It was a triumphant entry for Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State as he resumed office on Thursday for his first working day after the Wednesday inauguration.
- L-R: Gov Abiodun, Deputy Gov Salako-Oyedele, Alhaji Salisu and others arriving Government Office
The Governor was heralded to the Government Office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, with thunderous ovation by civil servants who milled round him; the Deputy Governor, Engr (Mrs.) Noimot Salako-Oyedele; Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu and other top officials of his fledging administration.
After inspecting a guard of honour mounted by the Nigerian Police, the Head of Service, Engr. Ishmail Bisiriyu introduced all the Permanent Secretaries in charge of all government Ministries and Parastatals to him.
He was later taken round the offices and ministries within the state Secretariat before settling down for other duties in his office.
These included meeting with all Permanent Secretaries with a view to having firsthand and detailed briefing on the current position of the state from different ministries and other government agencies.
The Governor also had a Security Meeting with all Service Chiefs in Ogun State and they jointly assessed critical issues bordering on safety of lives and properties.
*The Security Council Meeting*
Speaking to newsmen after meeting with the body of permanent secretaries and security chiefs in the state, the Governor said, “We are going to look at every programmes of this government through prism of settling down. We have to focus on primary and tertiary education.
“We have to bring them up from the scratch. Yes, we have the largest number of schools in the country. However, performances of our students are on the decline. We may be declaring emergency in the education sector.”
Gov. Abiodun also lamented the condition of rural roads across the state, the worrisome condition he said he discovered during campaigns.
“In the course of our campaign, we realised that one of the major disconnect between the government and the people was the poor state of rural and township infrastructure. And this government will place premium on maintaining and repairing and rural and township roads.”
He assured the people of Ogun State that his government would establish farm settlement and industrial hub across the three senatorial districts of the state.