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Stop concentrating projects in Ogun central – Awujale warns Gov Abiodun

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The Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has cautioned the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun in opposition to the focus tasks in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Adetona spoke Monday in Abeokuta shortly earlier than the inauguration of Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi because the Chairman of the State Conventional Council.

The monarch, who’s the rapid previous Chairman of the council, applauded Abiodun for embarking on what he known as ”numerous developmental tasks throughout the state.”

He, nonetheless, expressed fear that the governor was paying an excessive amount of consideration to Ogun Central, particularly Abeokuta.

As his speech was learn by the Everlasting Secretary, Ministry of Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Affairs, Kolawole Fagbohun, Oba Adetona acknowledged that Abeokuta had attracted extra of Abiodun’s infrastructural tasks to the detriment of different components of the state.

The Oba suggested the governor to make sure that tasks are equitably distributed throughout the state.

“At this juncture, I want to recognize your Excellency for the varied developmental tasks throughout the state. This undoubtedly is in achievement of your guarantees to the nice folks of our state and a sign of your resolute dedication in the direction of the event of our pricey state.

“Nonetheless, it has been noticed that the state capital seems to garner many of the consideration of the federal government by way of infrastructural improvement.

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“Maybe, that is owing to being the seat of governance. Therefore, I want to enchantment for equitable distribution of infrastructure throughout the state, particularly on the grassroots,” Awujale suggested.

The normal guidelines additionally warned the governor in opposition to borrowing to pay salaries and wages, admonishing that loans needs to be channelled in the direction of capital tasks that would improve the Internally Generated Income (IGR) of the State.

Equally, I need to commend your Excellency for the tenacity at which numerous monetary obligations of the state authorities tasks are met. Contemplating the dwindling income allocation, coupled with the present actuality of the nationwide financial system. There isn’t a gainsaying there’s a want for a mortgage at a time like this. Nonetheless, allow me to advise that such mortgage shouldn’t be expended on present expenditure comparable to cost of salaries. It needs to be invested in infrastructure that can additional enhance the financial actions within the state, thereby leading to internally generated income,” the monarch urged.

Talking, the governor recommended conventional rulers for his or her assist to his administration, which he mentioned had enriched the state’s programmes and insurance policies.

Nonetheless, Abiodun additionally warned royal fathers to cease making “utterances and accusations” able to disrupting the peace of the state forward of the 2023 elections.

He frowned at what he known as “tradition of violence”, saying “we received’t permit anyone to undermine peace and safety of the State.”

In his acceptance speech, Oba Ajayi promised the continued assist of the normal council to the federal government in the direction of guaranteeing peace, safety and improvement of the State.

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