Following the success of the
economic policies of the Ogun
State Government, the State has
gradually been positioned as
one of the major catalyst of reindustrialisation
in Nigeria.
This view was expressed by
Director, Institute of Security
Studies, Abuja, Olalekan
Odugbemi, when he led the
participants of the Institute’s
Executive Intelligence Course 8
on a visit to Ado-Odo/Ota Local
Government Area as part of the
five day study tour of the State.
According to the Director, the
country witnessed a boom of
industries in the 80’s and early
90’s but it is quite disheartening
that in just a decade, the industries
gradually moved their businesses
away from the country because
of neglect of infrastructure
and the unfavourable business
”As a result of the policies of
the Ogun State Government,
these industries are returning,
Ogun State is on its way to reindustrialising
Nigeria,” he said.
He further stated that the array
of industries in the Ado-Odo/
Ota Local Government was a
testimony to the fact that the
economic climate of the State was
conducive for business to thrive,
assuring that more industries
would soon spring up in the
Speaking, the Chairman of
Ado-Odo Local Government,
Rotimi Rahman, represented
by the Secretary to the
Local Government, Idowu
Ojumo, attributed the various
developmental strides witnessed
in the Area to the domestication
of the State Government’s
policies and programmes.
While reeling out some of
the achievement of the Local
Government Council in the last
three years, the Chairman said
that the council had reconstructed
16 moribund Primary health
centres, while building five new
Comrade Rahman further
stated that the Council had also
constructed and rehabilitated
all the Primary Schools in the 16
Political Wards in the Area and
ensured the distribution of free
exercise books and other learning
aids to schools.
In order to complement
the activities of other arms of
Government in tackling the
challenge of smuggling in the
Area, the Chairman noted that
the Local Council held bimonthly
security meetings with the Police
and other relevant security
agencies as well as giving them
logistics support to map out
strategies to tackle the menace

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