Open Governance: Oyo Rolls Out Telephone Numbers To Gauge Makinde’s Performance
*Governor Seyi Makinde*
The Oyo State government has, over the weekend, rolled out ten telephone numbers to get feedback and gauge the performance of the Makinde-led administration since its inception of the present government in 2019.
The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun who disclosed this at Ibadan, said the measure was in tandem with the open governance policy of the State government and its drive to always involve the citizens in the affairs of governance.
The ten telephone numbers are 08177190628, 08177198874, 08177190689, 08177190654, 08177190627, 08177190605, 08177190681, 08177190678, 08177190620 and 08177190611.
In his words, the Commissioner said “this move is in furtherance of the open governance policy of the Engr. Seyi Makinde-led administration to always put the people first, remember that the yearnings of the people are the pivot, upon which the State’s budgetary focus is placed, we seek the opinions of the people across the State annually on their needs and the government use the aggregated opinions to formulate its policies and programmes.
“There also exist other areas through which the State government get information in the form of feedback from our people, however, we are determined to move the seat and power of governance to the people the more, which necessitated the need for these telephone numbers, with which our people can relate with government, say what they like about the workings of the government programmes, policies and actions as well as bring our attention to the areas that need focusing upon.”
Olatubosun hinted that the cardinal programmes of the present government in Oyo State in the areas of agro-economic development, free health, free education, sustainable security of lives and properties and promotion of e-commerce would be pursued, with the interest of the common citizens of the State in mind.
He therefore urged members of the public to use the avenue to air their views about the performance of the incumbent and areas that attention should also be directed in the State, to achieve the desired level of growth that will be the envy of other States in the nation.