…Task him on key expectations
The Ijebu Boys Association, a non-partisan, non-profit organisation, joins citizens of Ogun State home and in the Diaspora, to congratulate the Ogun State governor Prince Dapo Abiodun on his inauguration for the second term in office.
Describing his victory at the March 18, 2023 gubernatorial election in the state as ‘well-deserving victory’, the association, in a congratulatory letter sent to Governor Abiodun, explained that “the last four years have seen many parts of Ogun State re-engineered under your leadership and the electorates have once again reposed their confidence in your ability to govern them for another four years”..
The association described Governor Abiodun’s victory at the keenly contested election as “victory for all of us, and with our prayers, and moral support, you shall deliver on your electoral promises, which have become your bond”.
The association known for its commitment to the development of Ijebuland and the people, reminded His Excellency of their charges to him when he won his first term in office in 2019.
“Your Excellency, you will recall, Ijebu Boys Association also known as IJ BOYS, congratulated you four years’ ago when you fought for and won the Ogun State peoples’ mandate. In that congratulatory message, sent to you and also published in some national dailies including the Nigerian Tribune of April 22, 2019, we drew your attention to the fact that Ijebu-Ode and many other towns and villages all over Ijebu land, including Remo land, have suffered neglects in the areas of infrastructure development and maintenance ever since the termination of the administration of Chief Olabisi Onabanjo in the second republic. We would like to seize this opportunity to thank you for addressing some of the issues that we raised particularly the road infrastructure.
“We as stakeholders in the state are watching your activities closely. We commend you for re-emphasizing, in your inaugural speech, after taking the oath of allegiance for second term in office, alongside your deputy Noimot Salako-Oyedele, your commitment to complete all the ongoing projects in the state, such as roads and agro –cargo/commercial airport located at Ijebu Ilishan, on Iperu road.
“Sir, to whom much is given, much is expected; we implore you to put priority to critical requirements in infrastructure deficit such as in good roads, pipe borne water, health facilities, electricity, education, and most importantly youth empowerment in Ijebu land and Ogun State in general.
In the past five years, we have been supporting the Ogun State Government’s health programme with our annual 3- Days Ijebu Boys Medical Outreach and we continue to explore other areas that we can augment what the government is doing. This year’s edition of the annual IJ BOYS Free Medical Program is slated for June 8, 9 & 10 2023 at the Millennium Hall, inside Ijebu Ode Local Government Secretariat, Itooro, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. Invited special guests of honor and royal fathers of the day are Dr Sunny Kuku of EKO Hospital; Oba (Dr) Adetoye Alatishe, The Gbegande of Ososa Ijebu; Oba Adeposi Bashorun, Oru of Imoru land, Ijebu Ode; Oba (Dr) Abdul-Rasaq Adesina Adenugba the Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye Kingdom; and Professor Bankole Okuwa, an eminent scholar of Ijebuland.
IJ BOYS was established in 2016 as a platform for a group of friends who grew up together in the 70s & 80s, to congregate, associate and promote spirit of brotherhood with the objective of seeking human and physical development of Ijebu land through educational, economic and social initiatives; as well as thought leadership.