The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday appealed to well-meaning citizens to adopt development programmes or projects for their various communities amid acute infrastructure deficit facing the country.
Osinbajo, also, noted that governments alone could not meet the social and economic needs of the people, hence the need for individual and corporate interventions to address infrastructure deficit in communities.
He made the call at the 1st Annual General Meeting of Remo Growth and Development Foundation (RemoGDF), held at the foundation’s secretariat in Iperu-Remo, Ogun State.
He particularly commended personalities in his Remo native community of Ogun State while urging others to emulate them. He said they had excelled in bringing economic prosperity to the grassroots.
Osinbajo addressed the meeting through the Zoom Video Conference, though was physically represented on the occasion by his Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr Babatunde Osibamowo.
In his address, the vice president explained that it “is glaring that the government alone cannot meet the socioeconomic needs of the people, hence the need for collaborative efforts from gifted individuals.”
Commenting on fresh developmental initiatives in Remoland, Osinbajo said it was important for the locals to take full advantage of Ogun State’s location-between Lagos and Oyo states, and leap in development.
“This task is not for the government alone, but also that of every citizen in the country, to contribute in achieving our dream; in that context, groups like the RemoGDF come in handy. I congratulate the RGDF for empowering the youth, as empowering them is key to our future prosperity.