Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State has vowed to put to shame all critics of his administration especially those he called unrepentant blackmailers who have continued to pick holes in his programmes and policies for the advancement of the state.
Mimiko, who lambasted the opposition to his government, said his critics could not see what he was seeing and so they found it very difficult to understand the underlying principle behind some of his administration’s policies.
The governor was speaking on the heel of condemnation trailing the passage into law of the Land Use Charge and Contributory Pension Scheme bills among others in the state.
He reiterated his determination to make life better for the people of the state through provision of infrastructural facilities.
“I am aware some people went on a radio station in the state to criticise our programme. They can say whatever they like but will not be distracted because they cannot see what we are seeing. We are planning for the future. Our dome that they tagged ‘doomed dome’ is gradually springing up like a newly-hatched chicken.
“They said when you elect a governor for the second term, he does not perform. That is not my own case. I will continue to work until the end of my second term. Our investment in education at the end of my tenure will be able to compete favourably with the best in the world. This is what they cannot see.”
Mimiko said the Land Use Charge law was designed to reduce charges paid by property owners on land use or other related charges.