Chairman of the Fate Foundation and Co Founder of the Guarantee Trust Bank, Fola Adeola, has told the Ogun State Governor Elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to be ready to obtain loans if he wants to surpass the record of outgoing Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
Adeola, making the call at the Inauguration Lecture of Dapo Abiodun, at the June 12 Cultural Center, Kuto, Abeokuta, says that revenue from the federal allocation will not be enough to actualize his dream project for the State.
He also asks the Governor Elect to be ready to raise the State Annual Budget above the current benchmark of n200 billion, to take the State to another level.
An Economist, Professor Pat Utomi, in his inauguration lecture, enjoined the Governor Elect, to understand the developmental areas he wants to focus on.
Utomi also urged Abiodun to train and retrain the civil servants, to have a fundamental understanding of areas his administration will focus on.
He warned him against putting all his trusts in politicians.
Distinguished personalities at the Inaugural Lecture included Paramount Rulers, including the Alake of Egbaland, the Akarigbo of Remoland, the Olu of Ilaro and a representative of the Awujale of Ijebuland and the Ooni of Ife.
Others were the Oshile of Oke Ona Egba, the Olowu of Owu,the Olota of Ota, the Alaperu of Iperu-Remo, as well as Former Governor Gbenga Daniel, Former Chief of General Staff, General Oladipo Diya, Former Speakers of Ogun State House of Assembly, Tunji Egbetokun, Titi Oseni and Muyiwa Oladipo.
Also at the event were ADC Governorship Candidate, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, Former Deputy Governors, Segun Adesegun, Gbenga Kaka and Salmot Badru.
Meanwhile, Governor-Elect Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, has expressed concern over the poor condition of most of the hospitals, as well as township and rural roads across the State.
He promises accountability in governance by engaging people of the State regularly, to restore public confidence in governance, which according to him, is the missing link between government and people.
Abiodun, speaking in Abeokuta during an Inauguration Lecture organized as part of activities to usher in his administration on May 29, says his focus will be on fixing of the rural and township roads, within the shortest possible time, to make people feel the impact of government.
He explains the township and rural roads and other projects are part of the request of various communities in the State collated in the interim report submitted to him by the transition committee.
Abiodun also promises to invest on re-training of the civil servants, to improve service delivery to the people.