Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that housing estates developed by his immediate predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun had become hideouts for criminals.
Abiodun made this disclosure at the third session of the 15th Synod of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Diocese of Egba, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Abiodun also accused Amosun of wastefulness, adding that his predecessor wasted the state’s resources building houses that people of the state could not afford.
Consequently, he said that some of the yet-to-be occupied housing estates built by Amosun have now become hideouts for criminals, miscreants and other charlatans.
He explained that the inability of residents to own the estates to high price tags placed on them by the last administration.
Abiodun said that his administration had instead, in the last two years, built more affordable houses than what any other administration had done in the state.
In his words “We are doing some housing projects in Kobape, Ilaro, Ota, Sagamu and Ijebu-Ode. Today we have built more houses in two years in office than others have built in four to six years.
“We intend to ensure that these houses are acquired by the people that need them and they are truly affordable.
“When I assumed office, there were houses that were built by my predecessor that nobody bought; they have become dens of miscreants and we said something surely must be wrong.
“If they had good intentions for building these houses and nobody has acquired them, we need to find out what has gone wrong.
“We chose to uphold all the tenets of good governance and part of that is being inclusive and being participatory in governance; meaning that, we take your opinions into consideration when making decisions,” Abiodun told the clerics.