GOVERNOR ABIODUN READS RIOT ACT TO OGUN WATER CORPORATION

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The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has given a marching order to the General Manager of the state water corporation, Engineer Oluseye Maku, and his team, to be up and doing or face dire consequences.

The governor who expressed anger at the state of public water supply by the corporation gave the warning at the two-day Treasury Board meeting on 2021 Budget held at the Obas Complex, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.

The Governor’s warning came when the General Manager , Engineer Oluseye Maku appeared with the Board to defend the Corporation’s Budget proposal for 2021.

Governor Abiodun advised the leadership of the water corporation to ensure the immediate supply of pipe borne water to all the nooks and crannies of the state.

The General Manager, Ogun State Water Corporation had said the Corporation was working towards rehabilitating various water schemes and also constructing 20 water hubs to serve the people.

Governor Abiodun there and then instructed the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Dapo Okubadejo, who doubles as the chairman of the state Tenders Board, to always ensure that all connecting infrastructures are included in any contract that links two or more agencies.

Prince Abiodun who described water as a basic necessity of life, decried the damages done to water supply in the state as a result of dislocation of water pipes during the expansion of roads in the state capital and other parts of the state, noting that, ” there should have been a provision in the contract for the restoration of the pipes by the contractor”.

On housing, Governor Abiodun while reiterating his administration’s commitment to building 2,500 housing units in the first two years of his administration and implementing the 10, 000 Federal government Housing Scheme, said that the sector was important for economic sustainability as it generates  employment and provide accommodation for the people.

In his submission ,  the Commissioner for Housing, Hon. Akande Omoniyi, said the Ministry was currently constructing 150 housing units at Kobape, Prince Court phase 2, while 100 housing units are being constructed at Sagamu and Ijebu-Ode.

The houses under these schemes, the commissioner said would be ready by the year  2021

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