Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said that his administration might consider the construction of the 11-Kilometer road which links Akanran to Ijebu Igbo.
Gov Makinde said this at the funeral thanksgiving service of Madam Aderonke Adaramaja which was held at Christ Apostolic Church, Oke Agbo, Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State, on Friday.
The Governor further called on all well-meaning Yoruba sons and daughters to seek the integration and development of the region adding that politics and religion should be a driving factor rather than a divider.
Gov Makinde subsequently promised to foster the good relationship existing between the two states (Ogun and Osun) adding that his government in a bid to link the two states and improve on the livelihood of citizens would consider constructing the 11-Kilometer road which links Akanran to Ijebu Igbo.
In his words “When we came in here, a pastor said he is not a politician but I want to say that I am not also a pastor but I know politicians and pastors are from the same environment. Our politicians and churches are a reflection of our society. So, if you want better politicians, better infrastructure, better pastors as well, we have to create a better society. And the perfect way to ensure that is, whatever anyone of us can do to make our society better must be done.
“Yes, it is true and I want to beseech us not to focus on those things that tend to divide us. We should rather focus on things that will bring us together. And as a government, we will make sure that whatever we can do to integrate Yorubaland and South West will be done.”
Meanwhile, Governor Makinde while eulogizing the late matriarch stated that although he never met Mama Aderonke Adaramaja when she was alive, he was convinced she lived a godly life, having seen the traits in one of mama’s Children, Mr Babatunde Adaramaja, who happens to be his friend. He thereby prayed to God to grant repose to the soul of the deceased, admonished the family to take solace in God, adding that Madam Aderonke should be celebrated and not be mourned.