A popular US-based Nigerian journalist, Alhaja Omolola Adiamoh, has urged the political class to emulate the good virtue of Hon Ademola Akeem Ige who has been using his position to impact the lives of others without discrimination.
Alhaja Adiamoh, who was once an OAP at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) before relocating to the United States of America stated this during her visit to the office of Hon Ige, the Special Adviser to the Oyo State Governor on Culture and Tourism recently.
According to her, “Hon Akeem Ige is like a brother to me and I’ve known him for more than 15 years. He is very respectful, compassionate and keeps promises. Whatever he promises to do he will do it.
“When he was a council chairman, he did a lot at the local government that benefitted many people. I don’t believe in my interaction with him alone, I believe in what other people are saying about him, and the people are saying that he has been doing his job excellently as a politician to impact the lives of others.
“It is not easy to satisfy everybody but if you can satisfy 70 to 80 per cent of the people in your care, you have done well. So, Hon Ige is a good man and responsible politician that is worthy of emulating.”
She also disclosed that when Hon. Akeem Ige featured in a personality interview programme he was invited to in her studio in New Jersey, United States of America in November 2018 while serving as Oyo State House of Assembly Minority Leader, she was impressed with all the comments made by the listeners that called in during the programme.
She, therefore, hinted that she was not surprised that Hon was appointed by Governor Seyi Makinde as his Special Adviser, a position, which, according to her, he will use, like in the past, for the development of Oyo State and to improve the living standards of the people.
Alhaja Adiamoh also expressed her delight over the way and manner Governor Makinde has been running the affairs of the state, especially payment of backlog of arrears of pensioners, and payment of workers salaries on or before the 25th of every month.
She equally commended the Governor for his strides in infrastructure projects, spreading across the geo-political zones in the state, adding that Oyo indigenes in the Diaspora are very proud of his modest achievements.
She, however, advised the Governor to step up and do more in the area of security while also and enjoining the people of the state not to politicize the issues of security but rather cooperate with the government to continue to deliver dividends of democracy to the entire citizenry in the state.