To ease vehicular traffic within the state secretariat, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has procured bicycles for the civil servants working within the premises; an act that has made him a subject of ridicule on social media.
Kemi Filani reports that the bicycles were delivered to the secretariat on Tuesday, March 9.
It was learned that though the government did not announce the amount spent on bicycles.
The bicycles called ‘Keke Seyi’ were rolled out on Wednesday morning at the main entrance of the state secretariat.
The governor’s former special assistant on digital media and social media influencer, whom he sacked last year, Murtala Adigun, also known as Adigun Ibadan, wrote on his Facebook page, “GSM has just provided the best means of transportation for the civil servants within the state secretariat.”
One Ali wrote “Ha Bros Seyi…you yab!!! You are slowly falling into the realms of the clueless governors in Nigeria! Oyo people wey dey fear climb escalator for Shoprite na im you expect to ride bicycle? Do l guess that the part 2 of this useless project is to pump millions into training the staff how to ride these bikes?! You fall my hand Bro!!!”
One Ajayi wrote “Mumu Governor, Backward Governor”
Olamide Monsur said, “What is all this rubbish, olorun ma gba was lowo Mr Hemm Hemm Hemmm.”
Following the reactions that trailed the announcement but a Twitter user identified as ‘Omo Ibadan’ gave a cogent reason why the purchase was required.
He wrote ;
Those bicycles are just for easy access to offices within the premises of the secretariat and not to be taken home. If you have walked from Governor’s office to the printing press, you will understand that it isn’t a small journey.