Waste of resources to power street lights with diesel generators- Ex-CBN Deputy Governor, Adelabu knocks Makinde
Former Deputy Governor (Operations) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr. Adebayo Adelabu, has said it amounts to a waste of resources for Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to install street lights using diesel-powered generators.
Adelabu, who was the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019 in the state, made this disclosure on Monday.
Our correspondent recalls that Makinde had a few months ago installed some street lights which are allegedly powered by diesel generators
Adelabu has, however, said it amounts to a waste of state resources to award contracts for such a project.
Adelabu at a press conference said he observed the deficiencies of the present government led by Makinde, adding that things needed to change.
Adelabu said the government’s business is not a trade which any man does for his personal emoluments.
He said the deficiencies he discovered in Makinde’s government is an indication that the governor lacked an understanding of what governance entails.
Adelabu alleged that the government in the state has enthroned thuggery and hooliganism as the official controllers of state affairs.
He insisted that residents of the state cannot sleep with their eyes closed due to the state of security in the state.
Adelabu said, “It is wasteful to power street lights with diesel-powered generators. The current government lacks the capacity to govern.
“I have observed the deficiencies of the present Oyo State Government being led by Engineer Seyi Makinde. These deficiencies point unerringly to an unspeakable lack of understanding about what is called government business.
“Government Business is not a trade which any man does for his personal emoluments or aggrandizement. It takes society for its basis and reason and experiences for its guide.
“It takes society for its basis because it is the centre towards which people gravitate for collaboration and cooperation in order to achieve progress and happiness. This is the reason why the business is divided or expanded into Ministries, Agencies and Departments in order to serve Humanity.
“Unfortunately, but really, the current Oyo State Government is failing daily and woefully on fundamental departments of Government business. For instance, security of lives and properties which is the true end and aim of the Government is a distant achievement for Seyi’s government. His Government has enthroned Thuggery and hooliganism as the official controllers of Oyo State.
“The indigenes and residents in the Pacesetter state can not sleep with their two eyes closed talkless of doing businesses of life with peace and progress”.
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