Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has promised that his administration will leave landmark projects and legacies that no administration before him would be able to surpass and which will stand the test of time.
He stated this on Monday shortly after inspecting some of the projects currently being executed by the state government, including the flyover at Mokola Roundabout and the Onireke-Jericho-Dugbe-Elei
“Unlike those who just develop haphazardly, we are not doing that. We have planned them; we have working papers; we have the blueprints and I tell you, by the time we leave, we would have left legacies that no one before us will surpass,” the governor said.
Ajimobi, who expressed satisfaction with the level of work done at some of the projects, said that his administration would continue to execute projects that would have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state.
He said that his government would continue to follow the pyramid of development as it obtains in developed countries of the world.
“Those who don’t understand development economics will argue with our approach but anywhere in the world, there is a pyramid of development, and that is what we are following,’’ the governor said.
Governor Ajimobi, while assuring the people of the state that his administration would not leave any project uncompleted, said that all the projects currently being executed were of international standard.
“We are proud of what we have seen, and it is quality work we are doing; we are not executing sub-standard projects but those that will be durable; they are construction of international standard,’’ he said, adding that government had ensured cost-effectiveness in the execution of the projects.
The governor lashed out at the critics of his administration, saying that no past governments had surpassed his achievements in less than two years.
“Our people are very happy with us. We are not doing construction by propaganda. Those who are condemning us, let them tell us what they did. The good thing is that many of them had been there in the past, what did they do?
“We thought of some of these projects and we executed them in two years, but some thought of them were here for four years and they never did anything,’’ he said.
Governor Ajimobi said that the Mokola Flyover in particular, the first of its kind by any civilian administration in the state, though would be handed over to government by the contractor at the end of the month, would be inaugurated in May to mark the second anniversary of his government.