Mr Jide Ajani, Special Adviser, Media to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has revealed that Nigerians should commend the Governor for publicly declaring his assets instead of casting aspersions on his person.
Speaking as guest on Channel TV Sunrise Daily programme, the top journalist stated that Nigerians must begin to appreciate people who have made their money legitimately and decided to genuinely come into government to serve people.
Mr Ajani said that to further show the sincerity of the governor he has gone ahead to send a bill establishing an Oyo State version of the EFCC to the Assembly.
He said the governor has even said he was ready to waive his immunity if he is accused of any infraction. This, he said, is to show the governor’s commitment to probity, integrity and transparency.
He noted that the people of Oyo State are very elated that the Governor has kept his campaign promise but the furore over the asset declaration has been from people outside the state.
He also cleared the air on why the governor took the decision to ban the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW). He revealed that if the situation was not handled as swiftly as it was, there could have been a breakdown of law and order as some people who felt they were close to people in the new government were taking over some parks.
Ajani noted that Governor Makinde’s aim of improving the state is to instil private sector mentality on the civil servants in the state.
According to him “When people key into his paradigm of leadership, everything will fall into place. It will be a gradual process but he is committed to succeeding by carrying the people along”