Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has called for closer developmental cooperation among South West states.
Adeleke who showered encomiums on Governor Seyi Makinde for his infrastructure upgrade in Oyo state at the commissioning of the dualised Alakia-Adegbayi-Iwo Road in Ibadan called on South West states to deepen their development partnership.
A statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo, the Osun State capital by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, stated that Governor Adeleke described his host as “an uncommon engineer of good governance”, tagging him “a trailblazer” in the quest to regain South West’s pre-eminent position as a region of first class development.
Adeleke commended the efficient management of the available resources to achieve so much by the Oyo State leadership noted that the South West governors were running a competitive race to regain the region’s leading position in good governance.
“The Old Western Region was reputed to be the leading zone in the areas of innovations, infrastructure and good governance. We lost that rating for some time now,” he said.
Earlier, Governor Makinde said his infrastructure agenda was premised on expanding business opportunities and creating multiple zones of development in the state.
He said his administration prioritised inter-city roads to widen the net of development even with limited resources.