HOW WE SURMOUNTED CHALLENGES IN OYO, BY AJIMOBI
By OLA AJAYI
IBADAN-Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State said his administration faced a lot of challenges, but he was able to overcome them by the power of God.
He pledged that within the next three years, his government would leave exemplary achievements in the state.
Mean time, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, and Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji Abdul-Azeez Arisekola Alao, had commended the governor for his performance in the last one year.
Justifying his claims that his administration had recorded tremendous achievements since last year, Senator Ajimobi commissioned the ultra-modern Temidire Motor Park on the new Ibadan-Ife Expressway, Ajibode-Shasha Road, Benjamin-Eleiyele Road as well as Molete-Ehin Grammar Road, all within the Ibadan metropolis.
Gov. Ajimobi, at an inter-faith prayer service as part of activities marking his first year in office, said, 'when we came on board, there was a lot of decadence. Oyo State was practically at a standstill. Besides, we also faced some challenges ranging from labour, students, security, flood disaster, House of Assembly to commerce. But because this is a government ordained by God Himself, we have been able to weather the storm and we thank God that Oyo State has not been the same again as we have made a lot of difference.'
He said violence and thuggery had been eliminated in the state.
At the event, at the Government House, Ajimobi remarked, 'We have been able to record remarkable achievements, the first one being restoration of peace and security. In Oyo State, we want peace and tranquility. Enough of thuggery and brigandage.'
While thanking the people of the state for their cooperation, support and understanding, Ajimobi promised that his administration would continue to make life worthy for the residents of the state.
The programme was attended by traditional rulers, religious leaders, members of the state executive council, lawmakers and other eminent citizens of the state including Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji Abdul-Azeez Arisekola Alao.