Ogun 2023: Senator Adeola rallies support for Governor Abiodun's re-election - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, March 6, 2023

Ogun 2023: Senator Adeola rallies support for Governor Abiodun's re-election

....donates N20million for Farmers' Co-operative

By Ifedayo Adewale

With less than one week to the gubernatorial and State Assembly elections in the country, the Ogun West Senator-elect, Solomon Olamilekan Adeola has continue to rally support for the re-election of the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, saying that his another four years as governor of the State would push the State to a path of sustainable development for the benefit residents and indegenes of the state.

Adeola, who is current Chairman of Senate Committee on Finance stated that it is only fair and just to vote for the re-election of Prince Dapo Abiodun for second term as governor of the State based on his performance in the state in less than four years. 

The Senator-elect stated this at a meeting with over 200 practicing farmers in Ilaro under the auspices of “Farmers4Progress”, and "Asiwaju Farmers Forum", organized by Dr. Angel Adelaja-Kuye, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Agriculture. 

Adeola, who donated N20million for a Farmers' Co-operative as revolving loans for farmers in Ogun West, stated that for the first time in recent years Governor Abiodun is commissioning major projects in all the zones and the 20 local government areas of the state.

He added that, "unlike the previous administration, no area of the state is denied development in the area of infrastructure development, healthcare and education". 

“I want to thank you for the huge quantum of votes you delivered to me to be your senator-elect. It was double the winning votes of 2019. I want to appeal to you all to return our governor, Dapo Abiodun for a second term with even a bigger number of votes for continuity of many developmental projects like the critical Agbara-Atan-Lusada road, the Agro-Cargo Airport that is 70% completed among others". 

"I have no doubt in my mind that another four years of Dapo Abiodun’s administration would push Ogun State to a path of sustainable development for the benefit of the majority” he told the farmers. 

Senator Adeola stated that since Ogun West major occupation is farming, he will ensure that he is a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture in the 10th Senate for the benefits of federal government programmes for his constituents, stressing that he will ensure that one or two tractors is made available this year for the benefit of the farmers among other agricultural implements and inputs. 

“In this year budget, I have many agricultural projects that will be implemented in conjunction with the state government. Already, I have trained many people on fishery and modern agriculture and aquaculture value chain programmes and more will be implemented for the benefit of Ogun West farmers,” he stated. 

Senator Adeola stated that they should not be carried away by any persuasion of a former governor who claims to have their interest at heart in supporting another political party’s candidate from a fringe political party without president, governor, senator or representatives while the governor sit tight in APC, adding that such political behaviour speaks volume to the treacherous attributes and pursuits of personal agenda by the former governor. 

Earlier, the convener of the farmers, Dr. Adelaja-Kuye stated that the farmers have been desirous of meeting the senator-elect based on his support for farmers in Lagos West Senatorial district, adding that as senator-elect of Ogun West, they are confident that they will be beneficiaries of some federal government assisted agricultural programmes. 

Speaking on behalf of the farmers, Chief A. O Dasaolu, the President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, (AFAN), stated that farmers need assistance in the areas of tractors for soil preparation as well as other inputs and loans with low interest to progress in the all important task of providing food security and raw materials for industries.

He added that the senator can be sure of their support for the administration of Prince Abiodun in the March 11 governorship election. 

 The senator elect later met leaders of youth organizations across Ogun West led by Abduljabar Ayelagbe, the Ogun State President Of National Council of Nigeria Youth(NCNY) where he made similar appeal with promises of employment, empowerment and scholarship for Ogun West youths. 


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