The Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun has said that the State needs individuals like Abiola Ajimobi who can attract further development.
Arulogun, while featuring on a radio programme on a private radio station in Ibadan, explained that the experience, exposure and intellect of the Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Oyo South Senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress is needed to further attract development to the state, noting that Oyo State needs representatives who can identify issues as well as challenges within his environment and proffer solutions in the upper chamber.
He stated that the pedigrees of all the candidates of the APC for different offices in the state are unrivaled, pointing out that Governor Ajimobi is exceptional among them with his achievements as the governor in the state and his contributions to the Senate when he represented the State between 2007 and 2011.
The Commissioner said that Ajimobi’s achievement in restoring peace, safety and security to the state, the infrastructural and agricultural revolution, the urban renewal, restoring the lost glory in education as well as his welfare packages are incomparable with previous administrations in the state, stressing that his tenure has placed Oyo state on a high pedestal in the comity of states in the country.
According to Arulogun, “From a poor investment climate, business unfriendliness and poor ease of doing business occasioned by insecurity and none existing industrial policy, Governor Ajimobi’s repositioning efforts have resulted in the Introduction the first State Industrial Policy in collaboration with UNIDO, 4-Star rating as a well-qualified state to facilitate foreign and domestic investors by the Nigeria Investment Promotion Council (NIPC 2018), commendation as one of the only five states to attract investment in the last quarter of 2017 and Rating as the fourth investment friendly state in Nigeria (NBS 2016) among others.
“Governor Ajimobi is a man who is very passionate about the development of Oyo State. There were some things lacking before he came to office and he has used his experience and knowledge to turn things around especially in accessibility to grants and relationship with development partners. He is a visionary leader and change agent who is always ready to take people to where they ought to be and not where they want to be. He will be remembered as the founder of the modern Oyo State.
“Governor Ajimobi is a consistent achiever whose return to the Senate will bring development to Oyo State because wherever he goes, he will take Oyo State along. He is well respected and his wealth of experience will count for the state in terms of development and progress” Arulogun noted.