Makinde Delivers 9.7km Saki Township Road: Says, “Good Governance Is Possible In Nigeria”

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has commissioned the dualised 9.7kilometres Oke-Ogun Poly-Saki Township/Ilesha Ibaruba Road.
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state who was the special guest of honour at the event, commended Makinde for delivering such a massive road project, among many others, despite economic challenges in the country.
He congratulated Makinde for standing firm with his people, saying that  governor’s of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are living up to expectations of the people.
“He is someone in a hurry to change the fortune of his people for good. I must confess that the quantum of projects I have seen in Oyo State have forced my belief in Him and increased my respect for him. The APFA initiative for the urban renewal campaign, which he has initiated, is manifesting multiple road infrastructure.

“I have also seen the wonders he has performed in other key sectors of health, education, rural infrastructure, trade and Commerce. I can confirm that this can only be achieved in a PDP state.”

Speaking at the official commissioning ceremony held at the Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Governor Makinde maintained that the Saki Township road project  would enhance the socio-economic development of the state and play a major role in engineering a modern Oyo State.

He added that his administration Would not play politics with the development of Oyo State,  noting that his administration will continue to take development beyond Ibadan, the capital of the state.

The governor revealed that the state was able to save over one billion naira  from the  initial contract awarded by the previous  administration, adding  that the state would continue to maintain zero tolerance for  wastage.

“I am glad to see the happy faces here today and what are we celebrating here? We are celebrating accelerated development because everywhere a strategic road goes, development follows immediately. “History has it that the first road for motorised vehicles in Nigeria was built here in Oyo State in 1906, and the road links Ibadan to Oyo town.
It was useful for transporting agricultural products from Oyo to Ibadan and from there to the Port for export. So, this is why I am excited about this linkage we are creating here in the Oke-Ogun zone.

“Oke-Ogun is our bread basket and agricultural arbiter and that is why we returned OYSADA to Saki Township. “So, linking Oke-Ogun up to the rest of the zones means we can easily move our clothing for export either by air through our airport or by sea through the dry port at Moniya. Since we fixed the Moniya road, we have been able to cut the travel time from Saki to Ibadan to almost two and a half hours as against the former five hours.
“We know we have to take development beyond the state capital as we cannot afford to continue in the trajectory where one part of the state is generating the revenue that all the other parts of the state benefit from. “This will only create another Nigerian situation in Oyo State. So, it is time to diversify and a proper good linkage is the first step in the diversification process.

“We will continue to make Oyo State the proof that good governance is possible in Nigeria. We are kick-starting an infrastructural revolution that will make people say, once again, that they are proud of our state.

“On the request made by both the Chief Judge and Kabiyesi the Okere of Saki, we will extend the road by another 1.2 kilometres.”

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