I am grateful for the privilege to serve- Makinde
Oyo State Governor Engineer Seyi Makinde has expressed gratitude to the good people of Oyo State for the privilege to serve them in the last 43 months.
He stated that the last three years and seven months had been a testament of his commitment to serving the people.
The governor stated this in his New Year message to the people of the state.
He noted that his administration did not take the support given to it for granted.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor equally maintained that his administration was able to prove to the people that it was possible to focus on infrastructural development while at the same time, meeting other obligations to the people.
Governor Makinde, who expressed the confidence that he would be re-elected for another term of four years on March 11, 2023, added that his administration had been able to place the state on the path of sustainable development..
He said:”Without your mandate and support, we would not have succeeded in placing our dear state on the path to sustainable development. All the work we did under the roadmap to accelerated development in Oyo State 2019-2023, was leading up to this moment.
“The past 43 months are a testament to our commitment to serving our people. We have shown our people that it is possible to focus on infrastructural development while at the same time, meeting our other obligations to the people.
“We have shown empathy in decision-making. Our policies have always been ‘people first’ because you, the good people of Oyo State, are the most important stakeholders in governance. We may not always get it right, but we have always accepted our errors and made amends where possible.