The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor of Ogun State, Hon. Ladi Adebutu has unveiled his urban renewal plan, which aims to give the state a facelift if he is voted governor of the state.

This, Adebutu said, would be done through his administration’s creation of an Urban Development Authority to change the landscape of the state to meet international standards.

Adebutu made the announcement Thursday as he addressed thousands of PDP supporters in the Ifo Local Government area of ​​the state during his campaign trip to the area.

Adebutu had a short stop at Ojodun-Abiodun and Ajuwon-Akute, border communities between Ogun and Lagos, where he had separate meetings with leaders of various Community Development Associations (CDAs) and other members of the communities

Adebutu said his urban renewal plan would include massive infrastructure projects such as road construction, an effective waste management system and a proper drainage system.

He said the urban renewal plan is part of his seven-point agenda aimed at repositioning the state.

The PDP gubernatorial candidate said only proper and regulated urban renewal in the state would attract more investors to the state.

Adebutu, who represented the federal constituencies of Sagamu, Ikenne and Remo North to the National Assembly between 2015 and 2019, also announced that his government would focus more on developing border communities.

He also pledged to return local government governance to the people, saying, “Once we have local government autonomy, there will be development at the grassroots level, you will have the opportunity to participate in government and your needs will be met immediately”.

Adebutu denounced the Dapo Abiodun-led All Progressives Congress (APC) of crippling local government that he says has stifled grassroots development.

His words: “We need urban renewal in this state, especially in the border areas. If our government comes to power, it will create an urban development authority to deal with this.

“The border communities, especially those between Lagos and Ogun State, have suffered far too long from years of neglect by previous governments.

“Governments have failed communities in border areas in the past. The communities are deprived of social services and many of the residents do not even know where they belong.

“But my administration will prioritize development in border communities, we will give them a sense of belonging.

“We are going to do this by setting up a border area development authority. This will meet the challenges of the residents of border communities.”

The highlight of the tour was the distribution of transformers to communities in the Ifo government area.

Various items such as: motorcycles, generators, laptops and cash prizes were also given to the people of the area.

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