Makinde promises to complete all abandoned projects
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde yesterday declared that his government would complete all abandoned projects in the state to ensure that state gets value for its money.
According to the governor, the people of the state might not have seen his government embarking on new projects because he was determined to complete all abandoned projects.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor as making the commitment during a thanksgiving service in respect of his 100 days in office at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Aremo, Ibadan.
He promised that his administration would ensure that the people of the state derive value for their money on every project, noting that the government would give adequate attention to ensuring that the state’s money expended on abandoned projects do not go to waste.
Makinde also asked the people to continuously pray for those in government, as according to him, the prayers he needed now were more than those in the past for which he appreciated the people.
According to the statement, Makinde explained that his government had given utmost attention to the welfare and wellbeing of the people through prompt payment of salaries and pensions in the last 100 days to ensure a quick improvement of the economy of the state for the good of the people, adding that he has also given priority to the education and health sectors.
The Oyo State governor also reiterated his commitment to improving the School Governing Board (SGB) policy of the immediate past government, noting that his government would not scrap the policy but give the governing boards subventions and ensure that they are accountable to the state and more effective.
He said that his government scrapped the N3,000 education levy, which he noted was being collected and appropriated by the SGBs with no proper account to the state government, in order to ensure that education becomes free and qualitative.
Provost of the church, The Very Revd. A.A. Adebiyi, described Makinde as a wise man for showing full commitment to the welfare of the people through prompt payment of workers’ salaries and pensions, free education and giving attention to hospitals, among others.
He noted that any leader who is after the welfare of his people and the stability of his domain is wise.
Adebiyi, who stated that he was sure that the governor did not come to the church to give thanks for mere achievements in 100 days but to acknowledge that the last 100 days had been by God’s help and commit the things yet to be done into God’s hands, charged him to always give thanks to God.
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