Governor Adeleke praises Governor Makinde’s achievements in infrastructure development and urges for unity among Southwest states.

Governor Ademola Adeleke has praised Governor Seyi Makinde for his remarkable achievements in upgrading Oyo state’s infrastructure and has called for increased development collaboration among Southwest states.

Speaking at the commissioning of the dualised Alakia-Adegbayi -Iwo road, Governor Adeleke described his host as “an uncommon engineer of good governance”, tagging him “a trailblazer” in the quest to regain South West’s pre-eminent position as a region of first class development.

During the commissioning ceremony, which saw the presence of prominent leaders and former Governors, Senator Adeleke applauded the Oyo state leadership for their effective management of limited resources, resulting in significant accomplishments. He highlighted the competitive spirit among Southwest Governors to reclaim the region’s foremost position in governance excellence.

“The old Western Region was reputed to be the leading zone in the areas of innovations, infrastructure and good governance. We lost that rating for some time now.

“ But I want to put it on record that the South West has regained its momentum. The Oyo state governor is a trailblazer. From Lagos to Ekiti, Ondo, Osun and Ogun states, South West is witnessing infra upgrades. Our roads are being fixed. Our schools and health centers are undergoing rehabilitation.

“Governors of the zone are keeping alive the great memories of our founding leaders.We are placing South West on the national and global map.

“ It is on this note that I congratulate my brother , Governor Seyi Makimde. You are an uncommon engineer of good governance.

“ As a Governor of Osun state , I watched with keen interest the positive development in Oyo State. I do peer review. I must say that Oyo state is lucky to have Governor Makinde at the helm of affairs. We are proud of him.

“ In Osun, we are implementing a multi- billion naira infrastructure plan. We are working to revive our dilapidated infrastructures. Oyo state performance is a great motivation , not just for Osun but for other states in the South West.

“ As we celebrate my brother today, I call for closer developmental cooperation among South West states. We must deepen regional collaboration”, Governor Adeleke who was awarded recognition as agent of good governance noted.

In his earlier remarks, Governor Seyi Makinde, the host of the event, stated that his infrastructure agenda is based on the expansion of business opportunities and the establishment of multiple zones of development in Oyo state. He emphasized that his administration has prioritized the construction of inter-city roads to extend the reach of development, despite facing constraints in resources.

“ We are here today to again celebrate good governance”, Governor Makinde said, explaining that infra upgrades deepen the ease of doing business and diversify state development efforts.

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