The Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, has guaranteed
the general population of the state that he would convey effortlessness to administration and furthermore do everything to keep viciousness from commercial drivers when he in the end take the reins of power on May 29.
Makinde, who won on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), gave the assurance on Southwest Political Circuit, a live interview programme on Ibadan-based Fresh FM radio.
The governor-elect said the most important value that will mark out his administration is simplicity, adding that he would use everything he has to make the state better.
“I will keep the business of governance very simple; without any complication. We will communicate with the people. We will lead with the fear of God. I want to be remembered for simplifying the business of governance. We will work very hard for the people of Oyo State and they will be the judge. We will use everything we have to make Oyo State better,” he assured.
Makinde also promised to protect the sanctity of any contract signed by the outgoing administration in order to protect investors and assure them that their investments are safe in Oyo State. He added that he would be transparent in all dealings, stressing that he would not witch hunt anyone, group or organization.
On how he intends to further build the economy of the state, Makinde promised to look into how to improve electricity supply, build a vibrant and skilled workforce as well as sustain the peace and security across the nooks and crannies of the state. He assured that he would not politicize decisions.
He said: “We are here to bring progress to Oyo State. We will dialogue with people in all sectors to find solutions to every problem in the state. We will be a listening government. We won’t cancel any ongoing project that is good for the growth and development of Oyo State. We will listen.”
On the potential violence that may be foisted on the state by leaders and members of the state’s chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Makinde said he would not allow them to bring back violence because he would dialogue with them continuously.
“I have sent messages to the NURTW to avoid violence. They don’t have my support. We want peace in Oyo and efforts are on to dialogue with them and ensure there is no resurgence of violence.”