by Deji Abiodun
Former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has promised the people of the state, especially the civil servants better days ahead when the Peoples Democratic Party presidential and governorship candidate is elected into office in this year’s election.
The former Governor disclosed this during the nationwide campaign for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan organised by the Women for Change project of the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan on Tuesday.
Speaking at the event, the former Governor reiterated the commitment of the party in ensuring a women inclusive government, while berating the Governor Ibikunle Amosun administration for its lackadaisical attitude towards the welfare of the civil servants and the people of Ogun state in general.
‘When we were in government, we saw the need to provide low-cost housing for civil servants in Ogun State and we did that through the Laderin workers estate which we gave to civil servants at nine hundred thousand naira each but this administration in its attempt to hoodwink the people constructed its worker’s estate and awarded it to civil servants at a whooping twenty five million naira each. How can the civil servants who have been denied their basic entitlements and welfare and salries afford the deposit for this property not to talk of paying twenty five million naira for a low-cost house”
Speaking on the demolition of properties, Gbenga Daniel stated that the PDP government will ensure that it rebuild all properties destroyed by the present administration once it gets into power.
The first lady who was represented by the wife of the vice-President, Hajia Aminat Nnamadi Sambo, thanked the people for their continuous support for the President and the party, assuring that women will forever be well represented in the Goodluck/Sambo led government.
The event was attended by the PDP Governorship candidate in the state, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, the state party chairman Bayo Dayo, former Deputy Governor, Alhaja Salimot Badru, among numerous others.