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Ajimobi, Akala trade words over sack of 2,262 workers, traders

 BY OLA AJAYI

 IBADAN – GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimbo of Oyo State and his immediate predecessor, Adebayo Alao-Akala, were at each other’s throat yesterday over alleged sack of 2,262 workers and traders from their jobs and filth in Ibadan metropolis.

Akala, through his spokesperson, Prince Dotun Oyelade, said: “Ajimobi’s sporadic visits to various sites amount to nothing in the face of ever-mounting heaps of refuse in Ibadan city.  Instead of clearing refuse dumps, Ajimobi is clearing hapless traders from their stalls where they get their livelihood in the name of ‘environmental restoration’ which is a fanthom exercise to bring Ibadan to decrepit state.”

On creation of 20,000 jobs
On the creation of 20,000 jobs within the first 100 days in office, Akala said with about five weeks to the expiration of the promise,  Ajimobi sacked 262 traffic officers and also sacked over 2000 traders from their stalls at Molete, Secretariat and Oyo/Ibadan road.

He said the governor should take advantage of the new environmental trucks procured by the Akala Government, reassure the 1200 sweepers employed over a year ago, and maintain the environmental standard that he inherited even if he could not improve on it.

Park turned into bush
Akala maintained that even the beautiful park in front of the Government House where the Governor lives has turned into a bush which is probably an excuse for the  filth all over the city, the type not seen in the last 4 years.
 
Need to visit sites
But, Ajimobi, through his Senior Special Asistant, Dr. Festus Adedayo said what the former governor called “sporadic visits” was necessary because infrastructure had been  rampaged by the Alao-Akala government, so much that only a physical examination of the rot could provide incentives to tackling them headlong.

    According to him, one of the dividends of Governor Ajimobi’s “sporadic visits” was the discovery, at the Solid Waste Management Yard, Agodi-Gate area of the state capital, of the abandonment, for about three years now, of 15 trucks purchased by the Alao-Akala government at a suspicious cost of N595 million.
  
Park turned into bush
Akala maintained that even the beautiful park in front of the Government House where the Governor lives has turned into a bush which is probably an excuse for the  filth all over the city, the type not seen in the last 4 years.

  He explained that “not only were the trucks abandoned for three years, none of them ever worked. They were given as contract to a top Lagos PDP Senator in what would rank as the extreme cronyism of the Alao-Akala years. None of the trucks ever worked for a day and they had been lying fallow there for three years”.


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