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Why Makinde Should Act Now On His Appointees – Group


Action is the foundational key to all success. The executive governor of Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde has done a lot of work in Oyo State that warrant mass votes from the public, his good work speak volume of him.

Like the words of Gyalwa Rinpoche to the Tibetan people, “In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision”. In Oyo State today, an appointee of Government should be able to appear physically, socially and morally in support of his superior. The case isn’t like that with some appointees of Governor Makinde.

Societal Values Organisation of Oyo State, a forum of scholars and business oriented persons took their time to understudy the contributions of the supposed appointees of Governor Makinde.

Our questions have been, how many of them have taken their time to promote their principal on social media handles, how many of them have been able to go back to their various wards and add values, how many of them have been able to do advocacy work to ameliorate problems in their communities, how many of them go out physically and canvass for the support of electorates. These and many more are various charges our organisation has observed among the appointees of the government. But what some of them complain about is lack of money. If truly they don’t get funded as expected, why do they still hang on to their positions where money doesn’t flow?

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others and if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. Some of the appointees are not adding values to Governor Makinde’s administration. Isn’t advisable for them to turn in their resignation letters instead of acting like a mole or docile government officials.

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.It is time Governor Makinde used the rod now, act on the docile appointees. It won’t also be bad if the Governor set up a committee to review the contributions of all  his appointees, this will serves as indicators to what is at stake.

Our organisation witnessed an opposition party in the state where they imported their party members from our neighboring states like Osun, Ekiti, Ondo who will not be having their gubernatorial election next year and registered them during the last PVC drive in Oyo State. We notified the appropriate authority but they failed to act.


As at today, how many of the government appointees were able to do the PVC drive during the last exercise. We commended the notable ones who took their time and resources to organise PVC drive. We also take note of Government appointees who have party/governor inscription around their vehicles, and some even installed billboard for media propagation. If you move around the capital city and some major towns, you will also notice signal banners around Micra or public vehicle that show evidence of media propagation of this government and some of these were contributions of some appointees.

The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis. Governor Makinde has laid a solid foundation in Oyo State, this should make it easy for the appointees to work on.

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. Because of lack of moral principle, human life becomes worthless. Moral principle, truthfulness, is a key factor. If we lose that, then there is no future. The contribution of the government appointees should be seen physically, socially and well recognised.

APC is using coping mechanism to put our people into captivity, otherwise why would any well person in the face of the economic ruins, security and many difficulties facing Nigeria will still allow themselves to be used to continue the confusion and evil which this APC government represent. Does Oyo State APC think residents are suffering from Stockholm syndrome?

Who are these people setting up fake accounts to try and influence votes for our
morally wretched politicians? It is high time any major supporters and believers of Governor Makinde to appear physically and also use his or her social media handles to promote the good governance.

It is time to infuse life with action, nobody wait for it to happen, make it happen. Governor Makinde is the hope of workers, pensioners, market women and men, youth and all residents of the state.

According to William Shakespeare he opined that hell is empty for all the devils are here, you’re benefiting from a government and yet working against it. We strongly believe inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. Governor Makinde needs a sledge hammer where necessary, as the Chinese philosopher and politician, Confucius said ” When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

Olusegun Adebesin
Societal Values Organisation of Oyo State.