Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said his focus is to move the state from accelerated development to sustainable growth if he is re-elected as governor in 2023.
He stated that his government had in the last three years focused on putting in place policies and projects that had not only helped in repositioning the state but also lifting the people from poverty to prosperity.
He said this on Saturday while taking members of the Nigerian Guild of Editors round some of the projects undertaken by his administration.
He said, “For us, if it is Oyo State money, we will try to extract value from it. So, I will take you to projects that were started by Governor (Alao) Akala between 2007 and 2011; a 12-km stretch of road linking New Garage to around Apata. It was not touched for eight years when Abiola Ajimobi was governor but we have taken it up.
“About 10 kilometres of that road have been completed right now and the importance of the road are two; one is that it will be the first circular road, because once you are coming from Lagos and going to NNPC, you go straight on that road and if you leave the Abeokuta-Ibadan Road, you can make a right turn, you get to Ring Road junction and at the right turn, you get to Challenge.