Barely five hours to the termination of the first dispensation, the Director-General of Oyo State Liaison Office in Abuja and Lagos, Wale Ajani has expressed optimism in a more promising dispensation under the governor’s Omititun 2.0 tagged sustainable development.
This was as the governor’s aide commended Makinde over his successful completion of Omititun 1.0 tagged Accelerated development which he said was characterized with remarkable achievements and legacies that will outlive generations to come.
Ajani in his congratulatory message to the Governor on Sunday, May 28 in Ibadan forwarded to Western Mirror.com.ng, the state capital, equally expressed his profound gratitude for the opportunity to serve and learn directly from Makinde who he called the engineer and architect of a modern Oyo state.
Ajani, who was the pioneer national president of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) disclosed that Makinde is a rare breed of politician among today’s crop of politicians stressing that there has not been a genuine feeling of general security including economy in the minds of Oyo residents than since 2019.
Describing Makinde as a visionary, selfless, committed, and passionate political leader, Ajani said it was a rare privileged working directly with the governor who gave all his political appointees the opportunity to grow and explore their inner talents.
“The truth remains that governor Seyi Makinde is a man in his own class as far as today’s Nigerian political landscape is concerned.
“It is often said that how to measure a leader is in the number of greats that came out of him and I can tell you for for a fact that Oyo state through the governor has become a template for good governance such that where I for example, go in my official capacity, the moment they realized I’m from Oyo state, the next thing is oh! you’re from Makinde, and they’re ready to give you all the attention needed.
“So, it gives a sense of pride and fulfilment to have worked directly and learn under the governor’s mentorship because wherever you go or whatever you do as an appointee, you’re representing the governor. So, I feel very privileged and honoured having the rare opportunity to work and learn directly from his leadership acumen.
“Of course the successful completion and commissioning of Oyo House in Abuja is one the governor’s legacies that will remain our pride as a people especially anytime we visit the FCT, but trust me that edifice will outlive not only the governor but generations to come. It is a beauty to behold.
“On this note, I just want to expressed my profound gratitude to His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde for finding me worthy of his trust in the capacity entrusted to me. I want to specially enjoin the good people of the state to continue to support the governor like a fortress as always. Together, we can achieve more greatness together.” Ajani said.