Empowering The People, Transforming Lives: Seyi Makinde And Dikko’s Enduring Leadership In Times Of Adversity


In this modern era where many leaders appear more preoccupied with personal enrichment than the well-being of their constituents, Governor Seyi Makinde FNSE of Oyo State, Nigeria stands out as a beacon of genuine epitome of leadership to other like-minds.

Since assuming office in 2019, Governor Makinde has made the welfare of his people his paramount concern. His commitment to improving the lives of Oyo State citizens is evident in the various initiatives he has implemented, from better healthcare to robust and more accessible education for our ‘leaders of today not tomorrow as it’s fondly pronounced’.

Another is the provision of social safety nets for the poor and vulnerable, empowerment of women and youth, promotion of peace and security.

Governor Makinde’s Practical Concern and Leadership for His People in These Hard Times

Indeed, these are hard times, not only in Oyo State or Nigeria but in the global realm. The world is currently facing a confluence of crises, including the post COVID-19 pandemic recovery, rising inflation, and Isreal-Hamas war. These crises have exacerbated existing inequalities and created new hardships for people worldwide.

One of Governor Seyi Makinde’s most notable achievements in this challenging times is the introduction of the extra allowance for workers. The People’s Governor approved the payment of N25,000 to workers and N15,000 to pensioners as wage award in the state for the next six months. The extra allowance is intended to help workers cope with the rising cost of living.

Chairman Dikko’s Prompt Intervention and Quick Solution to the Issue of Unpaid Wages

However, it was reported that some workers at the Pacesetter Transport Service Company had not received their wage award money. The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) expressed dismay over the delay in payment.

The NLC in Oyo State, on its part, commended the state government for its commitment to paying workers on time. However, the NLC also expressed concern about this rare delay in the payment of wages for workers at Pacesetter Transport Service PTS Oyo State under the leadership of a man with full capacity, well refined and friendly, Chairman/Sole Administrator, Hon Dr Ibraheem Oladeji Salami DIKKO.

Hon. Dikko Salami, the Chairman and Sole Administrator of Oyo State Pacesetters Transport Services Company, promptly intervened to address the issue. He met with the AUPCTRE and assured them that the workers would receive their money. The Chairman attributed the delay to bureaucratic processes and made them feel heard by letting them know that he understands their concerns, given Makinde’s commitment to paying a N25,000 wage award for all public servants.

Hon. Dikko Salami assured workers of immediate relief, stating: “As a way of ensuring that the whole situation is salvaged, we released an amount of N10,000 each to the workers. Probably when we receive the whole supplementary bill, then we will refund it back.”

Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Oyo State, Kayode Martins, who played a reconciliatory role, confirmed that the issue had been resolved amicably.

This timely intervention by Hon. Dikko Salami has averted further disruptions to Pacesetter Transport Service operations and demonstrates his commitment to addressing the concerns of public servants in Oyo State.

Hon. Dikko has been a strong supporter of Governor Makinde since he took office. He has worked tirelessly to implement Governor Makinde’s vision for the state. He has been particularly successful in improving the performance of Pacesetter Transport Service. Under his leadership, the sector has become more efficient, profitable and better equipped to serve the needs of the people.

The distinguished Hon. Dr. Dikko is a dedicated and hardworking public servant. He is well committed, reserved and vibrant to serving the people of Oyo State as an asset to the state government and a role model for other public servants.

Governor Makinde is a true leader who cares about his people. He is committed to improving the lives of Oyo State citizens. He has made significant progress in a short period of time. The people of Oyo State are also to be commended for their patience and understanding. They have been supportive of Governor Makinde and his administration from Accelerated Development Omituntun 1.0 to Sustainable Development Action Omituntun 2.0. They have also been willing to make sacrifices for the betterment of Oyo State.

Hon. Dr. Ibraheem Oladeji Salami Dikko is an outstanding well refined politician, professional, business guru and a magnanimous accountant who is committed to improving the lives of Oyo State citizens through transportation services using the Omituntun Mass Transit buses to reduce the tension, pressure around the transport system across the state and as well working hard to make Oyo State a better place for everyone.

His outstanding leadership has resulted in the transformation of Oyo State into a shining example for other states, both at home and abroad. The support of the indigenes has played a crucial role in this transformation.

Together, the people of Oyo State are building a thriving and prosperous state that is setting the standard for others to follow. Indeed, Oyo State has continued to prove why it’s the Pace-setter State, alas, all thanks to Gov. MAKINDE the Jagunmolu of Ondo Kingdom, Jagunmolu of Ibadan Land Oyo State Nigeria.


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