Gov Makinde Promises to Give Due Attention to Committees’ Reports

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has said that his administration will not shy away from taking hard decisions in order to set the state on a trajectory of sustainable development.

He said this while receiving reports of seven committees set up by his administration to look into various issues affecting the state in his office in Ibadan.

Governor Makinde called for ideas from the citizenry to move the state to greatness saying such contributions would be valued. 

“Whatever we need to do on infrastructure, we need to target our economy. So, I want to implore anyone who has an advice for us should inform us because we don’t have any other place we can call home”, he said.

The governor said the reports would be accorded necessary attention, assuring the people to expect full implementation of the report within four weeks. 

Governor Makinde made specific reference to the report of the committee on the wrongful dismissal of civil servants, noting that the government would look into the recommendations of the committee and if they included bringing back some of the affected they would be returned to work immediately.

He said: “I want to say that we are not going to set up any further committee to review these reports but instead, we will go straight ahead to implement the recommendations, especially the committee that worked on the dismissed workers. This is because I believe that it is better for us to allow 100 guilty persons to go scot-free than to punish one innocent individual.

 “If you ask us to bring some of them back, we will bring them back almost immediately. So, I will set a time frame of four weeks for implementation of most of these reports.”

The committees that presented their reports included the Investigative Panels on Ibarapa Polytechnic and Oke-Ogun Polytechnics; Committee on Dismissal/Retirement of Civil Servants between 2011 and 2019; Committee on Review of Contracts, Projects between 2017 and 2019; Task Force on Review of Operations at the Bola Ige International Market, Gbagi, Ibadan, among others.

Iyabo Adebisi

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