The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akintola, also dismissed a report that he discredited the late former governor Abiola Ajimobi’s administration over the rehabilitation of Agbowo Shopping Complex in Ibadan.
He was reported to have discredited the administration of late Gov. Abiola Ajimobi, on the recent independence anniversary lecture, organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council.
NAN reports that Akintola, who chaired the NUJ lecture, had counseled Makinde’s effort at renovating the 47-year-old edifice by a ‘Build Operate and Transfer’ system, but faulted the 50 years settlement on the contract.
Akintola had said that each one successive administrations within the state didn’t revisit the buying complicated besides the late Ajimobi who signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the complicated and now Makinde.
The famend authorized luminary said that it was mischievous and faulty for anybody to misquote him on the matter.
Mr Ademola Babalola, the State NUJ Chairman, who alongside some members of his executives paid a thank-you go to to him, expressed remorse over the mischievous report.
He pleaded with the authorized icon to forgive the error which he described as unethical and unprofessional on the half of these culpable.
Babalola urged members to proceed upholding the ethics of the occupation and guarantee their information are completely crosschecked before going to press.
The NUJ chairman thanked Akintola for his support to the union, saying renovation works has commenced on the union’s Pen Group of Schools.
“I’m completely happy to inform you all that our efforts to reposition the pen group of colleges has commenced.
“Those who are close to the press centre must have noticed that we have commenced renovation work at the school. In a few weeks time, we shall put it into proper and befitting state,” he said.