Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has urged the people of Ogun State to vofe for President Muhammadu Buhari, and the governorshop candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC, Prince Dapo Abiodun, assuring that the governorship hopeful will complete the abandoned cargo airport in the state.
The VP, during a tour of some towns in Remoland, canvassed support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari as well as the election of APC governorship candidate, Dapo Abiodun.
He also addressed a Town Hall meeting organised by the indigenes of Remoland, held at the Akarigbo’s Palace, Sagamu, area of the state.
”When Dapo Abiodun comes in as the next governor of Ogun State, he will be able to complete the construction of the abandoned cargo airport located between Iperu and Ilishan road, in Ikenne Local Government Area”, the VP said.
He observed that Remoland had benefitted more from the federal presence, in terms of good roads and electrification projects to attract potential investors into the zone.
“We have federal government presence here in Remoland and we can still do more. We are already constructing the Ikorodu/Sagamu road. It is an important road and the contract for it was awarded six months ago. When it is completed, it would help to ease traffic from Ikorodu to Sagamu and also from Sagamu to Ikorodu.
“Also, here with us in this meeting, I have brought the Managing Director (MD) of Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority (OORBDA), who is also an illustrious son of Remoland.
“We have begun the rehabilitation of Ilishan/Iperu water scheme through OORBDA. The design of the water scheme has begun and it would be completed soon. We have a number of projects we have embarked in Remoland.
“In our midst today, we have the MD, Niger Delta Power Development Company (NDPDC), Mr. Chinedu Ugboh, and we have a substation in Remoland but it is not enough to take care of Iperu, Ilishan and other communities. So, we are doing transmission to improve electricity in Remoland.
“Also, I have a good news for you, that you will have a passport office in Remoland and there would not be any need to go to either Lagos or Abeokuta (Ogun state) or Abuja to get international passports. We are already paying attention to ecological funds and one of the projects is ongoing in Ikenne.
“The federal government doesn’t come and do it, but it is the communities that bring them to the fore. The federal government only puts in money there for execution where there is a need for intervention. We don’t want people to be jealous of us, but we will do it carefully.
“With all these projects in place, once we have stable power supply and good roads, investment will come in naturally”. Osinbajo stated.
He commended the Akarigbo and paramount ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, for providing quality leadership.
“The Akarigbo is a worthy leader of our people and he has cut a vision for Remoland. His vision is already enshrined in his Remo Development Plan. If you have a good leader, progress can be made. And I want to urge all the sons and daughters of Remoland to join hands with the Akarigbo is realising his vision.
“This is my origin and I have come to pay homage to the Akarigbo who is my paramount ruler. I am here in Remoland which is my root to start my campaign tour. So, I have come here to seek for your royal blessing and support for Muhammadu Buhari/Yemi Osinbajo Presidential re-election in the forthcoming general elections” Osinbajo said.
Spokesperson of Remoland indigenes at the meeting, Adeleke Adeshina, said the meeting was organised as a rallying point to drum support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
“Three local governments that make up Remoland under the leadership of the Akarigbo and Paramount ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, 33 towns being represented by their respective Obas, professionals and all business communities have put this town hall meeting together for the cause of our son, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo”, Adeleke stated.