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Story By Akinola Emmanuel, March 28, 2021

The immediate past member, house of representatives, Honourable Saheed Akinade-Fijabi has disclosed that the present Oyo State government under Governor Seyi Makinde has so far borrowed a whooping sum of 150 Billion naira less than two years into his government.

Hon Fijabi made this disclosure while featuring on an Impact radio Saturday morning programme “Bottom line” anchored by Anuoluwa Omorinde.

According to him, “sometimes, you get angry with some of these things. See that
bridge at General Gas, Ajimobi has paid for it. As a governor, you now revoked the
contract. It’s so sad. We should be crying for ourselves. A bridge that has been
paid for, another governor now came, brought tent, chairs and said he is re-
awarding it. This is a project the past government has paid for.”

When reminded that the government in the new agreement was able to save the
state about forty million naira, the former lawmaker exclaimed “It’s a lie! Forty
million naira when you have borrowed N150bn”.

“Go to Ring Road yesterday if you are coming or going from Ibadan, the Lagos-
Ibadan Expressway just like five kilometres to Ibadan, you cannot enter Ibadan
because they were doing the road. What could have saved that one was the
circular road that the previous government has brought somebody to do, but you
revoked it. All those trailers coming to Ibadan don’t need to come to Ibadan.
There is no argument, this is sad”.

“Seyi Makinde is playing politics with the lives of the people and the people too,
they don’t really care. The saddest narrative is that the followership don’t care.
Now you will be complaining. Why must you complain? You don’t have to. That
road, this Akobo road, they should have finished it long time ago but you reversed
it saying you are saving forty million naira in a state that is as big as Oyo. You
are saving forty million naira at the expense of people living in Akobo”.

He urged Nigerian youths to eschew bitterness and envy among themselves
especially ahead 2023 if truly they desire better deal in the murky water of
Nigerian politics.

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