By Richard Akintade, Osogbo
In order to have passable roads, the Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola has directed local government councils across the state to forward the list of roads that are in deplorable condition to him for urgent repair work.
The governor gave the directive in his remark at the meeting with the leadership of the Local Government Councils and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) on Wednesday.
The governor said his administration would not relent in working with the Chairmen across the 68 Councils and LCDAs in order to bring rapid development to the grassroots area of the state.
At the meeting was called at the instance of the Supervisor of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr, Adejare Adebisi, Oyetola reiterated that his administration remained committed to making life more abundant, meaningful and worthwhile for all regardless of socio-economic status.
The governor got a rousing applause when he announced that the Councils would be funded by his administration to ensure the spread of dividends of democracy across the state.
Oyetola urged Councils bosses to key into the policies and programmes of his administration and reflect that in their conduct and activities.
He said projects recommended by the Councils would be supervised by the state government to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.
He said the decision was to extend the dividends of democracy to the grassroots as part of his administration cardinal points to bring succor to all particularly people at the localities.
Oyetola urged Council Chairmen to ensure all-around victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in next years’ general election saying the decision remained the only way to sustain progressive people in government at the state and national levels.
“As you know, a government is not totally formed without the legislature, thus it has become a task on every one of us to work very hard towards ensuring victory for all our candidates in the next general elections”, Oyetola said.