April 15, 2024

Governor Ademola Adeleke has showered praises on Governor Seyi Makinde for his landmark achievement on infrastructural upgrade of Oyo state, calling on South West states to deepen development partnership.

Speaking at the commissioning of the dualised Alakia-Adegbayi -Iwo road, Governor Adeleke described his host as “an uncommon engineer of good governance”, tagging him “a trailblazer” in the quest  to regain South West’s pre-eminent position as a region of first class development.

At the commissioning ceremony attended by top leaders and former Governors, Senator Adeleke commended the efficient management of little resources to achieve so much by the Oyo state leadership, noting that South West Governors are running a competitive race to regain the region’s leading position in good governance.

“The old Western Region was reputed  to be the leading zone in the areas of innovations, infrastructure and good governance. We lost that rating for some time now.

“But I want to put it on record that the South West has regained its momentum. The Oyo state governor is a trailblazer. From Lagos to Ekiti, Ondo, Osun and Ogun states, South West is witnessing infra upgrades. Our roads are being fixed. Our schools and health centers are undergoing rehabilitation.

“Governors of the zone are keeping alive the great memories of our founding leaders.We are placing South West on the national and global map.

“It is on this note that I congratulate my brother , Governor Seyi Makimde. You are an uncommon engineer of good governance.

“As a Governor of Osun state, I watched with keen interest the positive development in Oyo State. I do peer review. I must say that Oyo state is lucky to have Governor Makinde at the helm of affairs. We are proud of him.

“In Osun, we are implementing a multi- billion naira infrastructure plan. We are working to revive our dilapidated infrastructures. Oyo state performance is a great motivation , not just for Osun but for other states in the South West.

“As we celebrate my brother today, I call for closer developmental cooperation among South West states. We must deepen regional collaboration”, Governor Adeleke who was awarded recognition as agent of good governance noted.

Speaking earlier, the host Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde said his infra agenda os premised on expanding business opportunities and creating multiple zones of development in Oyo state.

He noted that his administration prioritized inter-city roads to widen the net of development even with limited resources.

“We are here today to again celebrate good governance”, Governor Makinde said, explaining that infra upgrades deepened the ease of doing business and diversify state development efforts.

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor

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