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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Ogun 2027: Redouble Your Efforts For Ogun West Struggle To Produce

 By Imuhanni Muhammed, Abeokuta

 Senator Solomon Adeola Yayi (APC, Ogun West), the Chairman of Senate Committee on Appropriations has charged all leaders of Ogun West senatorial district to redouble their efforts in the struggle to redress the injustice of the district not producing the governor of Ogun State in its 48 years’ history.

Delivering a message as the chairman and chief launcher at the 30th Anniversary of Yewa Think Tank, (YTT) and the launching of its N200 million Yewa Unity House Development Fund in Ilaro over the weekend, the senator stated that it is an unjust and inequitably anomaly for Yewa people and Ogun West not to produce a governor in spite of its repeated attempts in the past stressing that another opportunity beckons in 2027 to redress decades long injustice.

Senator Yayi with Yewa Think Tank leaders cutting anniversary cake
“While I agree that internal and external factors may have conspired against our brothers and sisters that nursed the ambition and contested to lead our dear state in time past without success, it is nonetheless a political truism that political power is not serve “a la carte” and singular reliance on the goodwill of some of our brothers in other senatorial zones to actualize our dream will not get us to where we want to be. We must collectively contest for power with everything that God Almighty has endowed us with in addition to support from some of our fair minded and just brothers and sisters across the state” he stated.

Senator Adeola stated that years before he became the senator representing the people of Yewa and Ogun West, he had partnered with YTT in delivering some development initiatives adding that “My partnership was based on the need to address the stark marginalization of our people in major development indices and the clear vision and dedication of YTT to the goal of sustainable development for Yewaland and beyond.”

The chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee said that since his electoral victory less than a year ago, he has facilitated many development initiatives in the area of human and infrastructural development across the length and breadth of Yewaland as well as Aworiland of Ogun West Senatorial district adding that these includes construction of modern school buildings, major health facilities, modern markets, roads, town halls, Police stations, provision of energy infrastructure like transformers, award of scholarships and bursaries as well as major empowerment programmes for trained constituents and financial grants for our market women.

While assuring YTT that many more of such projects and programmes facilitation will still come on board in the years ahead, he hope that YTT will join in the efforts to sustain these kinds of facilitations in the future in the interest of a holistic development of not only Yewaland but the whole of Ogun West Senatorial District and indeed beyond.

He stated that YTT as a leading and knowledge based organization must dispassionately look at all the variables that should engender success for the senatorial district in their just cause in Ogun State stressing that “I have no doubt that the wherewithal to achieve the just aspiration of our people is available but we must consciously and painstakingly put our best foot forward this time around.”

The senator, who donated N2million cash for the entertainment of guests at the anniversary, pledged to bear all the cost of completion of uncompleted multi million-naira YTT Secretariat (Yewa Unity House) in Ilaro in 6 months’ time.

Earlier on, Professor John Aihonsu, the president of YTT while commending the Senator for his previous support for YTT, particularly the connection of Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, College of Agricultural Sciences, Ayetoro to the national grid and donation of a 500 KVA transformer stated that in the 30 years history of YTT, the organization of eminent, seasoned and highly educated Yewas were instrumental to the change of name of Egbado to Yewa, Yewa Day celebration, Yewa Education Trust Fund and the ongoing multi million Yewa Unity House among other development initiatives.

Members of the YTT presents at the occasion includes Otunba Samuel Ibikunle, a former president, Professor Rahman Bello, former Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, Professor Taiwo Edun, Alhaji Abbas Olanigan, a retired permanent secretary in Ogun State, Alhaji Muftau Ajibola, a second republic state legislator, Engineer A. Akintomide, Professor Ayo Alabi, Professor C.A. Afolami and Prince Femi Dokunmu among others.

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