Yewa elders accuse Ogun of marginalizing their people

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State

The elders from the Yewa axis of Ogun state have accused the state government of neglecting and marginalizing the area in its development plan.

They asked Governor Ibikunle Amosun to give Yewa axis equal attention with the Egba, Ijebu and Remo axis of the state.

The Yewa elders bared their minds on the issue during a visit to Amosun at the Governor’s office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.

The delegation led by Biyi Afonja, a professor of statistics, told the governor that Ogun west senatorial district has suffered long standing neglect from the state government.

For instance, he complained over the delay by the state government in installing the paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle as the Chairman Ogun state traditional council.

He also recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari during his official visit to Ogun state during the fortieth anniversary of the state creation, failed to visit the Olu of Ilaro, while he visited the Awujale of Ijebu land and the Alake of Egba land.

On the state road in the axis, Professor Afonja said they are all in deplorable condition during raining season, appealing for intensified efforts to reduce the development gap between Yewaland and the rest of the state.

Responding, Governor Amosun promised that the state government will mobilize the contractors back to the sites of developmental projects in the axis soon.

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