By Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan
Governor Makinde of Oyo State has on Friday implored all the newly sworn-in 68 Local Government chairmen across the State to get into the business of governance without further delay.
The Governor charged the new Council bosses to look around and see the enormity of work to be done to recover the lost glory of the State, noting that he also got to work immediately he was sworn in on May 29, in order to bring succour to the people of the State.
Makinde declared this through the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Mrs Funmilayo Orisadeyi, during a maiden meeting with the newly appointed Council bosses at the House of Chiefs, House of Assembly Complex, Agodi Secretariat, Ibadan.
She expressed her gladness of heart at having the chairmen around, while congratulating them on their appointments and at the same time welcoming them on board as partners in the progress of Oyo State.
She stated, “You will notice that, right from the outset of the inauguration of His Excellency, Engineer Seyi Makinde, as the Governor of Oyo State, he has started work in earnest, hence the tag ‘Ise Ya’.”
“…I am imploring you to see yourself as ‘Ise Ya’ persons. Be ready to work. Looking around, you will notice that a lot needs to be done in order to recover the lost glory which I am quite sure you are aware of,” the Commissioner said.
Orisadeyi further charged all the chairmen to key into the four cardinal points of Governor Makinde’s administration which she gave to include, health, education, security and economy (Argo-based).
She assured the chairmen of maximum co-operation from the Ministry, in order to facilitate their requests for approval by the Governor, with due process.
The Chairman, Local Government Commission, Mr Remi Ayodele charged the chairmen to work hard and not disappoint the Governor and the people of the State who placed their trust in them to deliver the goodies of good governance.