By Ayotunde Ayodiran
The Executive Assistant to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Rev. Idowu Ogedengbe, has revealed the reasons behind cancellation and review of projects inherited by the current administration.
Ogedengbe explained that his principal cancels and reviews projects after determining the motive behind their establishment. For Makinde, who he said has zero tolerance for corruption, Ogedengbe said any project whose establishment was motivated by personal gains or which is not serving the interest of the state and its good people will be axed or reviewed to ensure public good and accountability.
The cleric disclosed this while speaking at a thanksgiving service organised by the Special Strategic Group (SSG) for Makinde’s election at Maranatha Chapel, Iwo road, Ibadan during the holiday.
He said Makinde’s coming to governance is a fulfilment of a long time prophecy about Nigeria, pointing out that the governor came at a time God ordained a new Nigeria to emerge starting from Oyo State.
He explained that Oyo state will not just be a pacesetter of a new aation of Nigeria but that of Africa at large.
According to Rev. Ogedengbe, Governor Makinde stands at a vantage position to carefully assess the achievements and mistakes of past leaders in the state to learn from them and move the state forward.
While giving the assurance that Makinde’s achievements will surpass those of his predecessors, he admonished Christians to prayerfully consider going into politics once they are sure God is directing them.
“There is nothing wrong for Christians to go into politics. Once you are sure God is leading you towards that direction, pray very well, join a political party, attend their meetings from ward level, make sure you participate actively in all the activities of the party of your choice and make up your mind to make a positive difference as a Christian”. He said.
Speaking earlier at the meeting, the convener of the Special Strategic Group, Dr. Olatunde Oladoyinbo, thanked members for their selfless and relentless service at the time well needed. He urged them to pray daily for the success of Makinde’s administration.
Dr. Oladoyinbo, who said Christians are duty bound to pray constantly and consistently for all those in authority, noted that Nigeria was about to witness a significant turnaround that will birth a new nation that citizens will be proud of. That new nation, he said, will start from Oyo State which he described as the spiritual gateway of the nation.
Members of the group, who were drawn from all the 33 local government councils of the state, took quality time to pray for Oyo State in particular and Nigeria on the occasion of its 59th Independence anniversary.