuring that his administration would be fair and just in the distribution of development to all parts of the State.
He described the Club as a melting point for social interactions and a platform for ideas that have brought positive development not only to Egbaland, but Ogun State in general.
"We will continue to support all geniune enterprise by individual and clubs like Abeokuta Club that provide viable means of recreation and networking to our people.
"This investiture is a recognition of my modest contributions to humanity and a call to higher duty and more responsibility. I promise to continue to contribute my quota to to the Development of humanity", he assured.
While calling on members of the Club to partner his administration in its quest to take the state to the next level, the Governor, pledged to continue putting in place appropriate mechanisms that would guide the various Development programmes in all sectors of the State's ecomony.
Responding, the Grand Patron and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, urged the new indutees to be good Ambassadors of the Club and not to engage in activities that could drag the name of the Club in the mud.
President of the Club, Engr. Tokunbo Odebunmi, noted that members were men who have made indelible mark in their chosen careers and have contributed to the socio-economic development not only of the State, but the nation, adding that they would aways work for peace and development of Egbaland.