•‘Govs should visit Ondo to learn’
The chairman of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) and former governor of the old Kaduna State, Mallam Balarabe Musa, has called on Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, to take over the mantle of leadership of the progressives in Nigeria.
Balarabe Musa, who made the call on Sunday, in Akure, the Ondo State capital, while addressing the press after an inspection tour of the people-oriented projects put in place by the Mimiko-led administration, noted that the cardinal programmes of the current administration in the state clearly demonstrated the traits of progressivism in Governor Mimiko and were in line with the objectives of CNPP.
According to the octogenarian politician, state governors under the umbrella of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), should visit one another with a view to exchanging ideas and visions with particular reference to Ondo State, which projects are people-oriented.
He said “I decided to see things for myself in Ondo State. What we saw in the state is an encouragement and projects worthy of emulation by other state governors.
“But now, I’m advising the current governors to visit one another and learn from one another. If they do that, particularly, learning from Ondo State, it will enable them to perform better. I hope they will listen to this advice.”
Some of the projects inspected by Balarabe Musa and his entourage, included the ultra-modern mechanic village, mega schools, medical village, neighbourhood markets, among others.
While speaking, Governor Mimiko noted that his administration had impacted positively on the people, especially the downtrodden in the last seven years.