Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has vowed to serve the people of the state, saying that he begged to apply.
He stated this during an interfaith prayer session which held in his honour at his Office in Ibadan, the state capital.
When the bishop was preaching, he said we should rule with the fear of God. Well, there is nothing like ruling here.
We came to Oyo State people, we begged to apply, and they gave us the opportunity. So, it is a service. I am here to serve the people of Oyo State. So, we will serve with the fear of God, he stated.
While addressing residents of the state, the governor noted that the progress and development of the state are not negotiable.
He, therefore, called on the workers to cooperate with the new administration, adding that the bulk of all responsibility rests on his table as such he will govern with equity.
Makinde, who took over the helm of affairs of the state yesterday, also recalled his commitment to plug loopholes in governance.
In doing this, he called on the people to hold his government responsible for any decision making, adding that the people also will be responsible for their actions.
As I said yesterday during my inaugural address, I want you to hold me accountable for all decisions that this administration will be taken henceforth.
At the same time, I will also hold you accountable as we work as partners to lift Oyo State to its predestined position.
This translates to our determination to plug all holes and weak areas that allow the enterprise of the bad ones, he stated.
Speaking on the welfare of workers, the governor stated that the government will train the civil servants both locally and internationally for better efficiency in service delivery.