BY Daud Olatunji
CONTRARY to the expectations of many voters in Ogun State, a host of capital projects are still waiting for action. Most of those who voted for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate, Senator Ibikunle Amosun for second term expected that his coming back would afford him ample opportunity to finish up some of the on-going capital projects he started.
Many of the residents told Vanguard that they resolved to vote for Amosun because of the fear that another governor might abandon the capital projects littering the three senatorial districts of the state.
But100 days after he was given the second chance, the governor seems to be looking elsewhere as the road projects have been abandoned, creating more hardship for roads users.
Amosun’s first term was full of execution of capital projects across the three senatorial districts. A few of the projects had been completed while many were half done .
The governor had changed the face of Abeokuta, the state capital with standard roads laced with bridges and fly-overs. He had also embarked on construction of model schools across the state, which have not been completed. The projects that were completed include Totoro-Ibara road, Itoku-Sapon overhead bridge and Mobalufon overhead bridge.
The on-going projects include: Ayetoro -Rounder road, Iyana Mortuary road, Sagamu overhead bridge, Ijebu-Igbo overhead bridge, Ilo-Awela overhead bridge and others.
Unexpectedly, the governor seems to have shifted his attention to another aspect of the projects -rail transportation. The model schools started by Amosun during his first term have not been completed. The government is not paying serious attention to the model schools now..
100 days after, the governor has not appointed commissioners, special assistants and media aides. The governor was being aided by head of service, permanent secretaries and other senior civil servants in the state civil service.
The governor is now fond of travelling and spends a few days in the state. His supporters said his incessant trips are aimed at wooing investors to the state.
Meanwhile, the state House of assembly, though, had many new members both from the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP the system seems to be same.
The Speaker is serving his second term like a few other members of the legislature. The House is yet to be vibrant and like the 7th legislature, it concurs with anything the executive brings to the house.