The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has assured the people of the state that his administration will continue to embark on life-changing legacy projects and programmes till May 2018, when his tenure will end.
He said this on Saturday during the inspection of the state-of-the-art Jericho Pediatric and Maternity centre, a World Bank-assisted project of the state government under construction, in the capital, Ibadan.
The governor said he was optimistic that with the pace of the work so far, it would be inaugurated latest by the end of the year as he is not like some governors who would stop engaging in developmental projects when their tenure is drawing to an end.
“This center is another testimony to the fact that ours is an administration noted for projects. We are not like some lazy governors that would have stopped embarking on projects a year before the end of their tenure and will instead be frolicking around.
“We will work till the last day in office because that is why we were elected. I was not elected for seven years but eight years and it will be completed in May next year by the grace of God.
“Our government is striving to bring a good standard of living to the people and this is not possible without good health delivery. That is why I am here. We must complete these projects in the next three to six months at the most and it will be opened to the general public,” he said.
Also, according to the governor, the project which he described as an integrated health delivery centre, would rival the popular University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, in service when completed.
“We are known for modernizing Oyo State. We are not only modernizing the state through the education sector, we are also modernizing the physical environment and more importantly, we are modernizing the health sector.
“We believe that we should have here an integrated health service delivery centre, where we can have a maternal and paediatric centre, where we will have tuberculosis centre and all centres related to health service delivery.
“We want to make this another UCH, so to speak, where virtually everything will be integrated, where any service you want will be on the ground when it comes to health,” he stated.