Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has claimed that his predecessor, Late Abiola Ajimobi failed to attend to road projects started by the Adebayo Alao-Akala government.
Makinde made this known on Saturday while taking members of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) to see some of the projects undertaken by his administration.
The governor said his focus is to move the state from accelerated development to sustainable growth if he is re-elected as governor in 2023.
He stressed that his government had in the last three years focused on putting in place policies and projects that had not only helped in repositioning the state but also lifted the people from poverty to prosperity.
He said, “For us if it is Oyo State money, we will try to extract value from it. So, I will take you to projects that were started by Governor (Alao) Akala between 2007 and 2011; a 12-km stretch of road linking New Garage to around Apata. It was not touched for eight years when Abiola Ajimobi was governor but we have taken it up.
“About 10 kilometres of that road have been completed right now and the importance of the road are two; one is that it will be the first circular road because once you are coming from Lagos and going to NNPC, you go straight on that road and if you leave the Abeokuta-Ibadan Road, you can make a right turn, you get to Ring Road junction and at the right turn, you get to Challenge.”