The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, has sought more Federal Government’s attention on infrastructural and developmental projects in Ogun State for the well-being of the citizens.
Oba Gbadebo made this known while receiving a team from the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, led by its Director of Studies, Prof. Oluwafunmilayo Para-Mallam in his Palace, Ake, Abeokuta, who was on a visit to the State, calling on the participants to use their visit and research method for the progress of the country.
“As a State with prominent personalities, we need more attention from the Federal Government’s attention in terms of infrastructural facilities, developmental projects, access roads, especially the FG roads should be prioritised”, Alake said.
He said good roads, affordable and qualitative education, housing, and other infrastructural provisions are needed to enhance the social economic well-being of the entire citizenry.
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The Monarch assured the team of traditional rulers’ support in the course of carrying out their national assignment for the growth and development of the country, saying the fast pace of change and national development in countries across the globe could not be undermined.
He pointed out that the State is hospitable and conducive to stay, adding that it is usually known for peace and tranquillity, and has produced many prominent nationalities.
Earlier in her presentation, Prof. Para-Mallam said every year, the Institute receives a mandate to conduct research into key areas of national development, noting that there were six study groups for the year, and the first group picked Ogun as the research State.
He stated that the State was chosen by group 1, set 45, 2023 course study, as an industrial hub of the country, saying it was strategically positioned for this year’s research for the growth and development of the Institute and the country at large.