Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has declared that his administration will, in 2021, complete a host of infrastructure projects kickstarted by his government.
The governor, who stated this while speaking at the 2020 Christmas Carol Service and Nine Lessons, held at the Remembrance Arcade, opposite Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, maintained that many roads and other infrastructure development projects embarked upon by the administration will be commissioned in 2021, adding that by then, residents of the state and his critics will see the efforts his government has made to transform the state.
He stated that projects such as Bus Interchanges, Apete-Awotan Road, Saki Township Road, Oroki-Gedu-Asipa Road, Moniya-Ijaiye-Iseyin Road, Akala Way and others will be commissioned in the New Year.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor equally called on residents of the state to intensify prayers for his administration, the state and leaders.
He told the people not to relent in prayers for his administration so that it would succeed in the mandate committed into its hands, adding that by the time the administration begins to commission projects in 2021, those criticising it will see that it has remained committed to its promise to transform the state.
He said: “Please, don’t stop the prayers you have been praying to support us. As the governor, I need prayers. All the cabinet members and the entire Government of Oyo State need your prayers. If you continue to pray for us, I am sure that the Oyo State of our dream will unfold before us.”
The governor promised that the good works already started by his administration will continue in 2021, noting that though there were several challenges in 2020 due to COVID-19 and the subsequent economic recession, God has been good to the state and the administration has been able to lay a solid foundation for the development of the state.
The governor added that his administration will continue to embark on programmes and projects that will take Oyo State from poverty to prosperity through quality health delivery, free education and many others.
He equally declared the government’s commitment to continue to strengthen the security architecture of the state.
“We will keep getting our children off the streets. We will keep reducing the number of out-of-school children in Oyo State, because knowledge is what can set us free. We will keep up with using agriculture and agribusiness to expand our economy. We will keep developing our infrastructure.
“All the roads we are doing; bus terminals, Apete-Awotan road, Saki Township Road, Oroki-gbedu, Asipa Road, Moniya-Ijaiye-Iseyin, Akala Way and junction improvement from New Garage to Apata, will be commissioned in the year 2021.
“By then, our critics won’t be able to call me ‘audio governor’ again, because everyone would have seen the projects I have done to transform the state physically,” Makinde said.