The governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has called on his political appointees to join hands with his administration to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of Oyo State.
Governor Makinde stated this while speaking at the end of a two-day executive retreat for members of his cabinet and senior aides in Ibadan, the state capital.
The Oyo State Governor was quoted by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, in a statement saying, “For our permanent secretaries and political office holders, it still remains ‘soldier go, soldier, come’ but the barrack remains.”
“How many governors have you seen their backs? You will see the back of this government too. But your commitment to the success of this administration must not waiver.”
He also challenged the political appointees and top officials of his administration to work in harmony.
Governor Makinde noted that collective responsibility must be the watchword for success to be achieved, he added that all civil servants would be empowered to do their job but not without accountability.
The governor said, “We are making a pact with you that the current administration will empower you. We will give you those responsibilities. We will give you the authority to carry them out but we demand from you accountability.”
“I know that the pertinent question that is probably agitating your mind right now is that, will the system be fair to you? I make bold to say that, under my watch, absolutely.”
“So, my appeal to everybody is, come with me, let us create a new prosperous Oyo State together and God will help us,” he added.