By Odeh Henry
Following the euphoria of celebration that currently permeates every corner of Oyo state by the citizenry who are still basking in the excitement brought about by what many now refer to as “wonders of Seyi Makinde the talk and do governor,” Mr. Taiwo Adisa the chief press secretary to the executive governor of Oyo state Engr. Seyi Makinde, has described the journey of the state government’s first hundred days in office as promises made and promises kept.
Mr. Adisa while addressing newsmen at his office yesterday stated that it was easy for any politician with sugarcoated mouth without honour and political will to make frivolous campaign promises just to elicit votes from the people and afterwards abandon their promises upon assumption of office but governor Makinde being who he naturally is as a man of dignity and honour will never renege on his campaign promises, governor Makinde for the first time in a very long time is giving back to the people real value for their votes in term of sustainable development policies and programs that affect their lives and wellbeing directly.
He stated further that the excitement and happiness that currently dominate every corner of the state are not unconnected with running government with human face such that have not the type that leaves the people more improverished as a result of misplaced priorities.
He noted that the pillars upon which this government is building its blueprint are industrialization of agricultural sector, free and quality education for all, critical infrastructural development, making Oyo state a commercial hub in the south west and provision of adequate security. He stated that all these key sectors have received immediate attention by the governor within the last 100 days in office and physical results are already manifesting within a short time.”
“The success story of this administration has been very remarkable and countless because the governor has performed creditably well but for the purpose of record i will mention few because this government is focused more on delivery of good governance than talking.”
“Governor Makinde has successfully reinculcated the system of governance adopted by baba Awolowo that is why workers now get their salaries on or before 25th of the month, students in public schools will now have access to free textbooks in all 13 subjects, as well as free exercise books, schools will start getting subventions starting from new academic session to avoid violation of the free education policy, security agencies in the state to receive 100 units of Kia Rio cars for enhanced security operations, government already in talks with some foreign and local investors under the public private partnership program to revamp all key enterprises that used to make Ibadan thick in time past etc. when you are able to meet the expectations of the people, their reactions are all you need to know if you are doing good or not and so far, even the opposition is very pleased with us and the people are very happy, to me that is all that matters.”
Mr Adisa however appealed to the good people of Oyo state not to respond to the xhenophobic attack on Nigerians by south africans with eye for an eye noting that two wrongs can not make a right. He noted further that there is always an option better than violent response in the face of the unwarranted provocation of Nigerians. He therefore, enjoined all the people of the state to keep praying and supporting governor Makinde in the herculean task of taking Oyo state out of the financial and economic mess it was plunged into by the last administration.