driven and bolstered up by his desire for a purposeful leadership. His
demonstration of this purposeful
leadership, in this regard has, to a large extent, warmed the hearts of the
people. The government has continued to endure that the welfare and well-being of
the citizens and residents are paramount to it.
corona virus popularly christened, COVID-19, no doubt, is a litmus test destined
to gauge performances of every elective political office holders, especially
providence, find their ways into offices, with little or no mission-statement,
the virus has been a corollary on how the governors have been able to prove
their mettle in the discharge of their statutory duties in the provision of
good governance and quantitative leadership to their citizenry.
on ground, at the moment, in Ogun state, the state governor, Prince Dapo
Abiodun, has never let down the people of Ogun state, upon his assumption of
office on May 29, 2019.
volume of his steadfastness and commitment to provide good leadership. The
Iperu-born Prince has distinguished himself from among the pack of other
do all the projects) person, apology to his predecessor who did nothing,
throughout his eight-year tenure in office, to fulfill his electoral promises,
but everything was empty-based. His is a departure from those playing politics
with people’s lives and public safety.
pestilence, Abiodun is in the firm grip and control of the situation. He has
put to shame transducers and cynics who have been chasing shadows and also,
cashing in, on the opportunity to befuddle the sophistry of the good people of
the state through their ‘Greek gifts’ under the guise of providing palliative
relief materials and economic stimulus.
elected governors that have mounted the saddle of leadership in the Gateway
state since its birth on February 3, 1976, none has ever come under scathing
attacks and stiff opposition in a succession bid from his predecessor than
Abiodun. He has survived many landmines and dirty tricks to make the state
ungovernable under his care.
payment of salaries and wages of workers, backlog of arrears payable to
workers, non-payment of pension arrears to retirees, delay in promotions,
pseudo-flaunted ‘legacy projects’ to a huge debt profile, Abiodun has inherited
a lot up his sleeves to grapple with, upon his assumption of office on May 29,
2019, in a bid to enthrone sanity in governance.
was still smarting off from the rots of office of his immediate past
predecessor and instilling confidence in the state workforce that has relapsed
into a slough of despondency over poor governance, it gladdens the heart the
approaches he has been handling the coronavirus pandemic with various measures
already being put in place are highly commendable
attached to the healthcare needs to curb the spread of the virus and prevent
those who have not contracted the disease from contracting it, the governor,
with his large heart, underscores the essence of the need to strike a delicate
balance between the public safety and welfare of the citizenry.
to further curb the transmission of the virus, apart from strengthening the
tracing process, the state government had identified 210 persons that had
contacts with the positive cases, out of which 110 underwent the required
mandatory 14 days quarantine period.
number tested positive, while the remaining 108 tested negatives on completion
of the quarantine period.
observing the quarantine period and are being observed and monitored by
specialist doctors and other healthcare workers, the development is a living
testimony of the resolve and commitment to combat the virus headlong.
state that we are proud of, has been able to curtail and contain the pandemic
effectively so far and to a large extent, surpassed the global average for
tested cases and transmission under the care of Abiodun.
case to three (3) new infections, but in the case of Ogun state, it is one (1)
positive case to one (1) new infection. In comparison, even with the relatively
lower number of positive and active cases, the government is still undaunting
to prevent further infection spread and
death from the dreaded virus.