Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has made assurances to his people that his government won’t marginalise any zone in the state.
Makinde said this while speaking in Ogbomoso, on the occasion of his Sallah visit to Oyo North Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Hon. Mulikat Adeola- Akande. The governor assured of his readiness to distribute appointments and other dividends of democracy equitably in the state.
The governor also mad keen his decision to give preference to local contractors in order to ensure that Oyo’s money stays in Oyo.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, which indicates that the Governor was addressing the crowd of PDP loyalists, who converged on the Soun Ogunlola Hall, Ogbomoso, to receive him, he said: “Since we were elected, this is the first time I am coming to Ogbomoso. I am using this occasion to appreciate you for your support for me and the PDP. It is my prayer that whatever is your expectation in this government will be met.
“You will not labour in vain. I know that many people would have begun to look at what they can benefit. I want to assure you that those who worked will benefit. Other people will not reap where you sowed.”
He added also that: “Since I assumed office, I have not awarded any contract to anybody but I am promising you that when it is time to award contracts, I will not award contracts to those who will ensure capital flight.
“We want to develop our local economy and like they say, we want to ensure that Oyo’s money stays in Oyo.
“All contracts will be awarded to those who will improve our economy and we will make the indigenous contractors partake in the running of affairs.”
The event was attended by top government functionaries including the Special Adviser on Strategy and Political Matters, Hon. Babatunde Oduyoye; Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Olawale Mogbonjubola; Deputy Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Mohammed Fadeyi, Majority Leader, Hon. Sanjo Adedoyin and other members of the Assembly.
PDP chieftains from Oyo North Senatorial District, who graced the event, were former Chief of Staff to Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, Chief Saka Balogun; Chief Jacob Adetoro; Chief Sunday Alabi; Alhaji Yakubu Oladoja; a commissioner-nominee, Mr Ojemuyiwa Ojekunle; a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Jimoh Afees and a former Majority Leader of the House of Assembly, Hon. Michael Okunlade.