The leadership of the Abeokuta Club has appealed to Ogun State Government to ensure the completion of infrastructural projects embarked on by the previous administration in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The club also canvassed special treatment for Abeokuta, which serves as the state capital in terms of infrastructural projects.
The President of the Club, Tokunbo Odebunmi, said this on Monday while fielding questions from newsmen at a press briefing organised to mark the 50th anniversary of the club.
Odebunmi lamented that the state capital since its creation in 1976, had suffered in terms of infrastructural deficit, until the administration of the former governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun changed the situation with massive construction of flyovers and bridges.
He said, “there must be a need for the governor to put infrastructure in the state capital, this is where all kinds of citizens are based.
“So the need for infrastructure is important; housing must never be inadequate in the state capital, water supply should not be inadequate, roads must be given attention”.
“If roads are constructed in all the three senatorial districts of Ogun state, the ones in Abeokuta will call for urgent attention for maintenance because it’s the capital where they have more vehicles.
“The message to the government now is that they should divide these projects into four; share three to all the three Senatorial districts and take the remaining one to the state capital.
“The state capital belongs to all of us and not only the Egba people alone. So, the government must pay attention to the state capital.
“Our assessment is that the government of the day should pay attention to all the unfinished infrastructure in Abeokuta, I know it’s expensive and the government is trying.”
Highlighting the activities slated for the golden jubilee anniversary, Odebunmi said the club in its 50 years of existence would not stop its contribution to the development of Egbaland in all areas of human endeavours.
He listed Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo; Mr Fola Adeola; Dr Reuben Abati; Barrister Femi Falana; the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Professor Ishaq Oloyode among others are expected to grace some of the activities for the celebration.
The celebration according to him will run from July 21st to August 13th, 2022.