Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun says his predecessors, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Aremo Olusegun Osoba, deserve commendation for transforming the state.
He noted that all of them through their various developmental projects and achievements had contributed to the development of the state.
Governor Abiodun stated this during a statewide broadcast on Wednesday to commemorate the 45th anniversary celebration of the state.
Recall that the state was created on the 3rd February 1976.
Talking about the renowned journalist Osoba, the governor said Osoba opened a new chapter in the development of the state, taking dividends of democracy to the citizens both in the urban and grassroots levels.
The governor also said that Daniel’s administration would be remembered for rapid industrialisation and economy developments, as he blazed the trail of the increase in Internally Generated Revenue.
Talking about Senator Amosun his immediate predecessor, he said “he approached the task of governance with determination and zeal to consolidate the gains of the past. “
The governor who thanked all of them for their contributions to the development of the state, added that the state “has grown to become one of the most viable states in Nigeria,” in terms of its increased IGR, attracting foreign direct investment and local investment.
While he promised to depeen the legacies inherited from his predecessors, Governor Abiodun appealed to the citizens to stay away from all forms of violence.
He also called for more support, cooperation and prayers so that the state would not derail from its continued development path.