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We’ve extended our inclusive policy to grassroots, by Abiodun

By Eniola Daniel
18 May 2022   |   3:29 am
Ogun State Government has said that its inclusive and participatory policies have been extended to the grassroots.

Ogun State Government has said that its inclusive and participatory policies have been extended to the grassroots.

This, the governor said, was done through the involvement of traditional rulers and community leaders in deciding the siting of projects in their respective areas.

Abiodun stated this on Monday, while receiving in his Oke-Mosan office students of Course 44 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, who are on a study tour of the state.

The governor, represented by his deputy, Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, said the administration was holding the people at the grassroots in high esteem, hence the need to seek their inputs before taking action on issues that have direct impact on them.

He said over 400 healthcare facilities, including primary healthcare centres, which were in various stages of disrepair, had been repaired and provided with required equipment to meet the basic healthcare needs of the people at the grassroots.

The governor, who appreciated the students for choosing the state, said: “Your visit to the state is a testimony that things are happening here that people who are the policy-makers in the country and people who are think-tank in various disciplines, feel that we need to go to Ogun State, study what is going on there, pick the good and the one that can be improved upon and share the recommendations and observations with other states of the country.”

Abiodun noted that the ongoing development strides in the state was as a result of purposeful and focused leadership whose mission was to ensure that Ogun becomes a reference point and investors preference.

He added that all parameters that would help the state achieve this had been encapsulated in the Infrastructure, Social well-being, Education, Youth Employment and Development and Agriculture (ISEYA) mantra.

Earlier, leader of the team and Director-General of the institute, Prof. Ayo Omotayo, said the participants who are from different states of the federation, were in the state as independent assessors to look at government’s programmes and achievements. in relationship with the local council, a view to passing unbiased assessment and giving recommendations that would further help the state in its developmental agenda.

Omotayo advocated greater roles for the traditional rulers in local council administration, maintaining that the institute is out to serve the people and get the country to where it is supposed to be.