Hardworking and highly commended Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde had said that some saboteurs are striving to stall the efforts of his government to develop the state.
The governor, however, stated that his administration was determined to make the difference.
He spoke while addressing the congregation at the St Paul Anglican Church, Yemetu, Ibadan, during the 80th thanksgiving service for his mother, Mrs. Abigael Omojolagbe Makinde.
He said: “Once again, I thank the good people of Oyo State for your unalloyed support for this administration. Some people don’t want this government to succeed. Take for example, on my way here, I realised that some people intentionally dumped their refuse on the median. I know that it is not the people of this area that generated those wastes.
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“Some people took it as their assignment to drop those wastes there knowing that I will pass through that road today. They performed the evil act because they knew I was going to pass through the road to this place today, but we thank God for his usual support. We will continue to serve the people of the Oyo State.”
Makinde also said those seeking to divide the people of the state though religion should find other jobs to do as the people of the state could be divided along religious lines.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, said the state “is too interconnected to be divided along religious lines.”
He said the nature of families in Oyo State was such that adherents of different religions, especially Islam and Christianity, co-habit in the same family.
He stressed that religion could not, therefore, be exploited as a weapon to divide the people and cause disaffection and disunity in the state.