WE'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK, SAYS AMOSUN
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has reviewed the activities of his administration in the past 10 months and concluded that his administration was on the right track, urging the people of the state to cooperate with his government.
The governor spoke during the inauguration of chairmen and members of the boards of parastatal and agencies promising not to let them down.
He said, 'when you are doing things that we are doing you will need support and understanding of the people; we are rebuilding Ogun State and it will take a lot of sacrifice.'
While explaining why the membership of the state boards comprised mostly of elders of the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Amosun said, 'we thank God we have some of our elders here, they knew that our state was not like this in the past and that is why it is a deliberate attempt to bring them into these boards.'
Describing the challenges before his administration as enormous but surmountable, Amosun charged the elders and other members of the party to always pray for the party.
'Let me single out the Christian Welfare Board that their duty is special and it's a responsibility to God and service to humanity. We need a lot of prayers, please don't forget us as we embark on our mission to increase the development level of the state.'
He charged the board members to see their appointments as a challenge and a call to serve the state.
'This is the time to rededicate ourselves to the service of the state, its not about Amosun or any one else but about our people. It is a challenge that you are taking and I know that you will do your best in moving the state to a greater height.
'In your various boards and commissions, please let your guiding principle be service to the good people of Ogun State. We don't want you to engage in any act that will make us regret appointing you into these boards. So many of these boards need total rejuvenation. Go there and let us know what is on ground and then we plan on how to move ahead.'
While charging them to take decisions that would be in the best interest of the state and her people, he disclosed that there was shortage of doctors and nurses in the state hospital, disclosing that his administration met just 47 doctors to 4.5 million people.
'I have told you that we don't have adequate number of doctors in our hospitals and we are also lacking nurses. We are working seriously on it; we met just 47 of them to about 4.5 million people.'