Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde says his administration had successfully reduced the infrastructural deficit in the state.
Makinde, who stated this in a statewide broadcast in commemoration of the country’s diamond jubilee on Thursday, also revealed that the Akobo-Ojurin road, which was ‘mismanaged’ by the contractor engaged by the last administration, is on the verge of being re-awarded.
He also called for patience on the side of the people whenever they noticed that expected dividends of democracy are slower in coming, noting that one of the disadvantages of the system is that it must follow bureaucratic processes, which often slow down decision-making.
He said: “Our various road projects are proceeding on schedule. The Moniya-Iseyin road is 57 per cent complete; the 21km Airport-Ajia-New Ife road with a spur to Amuloko, which was just commenced in August, 2020 is already 4 per cent complete. The Apete-Awotan-Akufo road and Under G-Stadium-LAUTECH-Second Gate road are underway. We recently re-awarded Saki Township road and awarded the Gedu-Oroki-Sabo-Ashipa road in Oyo Town.”
Speaking further, the governor stated that the country has got some things right in the last 60 years, noting that the current democratic experience is one of the positives that must be maintained and nurtured to maturity.
He declared that Nigerians should use the occasion of the nation’s 60th independence anniversary to focus on moments of its happiness rather than looking behind and living in regrets.