Governor Abiodun promises construction of Health Centre, completion of civic center at Arepo Journalists Estate

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Monday, approved and gave order for immediate construction of state of art health facility for Journalists estate in Arepo, located in Obafemi-Owode local government area of the state.
Penpushing reports that Abiodun approval came following request by former chairman of Journalists Estate Resident Association (JERA), Mrs Funke Fadugba, while speaking on behalf of landlords of the estate, when the Governor featured as guest at media parley organised by the residents.
The Governor who earlier commissioned the 2.35km Arepo-Journalists Estate Road,, gave expressed approval assuring that the health facility will be completed within the next four months, adding that a well equipped ambulance will also be provided , and called on the works commissioner to commence action on the project as early as possible.
Penpushing further reports that, Abiodun in addition approved completion of the civic centre being constructed by journalists, which is already at advance stage of completion, adding that he was impressed with the proactive of journalists in the estate on developmental projects to complement government efforts in providing good governance.
“By the grace of God I am the Governor of the state, and by the power coffer on me as the Governor, I pronounce approval of construction of a befitting health facility in the estate. This will also include provision of a well equipped ambulance. I also announced that, the government will complete the ongoing civil centre which is already at advanced stage”, Abiodun emphasised
The Governor, however, called for the continued support of journalists in the quest of his administration to make take governance a notch higher.
Penpushing also reports that, the Governor, earlier at commissioning of estate road promised to continue espousing projects capable of making life more meaningful to people and residents of the state.
The governor, who described the road project as a remarkable one and his administration’s commitment to the provision of good governance in the state, noted that the completion of the road is a demonstration of his administration’s appreciation for the support of given by the people of Arepo Community.
Penpushing reports that, Abiodun while noting that genuine development should be people-oriented, disclosed that the road leads to no fewer than 42 communities in Obafemi-Owode Local Government, recalling that he had promised during the electioneering towards the 2019 general election to fix the road if he was elected governor, expressing his delight that Arepo Road which had been in a bad state for years has finally been constructed.
The Governor, who said the road was constructed with interlocking stones because of its swampy nature, added that other road furniture such as walkway, street lights and drainage, had been fixed on the road to make it durable and bring out its aesthetics, stressing that the new road would reduce travel time, stress and vehicle maintenance of the residents of Arepo.
Penpushing further reports that,he declared that his administration would continue fix internal and external roads in the state, with a view to improving the socio-economic well-being of the people, adding that the state government under his watch has embarked upon the construction of all arterial roads linking Ogun with Lagos state, emphasizing that his administration is determined to raise the bar in road construction in few years to come.
“We are determined to raise the bar in road construction in few years to come. Our administration has has constructed most roads in Ogun Central, we will continue to look after the welfare of our people. We are determined to be fair and participatory; we will not development a section of the state at the expense of others”,he said.
“I want to assure you that we will complete all the uncompleted projects embarked upon by our predecessor in office, which have direct positive socio-economic  well-being of our people, and we will continue to make life better for the people”, Abiodun submitted.
Penpushing also reports that, he, however, called on the residents of the community to take the ownership of the road, urging the youth not to be allowed to be used by the unscrupulous politicians before and and during the conduct of the 2023 general election.
Meanwhile,the traditional ruler of the town,  Olu of Arepo, Oba Solomon Atanda Oyebi, earlier in his remarks thanked the governor for fulfilling his electoral promises by fixing the road which according to him had brought untold hardship on the residents.
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