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Alaafin, other monarchs pay homage to Ajimobi, hail his performance

By The Citizen


The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola, Adeyemi III has commended Governor Abiola Ajimobi for his unprecedented achievements, particularly in the areas of education, health, security as well as construction and rehabilitation of roads in the state.

He gave the commendation when he led some traditional rulers and high chiefs to pay Sallah homage to the governor in his office in Ibadan on Friday.

The traditional ruler observed that violence and brigandage had drastically reduced in the state through the enforcement of the law by the Ajimobi administration, thus bringing relief to the people who had been living in fear and trepidation in the past.

He also noted with satisfaction the rare vigour with which Governor Ajimobi had been pursuing his administration's transformation and repositioning agenda, pointing out that all the nooks and crannies of the state had continued to feel the impact of the government.

Oba Adeyemi solicited the cooperation of the people of the state for the Ajimobi administration, urging members of the opposition to desist from destructive criticism of “a performing government'' in the interest of the state.

Responding, Governor Ajimobi assured the people of the state that his administration would continue to execute projects with direct impact on their lives.

According to him, the essence of governance is to make life worth living for the masses by meeting their needs and aspirations, which, he said, his administration had continued to vigorously pursue.

The governor said that his administration would continue to entertain constructive criticisms from the opposition in order to help his government to improve on its performance.

He commended the Alaafin and other traditional rulers in the state for their cooperation and support, saying this had enabled his administration to record monumental achievements in the last two years.

“Oyo is one of the most difficult states to govern, but with the help of God, the support of the people and the cooperation of the traditional rulers, we have been able to achieve this feat and move the state forward,'' Governor Ajimobi said.

The royal fathers later offered special prayers for Governor Ajimobi and his government.