My administration will hit the ground running, Dapo Abiodun assures Ogun people

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*Prince Abiodun giving his address*

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Ogun State Governor-Elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured that his administration due to come into office on May 29 will hit the ground running in tackling challenges being currently experienced by the people of the state.

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The incoming Governor spoke on Thursday during the pre-inauguration lecture held at June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, the state capital.

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The lecture with the theme: “Good Governance and Public Administration” was chaired by Mr Fola and had Professor Pat Utomi as the Keynote Speaker.

*Mr Fola Adeola (R) and others*

Prince Abiodun in his remarks said his team has collated a list of basic needs of the people across the local governments in the state.

He added that these include rural and township roads, primary health care centers, public primary and secondary schools with the indication of their current condition and categorization as to the required efforts to turn around their fortunes.

He pointed out that his commitment to serve the people of the state is based on: consensus-building ; accountability; respect for rule of law; equitable and inclusive government among others.

Professor Utomi in his address urged the incoming administration to focus on training and re-training of civil servants whom he referred to as the engine room of any government.

*Prof Utomi giving the keynote speech*

He also called on Prince Abiodun to address unemployment, insecurity and education.

*Participants at the lecture*

A Panel of discussants also proferred their views on the theme of the pre-Inaugural Lecture. The panel included; Dr Tunde Oseni, Head of Department, Politics and International Relations, Lead City University, Ibadan; Dr (Mrs) Christiana Famro, former Head of SERVICOM in the Presidency and the Pioneer Vice-Chancellor, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Professor J.A Makinde.

They all discussed extensively on the need for the incoming administration to strengthen the public service so as to promote professionalism and quality service delivery.

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