As Governor Abiola Ajimobi continues with his celebration of his six years in office, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has told the governor that he will be honoured forever if completes the road projects his administration started in the ancient town.
The road projects- Owode-Ojogbondu and Owode-Aafin roads, which started close to four years ago have look like they have been abandoned.
Letters written by indigenes of the town to demand for the completion of the roads seem to fall on deaf ears as the government has awarded contracts for construction and rehabilitation of new roads while that of the ancient town remain ‘abandoned’.
A visit to the sites showed that potholes have been dug by vehicular movement and rain, over most sections of the multi-billion naira projects.
Not happy with the ‘slow pace’ of work at the sites, the foremost monarch, in an advertorial placed in Nigerian Tribune of Monday 5th June, 2017, commended the governor for all his achievements in office, but added that he would have ‘scored’ a distinction if Oyo city roads have been completed.
According to Oba Adeyemi, who wrote in parables, “a good student never aspires to core 100 per cent in any examinations. In other words, a genius does not target perfection but excellence. That is the summary of Abiola Ajimobi’s account of stewardship as governor of Oyo State in the last 6 years.”
He continued: ” the subject under review in the examination test include toad, agriculture, healthcare services, youth employment, peace, security and education among others.
“Like the conventional WAEC, where mathematics and English language are must for students, roads and security are the must in the current situation in Oyo State. Fortunately, Governor Ajimobi scores excellence in the 2 subjects. But in spite of his brilliant performance in the area of road contraction, he could not score distinction, which he really deserves; it can only be because of the slow pace of the Oyo town roads.
“As evidence of the Governor’s ingenuity, it is instructive that not only that he did not fail in any of his subjects under reference, he did not score below credit in any of them. That is in one or two subjects. Outside that, he revolves between distinction and excellence in all others.
“But even here, the fault does not lie with the ‘student’ but with the ‘external examiner’ i.e the contractors handling the roads because the student in question has done all that is required to pass the examination.
“That is why in spite of the less than excellent performance on Oyo town roads, the people of the city still hold tight to their covenant with the Governor. It is therefore my overall summary that the story of Oyo State in the last six years of Abiola Ajimobi administration had been a success story.
“He will move from excellence to distinction at the completion of Oyo city roads,” he concluded, ending it with a 23-line lineage appraisal of Alaafin Agboluaje (1750)