*says all his administration’s infrastructure projects to be commissioned in 2021
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Sunday said that he will shame his critics with the commissioning of all the infrastructure projects embarked upon by his government in 2021
Speaking at the 2020 Christmas Carol Service and Nine Lessons, held at the Remembrance Arcade, opposite Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, the governor gave the projects to be commissioned in 2021 in the state to include many roads and other infrastructure development projects embarked upon by his administration .
Specifically, Governor Makinde listed who stressed that there will be no going back in his determination to transform Oyo State listed the projects to be completed and Commission in 2021 as ” Bus Interchanges, Apete-Awotan Road, Saki Township Road, Oroki-Gedu-Asipa Road, Moniya-Ijaiye-Iseyin Road, Akala Way and others .
According to the governor, with all these in place come 2021, the governor emphasized that residents of the state and his critics will see the efforts his government has made to transform the state”.
“All the roads we are doing; bus terminals, Apete-Awotan road, Saki Township Road, Oroki-gbedu, Asipa Road, Moniya-Ijaiye-Iseyin, Akala Way and junction improvement from New Garage to Apata, will be commissioned in the year 2021. By then, our critics won’t be able to call me ‘audio governor’ again, because everyone would have seen the projects I have done to transform the state physically,” he said.
Soliciting for prayers for his administration, the state and its leaders to enable his administration succeed in the mandate committed into its hands, the governor pointed out that by the time his administration begins to commission projects in 2021, those criticising it will see that it has remained committed to its promise to transform the state.
“Please, don’t stop the prayers you have been praying to support us. As the governor, I need prayers. All the cabinet members and the entire Government of Oyo State need your prayers. If you continue to pray for us, I am sure that the Oyo State of our dream will unfold before us.”
Speaking further, he assured that the good works already started by his administration will continue in 2021, adding that though there were several challenges in 2020 due to COVID-19 and the subsequent economic recession, God has been good to the state and the administration has been able to lay a solid foundation for the development of the state
The governor added that his administration will continue to embark on programmes and projects that will take Oyo State from poverty to prosperity through quality health delivery, free education and many others, saying, his government is commited to continue to strengthen the security architecture of the state.
“We will keep getting our children off the streets. We will keep reducing the number of out-of-school children in Oyo State, because knowledge is what can set us free. We will keep up with using agriculture and agribusiness to expand our economy. We will keep developing our infrastructure.
In his words at the Carol, the Pastor-in-charge, C.A.C, Mountain of Mercy, Pastor Isaiah Alade, in his sermon titled “Joy to our generation,” stressed that joy is the outcome of positive results, and that Governor Makinde has brought joy to Oyo State.