Monday, May 29, 2023

Gov. Abiodun sworn-in for second term, orders release of 49 prisoners

The governor was, on Monday, sworn into office at a ceremony held at Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta.

• May 29, 2023
Dapo Abiodun
Dapo Abiodun (Photo Credit: @dabiodinMFR)

Amidst downpours and heavy security, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun was, on Monday, sworn in for a second term in office at a ceremony held at Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Mr Abiodun and his deputy, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, took the oath of allegiance and office administered by Chief Judge Mosunmola Dipeolu.

The governor ordered the immediate release of 49 current convicts in different correctional facilities across the state.

Delivering his inaugural speech, the governor said his administration would continue to work tirelessly for the development and progress of the state.

He said he would remain focused and not be distracted, pledging to continue to deliver more dividends of democracy to the people of the state.

The governor said he would complete the 250-bed hospital project and open up the President Muhammadu Buhari Estate, embarked upon by his predecessor.

He pointed out that the next four years would focus more on several key areas of the economy.

Mr Abiodun stated that he would complete all the ongoing projects, such as roads and agro-cargo/commercial airport, saying that his administration would achieve its target in the health sector.

“Our state has come a long way. We will develop new policies and not rest on our oars. We are committed to making a difference and fulfilling all our promises.

“Let me restate what I have said times without number: we do not promise you that we will do everything, but I can assure you that we will do whatever we promise to do, and we will do them well,” he said.

The governor said he had signed the appropriate warrant ordering the immediate release of 49 convicts in different correctional facilities across the state.

“I have also signed a warrant ordering that the death sentences imposed on the three persons on death row be immediately converted into prison sentences,” he said.

The governor also celebrated his 63rd birthday on Monday. 


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