Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Monday, declared that his administration would continue to work for the development of the state till his last day in office.
Makinde said this while being welcomed by political appointees and the top echelon of the civil service at the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The governor, who had spent three weeks away from the office, expressed delight that his absence was not felt due to the team the state had in place.
He thanked his deputy, Adebayo Lawal, for his commitment, sense of responsibility and loyalty during the period he acted as governor of the state in his absence.
This was contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, titled, ‘We‘ll work till our last minute in office -Makinde.’
Makinde was quoted as saying, “Let me state it clearly that we will work for you until the last minute of the last day in the tenure of this administration.
“People thought politics is in the air and we should be politicking. Yes, we are politicking but we are also doing the work that the people of Oyo State have given to us, and we will continue with the work.
“Also, I want to encourage every one of us that it is not about the positions we have occupied as individuals but what we are contributing to the development of our state. Actors and players will come and go but our state will remain.
“Now, I am re-energised and I will be driving people real hard until my energy level drops again. But if my energy level is not going to drop, then we will drive ourselves down until this administration is given a fresh mandate.”