Makinde To Adelabu: Ajimobi Recruited 2,000, Not 5,300 Teachers — No Administration Recruited Than Mine

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    ‘Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo State, has said that Adébáyọ̀ Adelabu, candidate of Accord in the 2023 election lied that late former governor Abiola Ajimobi recruited 5,300 teachers.

    The governor, who is seeking a second term in office made this known during his campaign tour of Oluyole and Ido local government areas on Monday.

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    OYOINSIGHT.COM understands that Makinde and Adelabu had disagreed about teachers’ recruitment during a recent gubernatorial debate.

    Noting that as part of his achievements in the education sector, the 5,000 teachers recruited by his administration bested the records of any administration in the state.

    A statement by Taiwo Adisa, Makinde’s chief press secretary, states “that contrary to the false information by the governorship candidate of the Accord Party, Adebayo Adelabu, that the previous administration recruited 5,300 teachers, Makinde found out that that administration only recruited about 2,000 teachers and education officers.”

    The governor said that if his government were to add the education officers it recruited, the figure would stand at 5,700.

    The governor noted that his administration has delivered on his promises to the people of the state across the four pillars of his administration, adding that the government would up the ante of performance under Omituntun 2.0.

    While flagging off the 4.7 kilometres Odo-Ona Kekere-Arapaja-Asunle Road in Oluyole Local Government, Governor Makinde stated that his administration has ensured that communities are involved in his administration’s development efforts both at the state and local levels.

    Makinde added that his administration has ensured an all-round development of the state in the last 44 months and has ensured it got value for its money on all projects.

    He said that under Omituntun 2.0, more developments will also come to Ido LG, which according to him, straddles Akinyele and Oluyole Local Governments, a major economic hub of the state, which have the ongoing Gas Infrastructure Project and 110 kilometres Ibadan Circular Road, the Dry Port, the Ilutuntun Business District, among others.

    A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, on behalf of the Media Committee of Governor Makinde Campaign Council, indicated that the governor, while speaking during the flag-off of the road project, said that the road project will put an end to the lies that his administration has not paid attention to rural roads.

    He said: “For those residing at Odo Ona Kekere, Arapaja and Asunle communities, you know that Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja is our brother and he said it won’t augur well if the road within his community is not fixed in four years of our government, and we accepted.

    ”That is why it is good to have a good leader. He did not come to us to demand for anything personal for himself. He came and demanded that we fix the road to Arapaja.

    “I will proceed to flag this off so that development will also come to this axis and I can guarantee that we will get the value for the project, because in Oyo State today, it is all about value for money. Whatever the government is spending on, whether at the state or local government level, the communities are involved and we demand value for Oyo state money.”

    While speaking with the traditional council at the Oluyole Local Government Secretariat, the governor apologised for shifting campaigns in Oluyole Local Government before Monday, saying he did that so he could have enough time to interact with residents of the Council.

    He equally stated that on his way to the Council, he nearly cancelled the campaign again, as he saw Oyo State residents in their hundreds, queueing at banks and ATM points, berating the hardship Nigerians are going through at this time.

    He, however, encouraged residents of the state to continue to endure, saying: “I know how people are suffering, but sorrow may tarry for the night, joy cometh in the morning. Joy will come to Oyo State and to Nigeria.”

    The governor, who also met with the leadership of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, the Isese Community, the Physically-Challenged, Artisans and Market Men and Women in Oluyole Local Government, said his administration has delivered on his promises in health, education, security and economic expansion sectors.

    Speaking with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) at the Power Pentecostal Church and the League of Imams and Alfas at the Olomi Central, the governor appreciated the religious leaders for their prayers and support, calling on them to support the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates in the National, State Assembly and governorship elections.

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