The governor-elect of Ogun State, Adedapo Abiodun, has promised to repay residents who voted for him during the last governorship election with good performance.
Abiodun promised to pay teachers’ salaries and arrears, adding that local government institutions would be made autonomous and strengthened.
He spoke during visits to the Alake of Egba, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, and the Osile of Oke Ona Egba, Oba Adedapo Tejuosho.
A statement on Thursday said the incoming governor was accompanied by his deputy governor-elect, Alhaja Noimot Salako-Oyedele.
Abiodun, during the visit to the Alake, assured the Egbas that he would not disappoint them.
He said the locals were the first to receive him when he started his campaign, adding that they did not abandon him throughout the electioneering period.
“We are humbled by the votes we got from Egbaland; we are grateful. It is important that we are not seen as Ijebu governor. We won in Abeokuta South and Obafemi Owode. That, to me, shows that the Egbas are solidly behind us. Every vote given to me is a referendum; a vote of confidence. We will not fail you,” he said in the statement.
Abiodun noted that his administration would focus on good governance and transformation of the rural and urban areas of the state.
“We will ensure that all ongoing infrastructural projects in Abeokuta are also completed; we will serve the people with special focus on rural development,” he added.
While on the visit to the Osile, Abiodun said he had not forgotten all the promises he made during campaigns, adding that he would fulfill them.
The traditional ruler urged him to be wary of the people around him and have the fear of God.