To give Ogun State focused and qualitative governance and to create the enabling environment for a public private sector partnership, which is fundamental to the creation of an enduring economic development and individual prosperity of the people of Ogun.
Improve Citizens confidence and trust in government through transparent and accountable leadership. Develop and enhance the value chain for the abundant natural, oil and mineral resources for the purpose of galvanizing economic and social development of the Citizens of Ogun State.
Improve the development of the human capital through greater investment in qualitative education, skill acquisition as well as entrepreneurship. Improve the ranking of Ogun state on the local and global ease of doing business index so as to promote and encourage local and foreign direct investment in the state, as our proximity and contiguousness to Lagos State must be taken advantage of to the fullest.
Improve productivity, mobility, and connectivity through the provision of adequate physical road infrastructure across the State with particular emphasis on the rural areas. Work towards a higher level of prosperity, equity, fairness and justice for all. Improve the provision of primary health care to ensure availability to all Ogun Citizens.
Provide at least one medical centre of excellence in each Senatorial District. Promote and sustain inter-ethnic/inter-religious harmony among the diverse peoples and cultures in the State.
My government shall provide good accountable governance through the provision of quality leadership to all. We shall through prudent, transparent and accountable leadership ensure that public resourcand opportunities are made available to all our citizens in order to ensure they have a fulfilling livelihood. Our administration, as a basic purpose, shall provide the citizens of Ogun State good service.
Empower and strengthen the Local Government so they can carry out their statutory roles, functions, responsibilities effectively. Ensure a civil service that is responsive and efficient.Improve the quality of service delivery and promote capacity building within the public service.
Ensure the remittance of global deductions. Prioritize payment of gratuities for retirees. Develop affordable Housing Schemes for workers.
Motivate and incentivize the law enforcement agencies. Further encourage collaboration between government and the private sector to ensurethe funding and effective management of the Ogun State Security Trust Fund (STF). Ensure all the police divisions and area commands have the required logistics including operational vehicles and communication equipment to discharge their duties. Establish Ogun State Neighbourhood Safety Agency to complement Police efforts
Our Strength is in Location, Land, Natural Resources and Human Resources. Our plan:
Create enabling environment to make Ogun State a choice investment destination for both local and foreign investors. Ensure transparency and accountability and increase revenue collection, whilst increasing capital expenditure. Create industrial parks strategically located in different parts of the state that will provide 24hrs uninterrupted electricity supply.Develop cottage industries under a business assistance scheme in all local government areas.
Ogun state is the nation’s educational capital with the highest number of tertiary institutions – ten of which are state owned – and the State has, for ages, had comparative advantage in education. As a way of protecting the unprecedented and proud legacy, our government will continue to invest heavily in education and increase budget allocation on yearly basis for the sector to meet the 26% UNESCO benchmark.
Our plan: Implement the Universal Basic Education Act and ensure free universal basic education for all children of primary and junior secondary ages. Improve the learning environment of students and renovate schools and teaching facilities where required and build new schools where necessary. Prioritize the welfare of teachers to ensure the best brains are attracted and retained in the system.
Prioritize Teacher education by increasing funding for all tertiary institutions especially Tai Solarin University of Education. Emphasize the promotion of Science and Technical education in our secondary schools. Make compulsory, ICT education in Secondary Schools. Introduce special education curriculum in some selected schools.
Primary health care is the foundation of all health-related matters, consequently, we shall pay attention to, and ensure we provide a health care system that gives our citizens easy access to quality healthcare. Refurbish, equip and upgrade existing Primary Health Centres (PHC) to ensure adequate health delivery for all. Where necessary additional PHCs will be constructed.
Create a Centre of Excellence in Health in each Senatorial District. Provide free healthcare for all children under the age of 6 years. Introduce a community based Health Insurance Scheme in rural areas. Reduce the Doctor-Patient ratio and provide state-of-the-art modern equipment and facilities and infrastructure in our State-owned hospitals. Register, license and train traditional medical practitioners to ensure safe service.
Agriculture is a means of sustenance for our people, and also a means of providing employment for our youth. Therefore we will: Create farm settlements that will employ state-of-the-art mechanized farm equipment for open farming and green house farming. Promote the agricultural value chain in many of the abundant food and cash crops grown across the state
Equitable distribution of infrastructural facilities to the three senatorial districts for sustainable development with involvement of local content professionals to enhance economic opportunities is imperative. Prioritize maintenance of existing roads. Pursue construction of rail connections to Lagos to ensure proper integration of our transport systems.
Olumo Rock may be the most popular tourist destination in Ogun State but there are several other tourist attractions across the Gateway State. Transform the State’s tourism potentials into an economically viable sector attracting both local and foreign visitors by creating a Creative Arts and Entertainment village among others.
To encourage intra-Nigeria leisure travel, provide hospitality developments and supporting infrastructure. Encourage Business and Conference Tourism and market ourselves as a cost- effective, yet exotic locale, where corporate objectives can be met in a rejuvenating setting. Encourage and provide incentives to the major international hotel brands which are looking to build more midscale brands and in secondary locations to come to Ogun State
Ogun State is strategically located with a network of gas pipelines traversing the state.The provision of uninterrupted power supply is a top agenda of our administration and is the driver of manufacturing and the ease of living. In partnership with the private sector provide IPP (hydro and gas powered) across the state provide electricity under our “LIGHT UP OGUN” plan. Ensure that Ogun state benefits from the rural electrification plan of the Federal Government.
All towns and villages shall benefit from our “WATER FOR OGUN” scheme. This entails the rehabilitation and expansion of the present water supply schemes and construction of motorized/non-motorized boreholes in partnership with local/foreign multilateral agencies.
Oil and Gas
Develop the potential we have in the oil and gas sector by encouraging international investors and partnering with NNPC in the award of mining leases and encouraging required investments in Olokola and Tongeji Islands. Bring the OK LNG back on stream by engaging the federal government and creating the enabling environment. Resuscitate the Olokola Deep Sea port project in partnership with local and foreign investors. This will open access to our state and the multiplier effect on our economy.
Commit to the development and optimization of all mineral resources including, but not limited to Limestone, Chalk, Phosphates, and Clay. Ensure a more investor friendly environment and simplify perfection of land titles.
We shall be committed to the protection of fundamental human rights, pay attention to recreational facilities, provide welfare for the populace and enhance the standards of living by providing essential social services.
Women are key agents for development. They play a catalytic role towards achievement of transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development while rural women play a key role in food production, form a large proportion of the agricultural work force, support their households and communities in generating income, and improving rural livelihoods and overall well- being. “Ok’owo Dapo” initiative will be sustained and institutionalized in conjunction with cooperatives
Initiate women empowerment programs according to the identified needs of different groups. Improve maternal health care provision and provide quality integrated and sustainable Primary Health Care services to the women in the reproductive age group and young children. Work with established institutions to improve financial inclusion for women. Work to protect the rights of women and formulate policies for the stability of the family and by extension the larger society.
Children are the most important assets of our state. They need to be nurtured and cared for in their tender and vulnerable ages to enable them become healthy and productive citizens. Despite recent progress in many parts, too many children live in poverty and are deprived of their most elementary rights. Provide quality integrated and sustainable Primary Health Care services to young children with special focus on immunization. Help reduce the numbers of out-of-school children with our free education program. Provide adequate recreational facilities for children.
The growing number of older people has implications for social and economic development of the state and we will work to secure a dignified old age for everyone. Focus on geriatric health education, retirement and pre-retirement education. With the involvement of non-governmental organizations, provide assistance to old people who have no traditional support systems like immediate family members. Establish old peoples’ day care institutions with facilities for learning, enjoying leisure, and recreation in urban areas where the elderly may be alone for long hours.Make payment of pensions a priority.
Social protection plays a key role in realizing the rights of persons with disabilities of all ages: Provide vocational and academic training that will enable disabled persons become employable. Ensure an adequate standard of living; reduce levels of poverty and vulnerability. Provide in all new public and government, facilities for disabled access. Disabled access will be incorporated into existing buildings wherever possible. Give qualified people with disability priority employment in the state civil service. Ensure proper rehabilitation of destitute persons.
Young people are central members of society. The United Nations defines youth as people between the ages of 15 and 25. Consequently, young people’s participation in economic, political and community life is essential to facilitating social and economic development, challenging social norms and creating innovations that lead to development for everyone. Increase funding, access and infrastructural resources for vocational and literacy centers. Institute workforce training programs for economically-disadvantaged young adults that focus on sectors with jobs in high demand including information technology and the agricultural value chain.
Increase funding for school sports; and establish viable grassroots sports development schemes for recreation and competition purposes. Encourage membership of, and active participation in societies like Boys Scout, Girls Guide, Red Cross, Drama Club to help raise socially conscious young adults.