By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has revealed that the ongoing Agro-Cargo Airport located at Ilishan-Remo will be ready for commissioning by the end of 2022.
Abiodun, who gave the assurance at Ishara in Remo North local government area of the state, during the ongoing campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the July 24 local government poll, said he remains committed to the project despite stiff resistance from some quarters.
It would be recalled that Abiodun and his predecessor locked horns on the location and nature of the airport.
While Abiodun made case for an Agro-Cargo airport located at Ilishan-Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area, Amosun strongly backed a passenger airport located at Wasimi, Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state.
Abiodun said he would not bow to any opposition on the airport project.
Abiodun said “Aeroplane will be landing in the airport. Some people are building airport, some ‘airstrip’ and some domestic airport; they are embittered, they are fighting us. They said we can’t site the airport here, and I said ‘it is a lie.
“I am the governor of Ogun State as we speak. I am in possession of both the bread and the knife. And I will share it as it pleases me.
“We have sited the project here already and by the end of next year, we will commission that airport.”
Speaking on his determination to wage war against cultism in the state, Abiodun said “we will deal decisively with anybody that wanted to tamper with the peace of the State”.
He added that “any house that accommodates cultists, would be demolished. So, parents and guidance should warn their children and wards against cultism.
“Ogun State remains the most peaceful State in Nigeria, and we will not toy with that. So anybody found engaging in cultism, both his parents and the cultist will be dealt with”.
Within two years, the State has executed 60 projects in this local government. The abandoned Model College in Ishara would soon be put to economic use. We believe that government is a continuum, no project embarked upon by past administration will be abandoned”.
He equally promised that his government will do everything humanly possible to ensure that Orile Oko remains in Remoland with provisions of necessary social amenities.
At Owode in Obafemi/Owode local government, Governor Abiodun appealed to all aggrieved members of the party to sheath their sword, withdraw their cases from court, with a promise that all the aspirants would be adequatel compensated