Ex-Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has come out to blast the increase in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff.
He recently revealed that the government should be sensitive to the plight of the masses amid the pandemic.
According to him, the hike in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and electricity tariff is not acceptable in a civilized society and should be canceled.
He added that Engr Seyi Makinde is a man who has brought the true meaning of governance closer to the people and he is a rising star in the South West and Nigeria as a whole.
His words, “I have known him (Makinde) for quite some time before he became governor of Oyo State. Before he became governor, I knew he would become governor some years ago because we prayed about it and it was revealed to me. There were reasons and purposes for him to come in at this time. And that is evident in what is going on. He’s transforming the state. ” He has brought joy to his people. He has ensured that the government has true meaning in the state. He has become an example of what many of the other governors ought to be. He has also become a shining example for us in the South West. We are very proud of him. I am proud of him.”
“This is not about blowing a trumpet for the media, especially when you have got all the money in the world. Oyo State does not have the kind of money that Lagos State has… When this man finishes, Oyo will be much closer to the Lagos dynamics in terms of commerce, industry, security, agriculture, and infrastructural development. This is just the beginning. There are so many other projects that he has in the pipeline.”
“So, when you ask me about him as an individual, we have a few governors in Nigeria across the party lines that are equally doing well, because I know most of them, if not all. We have a few that I can say are really remarkable and have done great work. You can talk about the governor of Zamfara, Enugu, Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, and a number of others that have done so well. Makinde is in that league. As far as I am concerned, he is one of the rising stars of the new generation of politicians in this country. In the South West, he is definitely a rising star. And if we have more leaders like him in the South West, we will certainly be able to impact far more on the affairs of the governance of the country generally.”
“One more thing I will say about him is that he has the courage of his convictions. Most politicians, I am sad to say, may not have that. He would stand and argue these points, no matter, whose ox is gored. He doesn’t make a noise. He just gets down to work. His works speak for him, not his words, and the way he carries himself has won a lot of respect for him in the country. I have no doubt whatsoever that he will continue to play a very key role in the affairs of this country in the next few years.”