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Oyo State: Rauf Olaniyan Denies Disagreement With Gov. Seyi Makinde

The Oyo State Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan, has debunked the report making rounds about a disagreement between him and the state Governor, Seyi Makinde.

Alhaji Olaniyan, while speaking on Sunday during a press conference at his Ibadan residence noted that his relationship with his principal is very robust and cordial.

The Deputy Governor noted stated that the insinuation that they were not in good terms was the handiwork of fifth columnists.

He commended the critics over their claims that the Makinde-led government has not achieved anything in the last one year of leadership.

Olaniyan stated, “Our administration has, in the last one year, achieved a lot in the area of education, health, security and infrastructure. “We have also maintained the regular payment of salaries.”

“Those saying this administration has not achieved anything in the last one year are mischief makers who are hellbent on distracting and destabilising the government,” he said. Speaking on the administration’s efforts at combating coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic in the state, Olaniyan said that Makinde was leaving no stone unturned to stop further spread of the virus.”

The Deputy while speaking on the effort of the state government to fight against coronavirus, revealed that the state has set up isolation centres, test centres and upgraded some health facilities across the state. “We have also identified and distributed palliatives to poor people in the state in a very modest way.”

“We ensured that these palliatives get to the targeted people and government is still doing this,” he said.

Olaniyan further stated that the Makinde-led government would remain focused and committed to the wellbeing of its citizenry.

He added that the protection of lives and property was a major objective of the Makinde administration, and he will not toy with it.

The Deputy noted that the government would continue to implement people-oriented policies aimed at transforming the state and uplifting it to greater heights.

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