By; Bayo Akamo, Ibadan.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi f Oyo State has said the All Progressives Congress, (APC) government of President Mummadu Buhari is set to turn Nigeria economy around through diversification of revenue sources.
The governor dropped this hint in Ibadan while speaking at the burial service for the wife of Oyo state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Chief Akin Oke, Late Mrs Felicia Oke held at Oke-Ado Baptist Church (Liberation Center), Ibadan.
Speaking through his Deputy, Chief Moses Adeyemo, the governor asked Nigerians to show greater understanding on the biting economic indices in the country.
According to him, it was glaring that with the efforts of the President Buhari led administration so far, there will surely be a break through for Nigeria at the end of the day, given the commitment of President Buhari at turning the economy around through diversification of revenue sources.
“Let me use this opportunity to appeal to our people to show greater understanding of the poor economic status of the state, which is a reflection of the national economic recess. Our administration is working hard to turn things around through diversification. I’m optimistic that things will get better soon,” he assured.
Also speaking, the Lagos State APC Chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale urged Nigerians to have deeper understanding of the current economic situation in the country, saying APC at the federal level was dispassionately working to put smiles back on the faces of the citizens.
The governor however described the late wife of the APC chairman in Oyo state as a devout Christian who stood firmly by her husband during the thick and thin of the struggle by the party to reclaim the state from the Peoples Democratic Party.
“We today gathered here in large numbers to bury Mama Oke because of her unrelenting support for her husband; a support that translated to strong uphold of the party’s tenets. She gave her all to ensure the success of the APC and her loyalty has reflected in our victories over time. We condole with the children for this loss but it is pertinent to say her life has shown positively in the lives of the children”.
The service was attended by South-West leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Speaker Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Michael Adeyemo;, former Governors of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala and Dr. Omololu Olunloyo; former Governor of Ekiti State and Deputy National Chairman of the APC (South), Mr. Segun Oni; as well as former Deputy Governors of the state, Chief Iyiola Oladokun and Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja. Retired Generals Oladayo Popoola, Raji Rasaki and Olagunsoye Oyinlola; former Secretary to Oyo State Government, Chief Olayiwola Olakojo; Secretary to Osun State Government, Chief Moshood Adeoti; and Chief Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa.
The Olubadan of Ibadanland was represented by his High Chiefs: Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Lekan Balogun; Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Owolabi Olakuleyin; Asipa Olubadan, High Chief Eddy Oyewole and High Chief Biodun Kola-Daisi.
By; Bayo Akamo, Ibadan.