Following the visit of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu to Badagry on his statewide project tour, some residents have lamented the continued underdevelopment of the area by previous administration and wonder what benefits the Governor’s visit could accrue to the local council area.
However, the Governor’s Special Adviser on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Bonu, who is also an indigene of the area has informed CityMood of 8 Immediate benefits of the Governor’s visit as:
1. Mr. Governor during the visit has awarded the construction of the General Hospital-Topo Road and contractors have been directed to move to site.
2. Contractors working on the Aradagun-Imeke road in Olorunda LCDA have been mobilized and would move to site in few weeks.
3. Gov. Sanwo-Olu has directed the accelerated furnishing and equipping of the 105-bed Mother and Child Care (MCC) recently completed by the State Government in the premises of Badagry General Hospital. The MCC will be commissioned in September.
4. The Governor also stopped at Marina area of the Badagry town, where the State Government will be building a modern jetty. The project, Sanwo-Olu said, is part of his administration’s blueprint to promote waterways transportation across the State.
5. Mr. Governor has directed the three local council chairmen in Badagry Federation to recommend two road projects in their respective local council areas that the state government can embark on.
6. The Governor is ready to revive the 279-hectare Avia-Igborosun Organic Farm, which was acquired by the State Government in 2012 for commercial agricultural project in preparation for the take-off of the State’s Food Production Park project.
7. As part of the move to turn around the Organic Farm, Governor Sanwo-Olu promised a total rehabilitation of Igborosun Road that leads to the farm.
8. Mr. Governor’s has given the Special Adviser on Tourism, Bonu Solomon, the approval to renovate the famous Agia Tree Cenotaph as an upgraded monument center, and the contract has been awarded to an indigene of Badagry.
These are exclusive of several other projects in the tourism sector that the Governor has earmarked for execution in Badagry, the Special Adviser mentioned.