The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, disclosed on Wednesday that the state House of Assembly had cleared some of the commissioner-nominees he forwarded to the legislature for approval.
The governor said contrary to the insinuation in some quarters his administration was not slow, promising that people the of the state would not be disappointed.
Makinde spoke while playing host to Muslim leaders in the government and the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, who visited him in his house on the occasion of the Sallah festival.
He appreciated the Muslim community in the state for standing by his administration during Omituntun 1.0, promising to double its pace on the path to attaining sustainable development in the state.
The governor said, “First, I want to thank the Almighty for keeping all of us up until this moment to witness another Sallah. About three months ago, we were all still out there campaigning and some people tried to sow the seed of division by introducing religion into the politics in the state. But thankfully, they failed as our people did not listen to them, and we have a united state.
“We are all here celebrating another Sallah. So, I use this opportunity to greet my brothers and sisters of the Islamic faith for standing by this administration and also to wish them many more Sallah celebrations.
“Our people are expectant and they want us to move as fast as possible and we have started. The House of Assembly, yesterday (Tuesday), cleared some of our commissioner-nominees. The structure of government will start taking shape in days. So, our people should not despair or think we are moving slowly this time around. No, we are not. We will even double our pace,” he said.
Earlier, a former deputy governor and PDP Deputy National Chairman (South), Taofeek Arapaja, thanked the governor for empowering the people of the state and executing laudable projects.