Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde has stressed the need for concerted efforts in the social and economic development of the state, saying the government cannot do it alone.
Speaking at the 8th Day Fidau of the late Engineer Lere Adigun, an accomplished leader in the state, the governor pleaded with the people to also contribute their quota, saying, “I will continue to say that the
government will come and go, but our state will remain. The way we lay our bed is the way we will lie on it.
“So, I am using this opportunity to plead with each of us to contribute our quota to the development of the state.
“I am not a saint and I cannot do everything alone. That is why I am pleading with you all to contribute your quota, because it is whatever we sow that we will reap.”
The governor assured that he would always ensure fairness and equity among all religions and the people of the state, saying there will be no space for religious bias or sentiments in his administration.
The governor’s chief press secretary, Taiwo Adisa, in a statement, quoted the governor as saying that the late Engineer Lere Adigun, who became his father and confidant in the course of their relationship,
left a huge gap in his life, which he said will be difficult to fill.
Makinde also stated that the late CEO of Sahara Engineers taught him to be fair and not to be sentimental to any religion faithful in the state.