Isiaka Blames Amosun For Neglecting Rural Communities
OGUN State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka has described the neglect of the rural communities in the state as “irresponsible and insensitive” of the current administration to the plight of the majority of the people in the state who are rural dwellers.
Isiaka, who also blamed Governor Ibikunle Amosun for the strike being embarked upon by the teachers in the state, wondered why the government could not honour agreement with them and other civil servants in the state.
He, however, pleaded with the teachers and workers, who he noted had been dehumanised by the government not to lose hope, as his government will accord them their rightful place.
Reacting to demands by the Council of Baales and village heads at Yewa South Local Council in Ilaro, Ogun State who met with him at Orona Hall yesterday, Isiaka assured them that development of rural communities, especially rural roads will be given priority by his administration.
The Chairman of the Council, Chief Olubisi Akinola had expressed their concerns over the deplorable roads in the rural communities, which he said had crippled economic activities in those areas and responsible for rural-urban drift.
Akinola pleaded with Isiaka to help develop rural communities and reduce the suffering of the rural dwellers. He said: “There are maternity centres that nurses and doctors have stopped working because of lack of accessible roads.”
While assuring them of looking into their plights, Isiaka said, “We cannot develop our economic potentials if we abandon our rural communities especially the roads that link them to the cities. It is irresponsible of any government to think all that is necessary is to build bridges where they are not necessary.
“We shall run a responsible government that takes people’s input and do projects that are desirable for them.”