Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Thursday inaugurated some newly-reconstructed roads across all the five local government councils within the Ibadan metropolis, even as he promised that his administration would work assiduously to make life better for the people of the state.
Some of the newly-inaugurated roads included Ile Oke-Idi Omo-Oke Apon Road in Ibadan North local Government Area; Bisi Akande Road in Ibadan South-West Council Area and Bere-Ayeye Road, among others.
The governor also inaugurated the new headquarters of Ibadan South-West Local Government Council at Aleshinloye Area which had been abandoned for the past 21 years.
He explained that his administration would not compromise quality in the execution of development projects in the state, adding also that there would be no room for wasteful spending.
“We were elected to serve and I want to assure the people of Oyo State that we will use our tenure to better their lives and turn things around in this state,” he pledged.
The governor, while also speaking at a Town Hall Meeting at the ancient Mapo Hall in Ibadan, promised that all the major markets in the state capital would be rehabilitated and that revolving loans would be made available for small scale entrepreneurs in the state.
He added that his administration had set aside a certain amount of money for distribution as community grants, warning, however, that all the council chairmen that would be saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the distribution would be made to account for the money distributed.
The governor disclosed that beginning from this month, buses would be distributed to all the state-owned tertiary institutions to ease the transportation problems being faced by the students of the institutions.
He called on the residents of Oyo State to join hands with his administration in its efforts at changing the face of the state and the psyche of the people, particularly as regards violence and brigandage which the state used to be known by.
Ajimobi said that the second year of his administration would be devoted to massive infrastructural development across the state under the public-private sector arrangement which he said would make the state to become investors’ destination of choice.
The Town Hall Meeting, which was part of the activities marking the first anniversary of the Ajimobi administration, will be replicated in other zones of the state.