A former member of the House of Representatives, Rita Orji, on Friday hailed the Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, for repositioning the state, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She said the federal government was forced to emulate the model of the state to fight the pandemic.
Orji, who represented the Ajeromi/Ifelodun federal constituency in the 8th Assembly, stated this during a chat with journalists in Ibadan, the state capital.
She said that turning the economic fortunes of the state around and repositioning it had been the focal view of the governor since he assumed office.
Describing Makinde as a phenomenon, Orji said progress would always occur when courageous and skilful leaders made efforts to change things for the better for the people.