GOVERNOR Dapo Abiodun has declared that the state government needs the support of all stakeholders, especially financial institutions, to carry out its agenda towards taking the state to the next level.
Abiodun said his administration is poised at repositioning the health, education, infrastructure and the agricultural sectors, as well as revamping security apparatus to effectively protect the lives and properties of the people.
The governor made this known at the weekend in his Oke-Mosan Governor’s Office, Abeokuta, when he received a team from the Wema Bank Plc, led by its Group Managing Director, Mr. Demola Adebise, who visited him.
He also disclosed that his administration would leverage on all the intervention programmes of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the agricultural sector to make the state the food basket of the nation.
He called on the bank to be a major player in the state’s developmental drive by participating actively in the Security Trust Fund.
“We will lay emphasis on security, knowing full well that being the gateway state, hoodlums will like to move from the neighbouring states and countries to cause havoc here, “he said.
He reiterated plans by the state and Lagos to set up a commission to deal with issues concerning physical planning, security and taxes, stressing also that roads linking neighbouring states would be rehabilitated to ease movement of goods and services.
According to him, a one-stop shop would be put in place to ensure ease of doing business in the state.
He said government was working towards reducing the large number of unemployed youths in the state by establishing vocational training centres to provide training on tilling, carpentry, shoe making, fashion design, among others, to make them self-reliant.
He reiterated his resolve to provide focused and qualitative leadership that would guarantee good governance, affirming that premium would be given to workers welfare to encourage them to put in their best for the good of the people. [THE NATION]