PHOTOS: Makinde Holds Town Hall Meeting With Residents of Oyo Zone
… gives account, lists Community development projects in Oyo zone
…says govt will continually engage people at grassroots
In his bid to take the devidents of Democracy to the door steps of the people in grassroots,the Oyo state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has given the account of community developmental projects initiated in Oyo zone since he took the mantle of leadership,over a year ago.
The governor,who spoke
through, his Special Assistant on Community Relations,Hon Olufemi Josiah on Thursday, at the town hall meeting held at Atiba Local Government, Oyo,said the present administration in the state will continually give his stewardship to the people at grassroots.
According to him, “government to us is efficient allocation of scarce resources vis-à-vis elevation of the rule of law. The resources we are talking about belong to the people, so we must always engage them in whatever the present administration intend to do for the grassroots.”
While speaking on the purpose of town hall meeting, the Governor’s aide stressed that the meeting was meant to engage with the people and x-ray the Community developmental projects of the present administration in Oyo Federal Constituency of the State, adding that the benefits the projects have brought to the City cannot be overemphasized.
He admonished the people of the zone to always keep the government abreast of their needs.
“I believe that as long as we continue this interaction, the government will remain on the right track of being able to provide the dividends of democracy which we claim to be having for the people of state.”
“We are in Oyo zone today to do the needful, we will come back here to review our relationship with the people, we will keep reviewing our performance with the expectation of the people, by the time we do that consistently with people, we will achieve what exactly government is meant for. ” I can assure them that all their requests will be presented to His Excellency, all the issues will be addressed.”
“You should expect report from us time to time so to keep your hope alive about this government.”
In his remark, the chairman Community Development Council in Oyo State, Alhaji Hammed Shittu Adebayo commended Governor Makinde on his developmental strides at the grassroots which cut across all the zones in the state.
He highlighted the areas the CDC want the Governor to concentrate much efforts on, which includes,provision of pipe-borne water, rural electrification, extension of the newly approved Independent Power Plant to other zones, good road network and security.
The community town hall meeting was attended by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Hausa Community, caretaker chairmen in Oyo zone, leaders of Community Development Council, Park Managers, Association of farmers, association of other tribes in the zone among others.