By Dayo Israel
Governor Dapo Abiodun's infrastructural development in Ogun State is not just about making life easier for the people of the state. It is also about creating a more attractive environment for businesses to invest and operate.
For businesses, Governor Abiodun's infrastructural development is making it easier to operate and grow. The new roads and bridges have reduced transportation costs and improved travel time, making it easier to move goods and people around the state. The new housing estates are providing affordable housing for workers, and the new hospitals and clinics are making it easier for businesses to keep their employees healthy.
Ogun State is home to some of the largest industrial estates in Nigeria, including the Agbara Industrial Estate and the Ota Industrial Estate. These estates are home to hundreds of companies, both local and foreign.
However, the poor state of infrastructure in Ogun State has been a major challenge for businesses operating in the state. Bad roads, inadequate power supply, and poor water supply have all contributed to the high cost of doing business in the state.
Governor Abiodun's infrastructural investments are addressing these challenges and making Ogun State a more attractive place for businesses to invest.
For example, the construction of the Agbara-Atan-Lusada Road. This 37-kilometer road is a critical artery for the state's economy, as it connects the Agbara Industrial Estate, one of the largest in Africa, to other parts of the state and the country. The road was completed in 2022 and has already had a significant impact by making it easier for goods to be transported to and from the Agbara Industrial Estate. This has reduced the cost of doing business for companies operating in the estate.
The reconstruction of the Ijebu-Ode-Epe Road . This 95-kilometer road is a vital link between Ogun State and Lagos State, and it had been in a state of disrepair for many years. The Abiodun administration completed the reconstruction of the road in 2022, making it much easier and safer for people to travel between the two states.This has made it easier for businesses to attract and retain employees from Lagos State.
In addition to roads, Governor Abiodun has also invested in other critical infrastructure such as power and water supply. These investments are helping to reduce the cost of doing business in the state and make it more attractive to foreign investors.
Governor Abiodun's infrastructural development is not only benefiting businesses. It is also benefiting the people of Ogun State. The new roads have made it easier for people to travel to and from work, school, and the market. The new schools and hospitals are providing better education and healthcare services to the people of the state.
For residents, Governor Abiodun's infrastructural development is improving their quality of life. The new roads have made it easier for people to get around and access essential services. The renovated and new schools are providing children with a better education. The renovated and new hospitals are providing residents with access to better healthcare services. And the new affordable housing units are providing shelter for many low-income earners.
In addition to roads, the Abiodun administration has also invested in other critical infrastructure such as bridges, housing, healthcare, and education. The administration has constructed several new bridges across the state, including the Iberekodo Bridge and the Asero Bridge. These bridges have improved connectivity and made it easier for people to travel within the state.
The Abiodun administration has also constructed several new housing estates across the state, including the Prince Court Estate in Abeokuta and the Iperu Housing Estate. These housing estates are providing affordable housing for the people of Ogun State.
In the healthcare sector, the Abiodun administration has constructed and rehabilitated several hospitals and clinics across the state. The administration has also equipped these facilities with state-of-the-art medical equipment. These healthcare investments have made it easier for the people of Ogun State to access quality healthcare services.
Overall, Governor Abiodun's infrastructural development is having a positive impact on the economy of Ogun State. It is making the state more attractive to businesses and investors, and it is improving the lives of the people of the state.
Governor Abiodun's infrastructural development is a win-win for both businesses and residents in Ogun State. By investing in infrastructure, he is making the state a more attractive place to live, work, and invest.
Dayo Israel the National Youth Leader of the All Progressive Congress writes from Odogbolu, Ogun State