THE SILENT MINISTRY WITH BIG ACHIEVEMENTS IN OYO STATE—Ogunwoye Samson
One of the major attributes of Governor Seyi Makinde is his rare ability to identify qualified and capable persons to work with. Virtually all the ministries and departments in the state are manned by the most dedicated set of people, and the appointment of these vibrant personalities added value to the administration in regard to service delivery.
The ingenuity of Governor Seyi Makinde made him follow international standards by creating the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources immediately he was sworn in. He did not only establish the agency; he also appointed the best of men to lead it to success with the mandate to create affordable energy for both the private and public sectors and with the ability to conduct excellent exploration of the state’s mineral resources. This objective is in line with the United Nations policy to protect citizens and alleviate poverty.
The Ministry, manned by proactive and capable individuals like Temilolu Seun Asamu, has been magnanimous in its achievements. The efficient contributions of the ministry have added enough fortune to revenue generation in the state and also delivered quality services for the consumption of the good citizens of the state.
The Light Up Project is a well-thought-out policy to promote nighttime economic activities and reduce street criminalities to the barest minimum. Major communities in Oyo State are lit up to enjoy the night and safeguard the lives and properties of their citizens.
LAUTECH students will always be grateful for this immeasurable gesture that lightened their world. A drive through the Secretariat-Agodi-Idi-Ape-Bashorun-Molete-Challenge roads has endeared many to the development projects that have hit the state capital through the ministry.
The ministry under erudite Barrister Seun installed many transformers procured by the Otunba Akala Government but ignored by the late Ajimobi administration; communities like Molade, Aremo, Anifalaje, and Air Force Comprehensive School Ibadan have had a bit of this efficient service delivery. This young commissioner has indeed left many people in awe for his proactive efforts to improve the quality of life in the state.
The level of effective and efficient service delivery by Barr. Seun made him one of the most reliable allies of his excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, which led him to be reappointed by the Governor to continue with the good work. With such a man at the helm of affairs, the ministry may not be lousy, but the achievements are jaw-dropping.
Ogunwoye Samson Gbemiga,
Mogaji Village, Ogbomoso.