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ABIOLA AJIMOBI: 8 Unforgettable Achievements of the Late Ex-Oyo State Governor

GetValueAlways 06/26/2020

The death of the Ex-Governor of Oyo State, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi came as shock to many people yesterday when it was finally confirmed that he had passed away.  

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There were so many rumours going round last week that he was dead, while some other rumours that surfaced claimed that the Ex-Governor was still alive and was on Life Support.

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But as at today, the fear of so many people has become a reality, and it definitely saddened the hearts of so many people when they heard about the the demise of Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

Senator Abiola Ajimobi had a host of loyal supporters as well as a host of haters. The people who disliked the Ex-Governor of Oyo State obviously attributed their hatred to the fact that he was arrogant and didn't have a soft way of criticizing anyone for their wrong doings.

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Interestingly, this same attitude and behavior is what some people liked about the Ex-Governor, some believed that because of Senator Ajibola Ajimobi's attitude nobody dared to cross his path his go against his orders, if they did, they would face the wrath of the law.

Some people even believe that if most Law makers can be as tough and outspoken as the Ex-Governor of Oyo State so many things will remain in order in the society.

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Despite the hatred Abiola Ajimobi garnered from some of the people of Oyo State, it seems as if everyone could all agree that Senator Abiola Ajimobi's Administration brought a lot of progress to the State.

We now look over ten of the great achievements of Senator Abiola Ajimobi's Administration that the people of Oyo State would never forget the Ex-Governor for.

Restoration of Peace

The Ex-Governor's Administration definitely helped restore peace and order back into the state. 

Prior to his Administration there was always a lot of chaos in the state, most of which came from the camp of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) of the State.

But when Senator Ajibola Ajimobi came to power, he seemed to have silenced them. 

This is One of the Greatest Achievements of his Administration.

Empowerment of Operation Burst 

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The Ex-Governor made sure he empowered the Operation Burst as he equipped them with vehicles and ammunition to enable them carry out their activities effectively.

They were responsible for helping restore law and order in the state as well as curbing the extreme crime rate in the State.

Record Breaker

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Senator Abiola Ajimobi was the first Governor of Oyo State to ever complete two terms as the Governor of the State as it had never happened before in the history of Oyo State.

Meritorious Victory 

Senator Abiola Ajimobi was able to earn the sit of power as the Governor of Oyo State without the external force or assistance of a Godfather which had been the case for virtually most Past Governors in the State.

Beautification of Oyo State

The Ex-Governor did a lot of transformation in the State in terms of making the Oyo State much more beautiful, Oyo State Capital, Ibadan had previously been tauted as one of the most dirtiest states in Nigeria.

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The administration of Governor Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi changed this narrative as the Ex-Governor made sure the State was constantly cleaned up and measures we're in place to make the State remain clean.


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During the Administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi, there were introduction of long buses called "Ajumose Buses". 

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These buses aided the movement of many people in the state and also made transportation quite affordable for the people of the state.

Agodi Gardens Transformation

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Prior to Ex-Governor Abiola Ajimobi's tenure, the Agodi Zoological Garden was quite a deserted place due to the lack of proper maintenance. 

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But under the Administration of Governor Ajibola Ajimobi, the Agodi Gardens was transformed into a great tourist attraction center for tourists who visited the state.

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Road Construction Breakthroughs

The Administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi also made giant strides in the respect of road constructions as his Goverment was responsible for the construction of major roads across the state and within the state Capital.

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Ex-Governor of Oyo State, Governor Abiola Ajimobi was also the second Governor to have ever constructed a Flyover Bridge in the State.

So there you have it, despite Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi's misgivings he actually made great achievements in the state which he will never be forgotten for.

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May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

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