- Tucked in the South Western part of Nigeria with abundant human and material resources, Ogun State has emerged the luckiest in Nigeria.
The state, which was created alongside 18 others in 1967, has produced a two-term president in person of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who had ruled the country as a military head of state from 1976 to 1979.
20 years later, Chief Obasanjo aka OBJ emerged the civilian president of Nigeria in the new dispensation from 1999 to 2007 as he ruled for two terms.
Flashback to the military era, Chief Ernest Shonekan from Ogun State was appointed head of the interim government in Nigeria after former heads of state, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida stepped aside in August 1993.
Babangida had anmuled the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election presumed to have been won by the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, another indigene of Abeokuta in Ogun State.
Fast forward to year 2019, Ogun is the only state in Nigeria with two Governors, two Deputy Gpvernors and the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The nation’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo is from Ikenne in Ogun East.
Also, the current Governor of Ogun State, Mr. D
- apo Abiodun is from Iperu in Ogun State, while his Deputy, Alhaja Noimot Oyedele is from Ota in Ogun State.
This extends to Lagos State, the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria, where the current Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu is also from Ogun State alongside his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Kadri Hamzat, who hails from Ewekoro in Ogun State.
This is the first time in the political history of Lagos and Nigeria in general to have the Executive Governor and his Deputy from the same state.
A source summed it up by saying that “it is God made, no controversy, Ògùn State should appreciate Almighty God for this,” adding that the state would still play more prominent roles in the nearest future to lead Nigeria to the Promised Land.