By Abiodun Ogunrinde, Ibadan
A staunch member of the People Demoicratic Party in Oyo State, Hon. Ayoola Kolawole Ojo, popularly known as Arabambi (Afijio) has commended the performance of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde since his assumption of office.
Hon. Arabambi in an interview with journalists in Ibadan said since inception of the administration of Governor Makinde in Oyo state, a lot of things have changed for the better, adding that the governor has brought vibrancy and probity to governance.
According to him, All the steps the governor has been taking were fashioning towards “bringing the state to the path of economic development and this has not been limited to capital projects and reformations. In the last one year, he has been churning out policies that are already changing the face of governance and putting smiles on the faces of the people of the state”.
He also commended the governor in his handling of the current pandemic, Covids-19.
Arabambi said “since the index case was reported in the state, the governor had not relented in his oars, introducing various innovatives, to ensure that the novel pandemic is contained.
In education sector, the politician said within the 365 days of the governor in office, Gov. Makinde has introduced a radical and committed approach to curriculum development, teaching and learning in all public primary and secondary schools in the state.
“Right from the first day of this administration, precisely in May 29, 2019, the governor announced at his swearing in ceremony, the abolition of #3000 education levies in all public primary and secondary schools. In addition, the administration made provision of six exercise books for each pupil and student in the state. Within the shortest period of this administration, there have been lots of building of infrastructures as well as massive renovation of the state public schools across the state”.
Describing Governor Makinde as a friend of the civil servants in the state, the politician said there has been prompt payment of salaries to workers and gratuities to pensioners. He noted that this achievement is unparallel in the history of Oyo State since 1999
Arabambi also highlighted the governor for his capacity to address the economic development of Oyo state from an industrial framework that empower medium scale and small scale businesses
On security, Arabambi said Makinde-led administration has been able to secure the environment, thus attracting foreign direct investment into the state.
He also mentioned that Gov. Makinde has vigorously pursued infrastructural development that and has brought progress to Oyo State in the last one year, adding that the government efforts can also be seen in the areas of improving the healthcare delivery, ongoing construction and rehabilitation of many roads across the state and improvement of security situation.
Arabambi said with the current performance of Seyi Makinde led administration in its first year in the saddle, he believed in the next three years, the electorate would be fully satisfied and have no qualms in giving governor, another four year mandate.
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