The Executive Governor Of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday promised that, if re-elected for a second term, his administration would construct the Ogbooro–Agbonle road and develop the state’s mineral resources.
The governor, who stated this while campaigning at Ogboro and Agbonle areas of Saki East Local Government, declared that his administration will develop the mineral resources in the state.
The governor, who met with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) at the First Baptist Church, Ago Amodu, the League of Imams, at the Central Mosque, behind Maternity Centre, Ago Amodu, urged the religious leaders to support the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidates in National Assembly, State Assembly and governorship elections.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, on behalf of the Media Committee of Governor Makinde’s reelection campaign council, quoted the governor as saying that he was seeking re-election so as to consolidate the gains of the past 44 months.
Speaking at the Central Market Round-About Ogboro, Oke Agoro, Sepeteri, and Oje Owode where he campaigned on Wednesday, Governor Makinde said his administration has been able to fulfill its 2019 campaign promises, such as providing free and high-quality education, growing the state’s economy through quality roads, protecting people’s lives and property through the establishment of Amotekun, and supporting the federal security agencies, among others.
The governor advised residents not to fall for opposition political parties’ deception ahead of the upcoming elections, claiming that whatever his government has been able to accomplish under Omituntun 1.0 will be consolidated under Omituntun 2.0.
At a meeting with traditional leaders in the council that was held at the LG Hall, Ago Amodu; Saki East Local Government Secretariat, the governor announced that he would work with the State House of Assembly to increase traditional leaders’ compensation to 10% of accruals to the councils.
Speaking during his meeting with the Muslim community of Ago Amodu, the governor said he will continue to be fair to all religious organisations in the state.
He said: “First, I would like to appreciate the Kabiyesi for his support for this government, and for holding your base to avoid communal clashes. So, this has helped our government to achieve what you are seeing out there today.
“Under Omituntun 1.0, I made some promises which have been fulfilled in the areas of education, health, security and economic expansion. The template to achieve economic prosperity is by linking our zones together, and that was why we started linking the zones in the state together.
“The only missing link is Ibarapa to Ibadan through Eruwa. The Maya-Lanlate-Eruwa road has been awarded and work is ongoing as we speak, and I will still flag it off in the next one or two weeks.
“Under Omituntun 2.0, we will complete the road going from Saki-Ogbooro-Igboho and we will link Agbonle to Ogbooro so that Agbonle is also linked with Saki and the economy of Saki will assist the economy of Saki East.
“This area is also home to solid minerals. Under Omituntun 2.0, expansion of our economy will also take into cognisance the abundant solid mineral deposits in Oyo State ”, he stated.
In their separate remarks, the representatives of the religious community and traditional council appreciated Governor Makinde for his achievements in the last three and half years, promising to work for the success of his second term bid.
Thereafter, the Oloje of Oje Owode land, Oba Abdul Rasheed Olagbemiro conferred honourary chieftaincy titles of Aare Amulutoro and Yeye Aare Amulutoro of Oje Owode land on the governor and his wife.
Meanwhile, the governor’s wife, Engr. Tamunominini, his deputy, Barr. Abdulroheem Bayo Lawal, and other senior government officials were present in the governor’s entourage.
Others include the wives of the deputy governor and the former governor of Oyo State, Mrs. Ajibola Lawal and Mrs. Mutiat Ladoja; the chairman of the Oyo State Advisory Council, Sen. Hosea Agboola; members of the Advisory Council, Sens. Monsura Sunmonu and Gbenga Babalola; the deputy national chairman (south), Amb. Taofeek Arapaja; Dr. Saka Balogun; Chief
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