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Governor Abiodun suspends campaign over fuel, naira scarcity in Nigeria

The Ogun State Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming Governorship election, Prince Dapo Abiodun has suspended his campaign following the ongoing hardship experience being faced by Nigerians over the redesigned naira notes swap and fuel scarcity.

Penpushing reports that Abiodun announced the suspension of the campaign until further notice in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, stressing that his administration shared the pains being currently experienced by the people in the state.

The Governor pointed out that the plight being endured by the people is a great sacrifice that can be offered by them for better Nigeria, disclosing that all efforts were being made to ease the situation, explaining that the issues of scarcity of fuel and new naira notes had been taken up with relevant authority to make life easier and more meaningful for the people.

Penpushing further reports that the statement said Abiodun identify with the plight of the Ogun state people, emphasizing that moves have been made to ease up the sufferings of the people, adding that as an administration that is sensitive to the plight of the people, election campaigns in the state would cease until normalcy is returned to the economic activities of the people, calling on the people to persevere as the current situation would ease up very soon.

The Governor reiterated his administration’s commitment to making life more meaningful to the people, calling on them to obtain their Permanent Voters’ Cards and vote for all the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates at the poll.

Penpushing also reports that in a related development, the Governor in preparation for celebration of the 47 years of creation of the state saluted the sacrifices made by the founding fathers to ensure a solid foundation was laid for the state, promising that his administration would take the state to greater height.

The Governor in a statement, on Friday, felicitated the Ogun  state people for the giant strides the state has achieved among its peers, declaring that the state has indeed lived up to its cognomen, the Gateway State.

Penpushing reports that he noted that since the pioneer military administration that oversaw the transition of the state from the old Western Region, Ogun state had witnessed a steady but progressive development since creation.

The Governor said that apart from producing illustrious sons and daughters who had shaped the nation and contributed positively to the development of Nigeria, Ogun state has been the industrial capital of the country.

Penpushing further reports that he added that the state has every right to celebrate its 47 years of existence because of its foremost position in the comity of states in Nigeria, pointing out that Ogun state would continue to champion excellence, hard work, dignity, industry and resilience, the indigenes are reputed for.

The Governor in the statement declared that its administration would not depart on the path of greatness as laid by the founding fathers and carry on the torch of excellence passed down by them, and expressed delight about the 47th anniversary.

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