Independence Day: Since 1960, Oke-Ogun Started Experiencing Development During Makinde’s Administration – Mustapha
The former Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Chief Kunmi Mustapha has disclosed that the incumbent administration of Engr. Seyi Makinde has been the only one that showed the people of Oke-Ogun a sense of belonging since Nigeria’s independence.
Mustapha stated this on Friday morning on a live programme on the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), in commemoration of the October 1st independence anniversary of Nigeria, citing the construction of township roads, establishment of institutions of higher learning and other developmental projects in the region as first of its kind in the State.
He said the Oke-Ogun region had been subjected to underdevelopment by successive federal and State administrations from 1960, claiming that despite the involvement of Oke-Ogun indigenes in various State administrations, no conscious efforts have been directed at developing the region until the Makinde’s government took it upon itself to open the region to better growth.
”I remember that before whenever we were coming to Ibadan, we will keep another set of clothes to wear when we get to Moniya, even the vehicle also had to be washed, because dust and mud would have changed the color of the vehicle and the clothes of the occupants.
”Today, you can travel from Saki to London with the same attire, this is because of good road networks in our region, we shall always be grateful to this administration.”
The former Special Adviser to Governor Makinde on Intra-Party Affairs said he was confident that Nigeria has all it takes to become the best African country, judging by her natural endowments, but there is need for conscious change of attitude by those in power.