AFREXIM Bank To Take Over Completion Of Abeokuta 250- Bed Hospital- Gov Abiodun... Says Kajola Dry Port Initiative Still On - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, February 18, 2023

AFREXIM Bank To Take Over Completion Of Abeokuta 250- Bed Hospital- Gov Abiodun... Says Kajola Dry Port Initiative Still On

Governor Dapo Abiodun says Ogun State Government is finalizing arrangement with AFREXIM Bank to take over the completion of  the ultra modern Abeokuta 250- Bed Hospital in Oke-mosan inherited from the immediate past administration 

Governor Abiodun who revealed this during the grand-finale of the 36th edition of the annual Lisabi Day Celebration, a Cultural heritage of Egbaland held on Saturday at Alake Palace Pavilion in Abeokuta, also assured the people of Ogun Central Senatorial District of the readiness of his administration to ensure actualization of Kajola Dry Port Project to encourage export activities in the state.

Abiodun emphasized that Egbaland had benefited from major projects executed across the State just as major roads such as Panseke-Adigbe, Elite, Olomore-Sanni and the 41 km Sagamu-Siun-Abeokuta roads were reconstructed

The governor who was speaking as a Special Guest of Honour at the Cultural festival, promised that Abeokuta would be given adequate attention to occupy its pride of place among the state capitals,  saying that three  of the five new fire stations built by his administration, are located in the Ogun Central Senatorial District

He called on the people of the state not to allow primitive sentiments to cause division among them but continue in the communal love and co-existence that transverse all parts of Ogun.

Abidun said it was imperative for the people to  reawake the spirit of love, selflessness, patriotism and nationalism as exemplified by Lisabi.

The governor noted that Ogun is made up of different people who have lived together as one, saying the pride of the people lies in their culture.

"This celebration affords us the opportunity to reawaken the Lisabi in us. It should reawake the spirit of selflessness, patriotism and nationalism that Lisabi represented. We must be a leading light in all that we do by not allowing primitive, primordial or decisive sentiments that diminish the bond that defines us.

"The celebration is the symbolic demonstration of a communal love, peaceful co-existence that transverse Egba community. This is the demonstration of the people's collective commitment to the development of their homestead", he emphasized.

 Lisabi, the governor noted, is the celebration of history in its finest form and a memorial of the legend who emancipated his people from oppression and destruction.

He said the annual celebration has metamorphosed into a unifying force that has become a cultural platform that brings all sons and daughters of Egbaland together for continued development.

While noting that the state government policy on culture and tourism is based on cultural heritage, the governor said his administration is committed to the implementation of programmes that engender prosperity to everyone in the state.

Also speaking earlier, the Chairman, 2023 Lisabi Day celebration, Navy Captain Rasheed Raji (rtd) described the celebration as  an opportunity to showcase the cultural heritage and bring all sons and daughters of Egbaland together to brainstorm and chat development course for the people.

According to him,  this year's celebration is unique as all the four divisions of Egbaland have come together to plan for the event, stressing that the theme for this year is focused on effective ways parents could bring up their children to be useful to the society, submitting it was time for all and sundry to contribute to the development of the land.

Highlights of the celebration included paying of homage by warlords to the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Michael Aremu Gbadebo and  displays by various towns and villages in Egbaland.

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