Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, said that the Akobo-Ojurin road, which according to him, was mismanaged by the contractor engaged by the last administration, is on the verge of being re-awarded.
The governor called for patience on the side of the people whenever they noticed that expected dividends of democracy are slower in coming.
In June 2020, the governor had promised to re-award the road to another contract but on Thursday, he noted that one of the disadvantages of the system is that it must follow bureaucratic processes, which often slow down decision-making, pointing out, however, that the worst of democracy is still much preferred compared to military dictatorship.
Governor Makinde stated this in his State Broadcast in commemoration of the country’s diamond jubilee.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor, shortly after the State Broadcast, also led other Oyo State Government functionaries on a Walk, which started from the Arcade of the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan.
Governor Makinde said 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.
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