The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the 2019 general elections in Oyo State, Chief Bayo Adelabu has revealed that commissioners under the Seyi Makinde led administration are not visible.
The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, stated this on Ibadan-based radio station Fresh FM while speaking on the affairs of the state for the first time since he lost his gubernatorial bid in 2019.
“He (Makinde) should challenge his commissioners, he is not the only one. If you are putting too much burden on yourself you can’t achieve anything.
“As I am talking to you, I can’t remember the name of any commissioner in Seyi’s cabinet; they are not visible. You can’t be Jack of all trade; you will be master of none. That is why you have appointed them at their respective capacity for them to help your government, help us as citizens,” he said.
But in a swift reaction, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Taiwo Adisa, said the governor had been developing the state in line with the manifesto which he campaigned with in the 2019 election cycle.
The governor’s aide who was reacting to an interview granted an Ibadan-based radio station by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 election, Chief Bayo Adelabu, declared that no amount of lies, misinformation and deliberate plots to malign the government by members of the opposition would make the people of the state regret electing Makinde as their governor.
According to him, the governor remained committed to delivering on the mandate given to him by residents of the state, noting that the administration has been developing the state in accordance with the carefully-worded manifesto tagged Oyo State Roadmap for Accelerated Development, 2019-2023.
Adelabu who also described the Agriculture policy of the current administration in the state as an unserious one, questioned the rationale behind the decision to locate Agric settlement at Akufo and Eruwa when OkeOgun region of the state has one of the best environments for agricultural practice.
He noted that the unserious attitude of the current administration in terms of agriculture is underscored by its decision to kick off the farm settlement projects in Eruwa and Akufo while the office of the commission is in Saki.