Ogun state Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state Wednesday has said his government would not be celebrating its first 100 days in office.
The governor said though some political office holders in the country have considered it necessary to celebrate their first 100 days in office, but he said he does not believe in the commonly celebrated first 100 days in office and that he had no plans of celebrating it.
Abiodun said this at the flag-off of a Free Medical Screening Initiative held at Ilishan High School, Ilishan in Ikenne.
However, the governor said his administration would only be sharing some of its achievements in the past few months with the people of the state.
By Friday, Governor Abiodun would have spent his first 100 days in office but Abiodun had insisted that his government would only mark the day by unveiling his achievements with the people of the state.
Governor Abiodun said instead of organising an elaborate event to celebrate the day, he only planned to use the period to share his performance within the first 100 days in office.
He added that his administration had laid the foundation for his administration’s agenda within the first 100 days.
“I don’t know whether our administration will be marking a milestone. I think what we believe is sharing with you what we have been able to achieve in 100 days and those things are the foundation of our vision”.
Governor Abiodun added, “As we have shared our vision with you during campaign, we have put together their foundation in place.”
“And all those things you began to see them like the roads we are doing, the ICT, Tech hub, they will be unveiled to you in the next few days”.
The governor, who spoke on the free medical exercise, said his administration was committed to preventive medicine rather than its curative aspect.
He said his administration had laid emphasises on preventive medicine because is cheaper and also helps to detect and stop partial or permanent damage to health.
He said “We cannot afford to allow ailments that are preventable to continue to make our people bed-ridden or take their lives.”
“This is why we must continue to have health screenings and monitor the health status of our people. In doing this, we will be able to detect, early, such ailments, prescribe drugs and if needed, make referrals to specialist hospitals for proper treatment”.
The governor said the initiative would be held in all the senatorial districts in the state.
At the event, some people were screened for high blood pressure, blood sugar level, random determined malaria, among others.