CHAIRMAN of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has called for a system of proportional representation that would allow both electoral losers and winners to collaborate and form government in the interest of the people.
He stated this while speaking as the special guest of honour at the inauguration ceremony of the 7.2km Idi-Ape-Bashorun-Akobo-Odogbo Barracks road dualisation project and flyover at General Gas, Ibadan, executed by the Oyo State Government.
Dr Fayemi affirmed that beyond politics, concerns should be geared to social-economic development for the benefit of the public maintaining that the system of winner-takes-it-all would not advance the nation’s development.
Fayemi while congratulating Makinde for being passionate about the development of Oyo State, said that the governor is living up to the expectations of the people.
He described Governor Makinde as broad-minded, focused on the job and a man that builds relationships that transcends political party affiliations.
The chairman of NGF commended Governor Seyi Makinde for his purposeful leadership.
In his address, Governor Seyi Makinde acknowledged that the project was a promise kept and would improve economic activities within the axis.
Governor Makinde said attention would also be given to deplorable inner city roads at rehabilitating roads within the council areas.
Earlier, the Oyo State Commissioner for Public Works and Transport, Professor Daud Sangodoyin highlighted some major features of the road and noted that the project was completed through the Alternative Project Funding approach.
The contract for the road project was awarded by the past government but was terminated for failure to meet duration amongst other reasons and was re-awarded by Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration.