By Wuraola Bamgbose
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Monday alleged that some traditional rulers have been found selling lands belonging to the state government.
Governor Abiodun made the allegations at the statutory meeting of the state’s Council of Obas, held at the Oba’s Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
The governor described the actions of the people, including some Obas who sell government land, as unpatriotic.
He warned that his administration would take disciplinary action against any person found selling land in its forest reserves and plantation across the state
Governor Abiodun, who also intimated the monarchs of his administration’s efforts at bringing in more investors to the state, said the memorandum of understanding for the establishment of the Ogun State Dry Port at Kajola would be signed between the state government and a private investor before the end of the year.
He stated that discussions on the use of the Cargo Airport by Beninoise investors had been held with that Benin Republic’s President.
On his administration plan for the health sector, the governor noted that the state government had decided to concession the 250-bed hospital in Abeokuta.
According to the governor, the state could not run the hospital, hence the decision to allow others to handle its day-to-day activities.
In his remarks, the Chairman, the Ogun State Council of Traditional Rulers and the Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, lauded the state government for its developmental stride in all parts of the state, appreciating the governor for his magnanimity to the traditional institution.