Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has expressed gratitude to the good people of Oyo State for the privilege to serve them in the last 43 months.
He stated that the last three years and seven months had been a testament of his commitment to serving the people.
The governor stated this in his New Year message to the people of the state.
He noted that his administration did not take the support given to it for granted.
The governor equally maintained that his administration was able to prove to the people that it was possible to focus on infrastructural development while at the same time, meeting other obligations to the people.
Governor Makinde, who expressed the confidence that he would be re-elected for another term of four years on March 11, 2023, added that his administration had been able to place the state on the path of sustainable development.
He said:Without your mandate and support, we would not have succeeded in placing our dear state on the path to sustainable development. All the work we did under the roadmap to accelerated development in Oyo State 2019-2023, was leading up to this moment.
The past 43 months are a testament to our commitment to serving our people. We have shown our people that it is possible to focus on infrastructural development while at the same time, meeting our other obligations to the people.
We have shown empathy in decision-making. Our policies have always been people first because you, the good people of Oyo State, are the most important stakeholders in governance. We may not always get it right, but we have always accepted our errors and made amends where possible.
Also, the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Adebo Ogundoyin has asked Nigerians to pray fervently for a smooth and peaceful transition from one civilian to another in the year 2023.
In his new year message, Adebo Ogundoyin said there was need for Nigerians to increase their voices in prayers to God for a peaceful and prosperous new year.
He noted that the events coming up in the year 2023 especially the general elections are crucial and important to the nation hence the need for more sincere supplications.
“Happy and prosperous New Year to everyone of us. May the Lord bless us in the new year, 2023 and grant all our prayer requests for ourselves and our dear nation. The general election coming up this year is another test for our democracy. The peaceful and successful conduct of the election determines the sustainability of the nations democracy and the future of our country. So, we all must play our parts in ensuring that the country is not thrown into post election crisis or avoidable political upheaval which may spell doom for the nation.”
The Speaker, who felicitated the people of Oyo State on the commencement of another 365days, called on residents of the state to reciprocate the good gesture and performance of Governor Seyi Makinde by voting for all the PDP candidates in the election.
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