Don’t join Governors who barely make impact during second term – Bishop tells Ajimobi
By; Bayo Akamo, Ibadan.
The General Overseer of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, Bishop Francis Wale Oke has advised Governor Abiola Ajimobi to use his historic second term in office as the Oyo state governor to leave legacies behind.
Bishop Oke said this at the thanksgiving service for Governor Ajimobi’s 66th birthday held at the Government House Chapel, Ibadan.
According to the Cleric, some of the former governors in the country failed to perform in office once they secure second term, saying, “you succeeded in breaking the second term jinx by the grace of God. Please don’t join the bandwagons of governors who barely make impact during second terms.
“Make your second term to be as productive as the first term. Leave a lasting legacy behind. The second term is not a period for relaxation. You worked hard during first term and the results are there for all to see,” he said.
Bishop Wale Oke stressed that “we’re used to seeing governors going to sleep during second term. You need to break the jinx of non-performance by most second term governors in the country.
“Be determined to make a difference by looking for legitimate means of earning. You should also seek the understanding of Oyo people in this trying time. The time for politicking is over now. This is the time to work.”
Speaking, Governor Abiola Ajimobi urged the people of Oyo State not to despair in the face of the tottering economy of the state, assuring that his administration has embarked on massive reengineering and restructuring that will soon take the state out of the woods.
The governor declared that his administration is determined to as from next year shore up the internally generated revenue of the state from the current N1.2bn to N3.5bn.
“I want to use this opportunity to assure our people that the government is doing everything possible to take the state out of its present financial challenges. The result will begin to manifest very soon. The economy of Oyo State will be buoyant again. We have latent potential, which we are going to unleash. I make bold to say that in the next one year, our monthly Internally-Generated Revenue will move from N1.2bn to N3.5bn. And in the next two years, it will move up to N5bn,” he said.
The governor promised to devote his second term to the attainment of four cardinal goals, part of which he said was the revamping of the economy through diversification and restructuring, as well as improvement in social and physical infrastructure.