Osun State governor, Ademola Adeleke, has said that the Oyo State’s remarkable progress, particularly in the areas of infrastructure and human capital, has become a source of inspiration for other southwest states, describing Governor Seyi Makinde as a motivation for the region’s governors.
Governor Adeleke made assertion in Ibadan, while commissioning the 8.2km Agodi-Gate Old Ife Road-Alakia to Adegbayi, dualised by Governor Seyi Makinde.
The Osun governor, who was the special guest of honour at the occasion, noted that the efforts of Governor Makinde and the pace of development he has set in the state is an encouragement for the region.
Adeleke said: “The old Western Region was reputed to be the leading zone in the areas of innovations, infrastructure and good governance. We lost that rating for some time now.”
“But I want to put it on record that the South West has regained its momentum. The Oyo state governor is a trailblazer. From Lagos to Ekiti, Ondo, Osun and Ogun states, South West is witnessing infra upgrades. Our roads are being fixed. Our schools and health centers are undergoing rehabilitation.”
“Governors of the zone are keeping alive the great memories of our founding leaders.We are placing South West on the national and global map.”
“It is on this note that I congratulate my brother , Governor Seyi Makimde. You are an uncommon engineer of good governance.”
“As a Governor of Osun state, I watched with keen interest the positive development in Oyo State. I do peer review. I must say that Oyo state is lucky to have Governor Makinde at the helm of affairs. We are proud of him.”
“In Osun, we are implementing a multi- billion naira infrastructure plan. We are working to revive our dilapidated infrastructures. Oyo state performance is a great motivation , not just for Osun but for other states in the South West.”
“As we celebrate my brother today, I call for closer developmental cooperation among South West states. We must deepen regional collaboration,” the governor said.
Adeleke, however, called for closer governmental cooperation among southwest states and to deepen regional collaboration.
Speaking earlier, the host Governor, Seyi Makinde, said his infra agenda is premised on expanding business opportunities and creating multiple zones of development in Oyo state.
He noted that his administration prioritised inter-city roads to widen the net of development even with limited resources.
“We are here today to again celebrate good governance,” Governor Makinde said, explaining that infra upgrades deepened the ease of doing business and diversify state development efforts.