By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has described former Governor of the state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja who is also the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland, as a reliable pillar of support for his administration.
Governor Makinde said this when he visited the Bodija residence of Sen Ladoja to congratulate him on his 75th birthday celebration.
Governor Makainde who was warmly received at the Bodija residence of the former Governor, Senator Ladoja said he came to felicitate with him for attaining the enviable age of 75.
According to the Governor, the people of Oyo state are proud of the exemplary leadership qualities of the former Governor especially his relentless to always stand and identify with the masses.
The Governor prayed that God should grant the Osi Olubadan sound health and longevity to enable Nigerians and indeed the people of Oyo state benefit from his immense political, industrial and traditional experience and wisdom.
Earlier, the Speaker of Oyo state house of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin who led some other lawmakers to the residence of the former governor said Senator Ladoja was the leader of leaders.
Hon Ogundoyin explained that he owed his political journey so far to God and the fatherly support he has continued to receive from the former Governor.
Responding, Senator Ladoja while appreciating governor Seyi Makinde for the visit and birthday wishes told urged him not to relent in promoting good governance as the people of Oyo state expect so much from his administration.
While assuring that he would always be there for Governor Seyi Makinde and the people of Oyo state, Senator Ladoja urged the Governor to make good his promise of repositioning all sectors adding that the immediate past Government had squandered the resources and the wealth of the state.
He called for a good working relationship between the executive and the legislative arms of the Government in Oyo state for better service delivery.
Senator Rashidi Ladoja was born on the twenty-fifth of September, 1944.