Wednesday, January 19, 2022

GSM: Oyo's commonwealth must be used for all residents - ITREALMS

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The Governor 'Seyi Makinde (GSM) of Oyo State, has said that he will continue to use the state's commonwealth for the good of the people in all the nooks and crannies of the state, reports 
ITREALMS.

The governor, who stated this while receiving hundreds of members of the Iseyin Development Union, led by His Royal Majesty, the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Dr. Abdul-Ganiyy Salaudeen, said all zones in the state will witness rapid development under his watch. 
Gov. Seyi Makinde
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, in a press statement available to
ITREALMS, indicated that Iseyin residents led by the Aseyin and well-meaning indigenes of the town, paid the solidarity visit to the governor at the Government Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
While addressing the Iseyin people, Governor Makinde maintained that residents of Iseyin and all other towns in the state should expect more monumental projects across the state, adding that these projects will welcome new faces and bring development to the state.

He explained that the only thing his administration can do is to leave the state better than it met it, calling on all and sundry to join hands with the government in its bid to develop the state.

Governor Makinde, who promised that his administration will continue to spread out and develop the state, said: "I want to greet the Kabiyesi Aseyin of Iseyin, other chiefs, and other dignitaries here present. "Sincerely, I am overwhelmed by this show of appreciation and the reason is that you are acknowledging the works I have been doing since I came into government.

"But indeed, it is your money that is working, not the money of Seyi Makinde's father. It is our commonwealth and the essence of government is to use the commonwealth for the common good of our people and this is what we will continue to do as an administration.

"The only thing we can do as a government is to leave the state better than we met it. And, fortunately for my people in Iseyin, where the geography places Iseyin zone, you can accommodate.

"You can see that the journey from Moniya to Iseyin is just 45 minutes now, and it means that someone can be working at Secretariat and come from Iseyin every day. So, it is not necessary that all of us must squeeze ourselves inside Ibadan. "We want to spread out and develop the state as a corridor for all the zones in Oyo state.

"Let me plead with you that development is still ongoing and the government is doing what it is supposed to do in terms of infrastructure. "The development will come naturally from investors but what we need from you is your cooperation with the government.

"Among the projects, we want to carry out is the Trans Motel in Iseyin, which should have been done. But there are few people who are constituting themselves as clogs in the wheel of progress. Baba, please we want you to talk to them because we want nightlife in Iseyin. We want those traveling to Ado-Awaye to have the opportunity to stay and spend the night at Iseyin.

"Once the university also takes off, we need places for people to sleep. So, join hands with the government.

"If the economy becomes expanded, there won't be poverty in the land. So, I want you to visualize what is coming. Iseyin is being linked to Oyo and when the road is completed in six months’ time, it will only take 20 minutes from Iseyin to Oyo. Iseyin is being linked to Ogbomoso and when the road is completed, it will be a maximum of an hour. So, we should expect an economy that will welcome new faces and development.

"Within 20 years, my focus is to make Iseyin link up with Ibadan. So, I want you to be prepared that development is almost at the arrival point to Iseyin and Oke Ogun zone.

"As you have come to show appreciation, we will double our effort as a government. "We will not disappoint ourselves and we will not disappoint you as well. I thank you very much and God bless."

Earlier, the National President, Iseyin Development Union, Alhaji Bayo Raji, said that the visit was to thank the Governor Makinde-led administration for the various monumental projects across Oyo State and especially in Iseyin and Oke Ogun land, which includes; the completed Iseyin-Moniya Road spanning 65 kilometers, which link Ibadanland and Oke Ogun; location of LAUTECH College of Agriculture and Renewable Resources in Iseyin; the ongoing Iseyin-Oyo Road construction.

Others, he said, include the recently approved Iseyin-Fapote-Ogbomoso road and the street light electrification at three strategic locations within the Iseyin metropolis as well as the completion of the Saki Township Road and the ongoing Saki-Ogbooro-Igboho Road construction.

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