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Infrastructure: Makinde Approves Reconstruction Of Oke-Ogun Road, Iseyin Town Hall

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Govenor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the reconstruction of Ijio-Idiko-Ile Road saying that the contractor will move to the site in the next two weeks.

The road is one of the roads in the Oke Ogun geo-political zone in the state.

Oke Ogun is one of the five zones in the state.

The governor added that within the next two weeks, he will sign off on the road from Alaga-Otu-Ilero to Iwere-Ile.

Makinde, while speaking on Thursday, said that he had approved the reconstruction of the road.

He spoke during a town hall meeting held at Iseyin Town Hall in Iseyin Local Government Area.

The town hall meeting was attended by some personalities in the state.

Some of those who were at the meeting included the Deputy Governor, Barrister Bayo Lawal; and Deputy National Chairman, South, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Taofeek Arapaja.

Others are the PDP Chairman in the state, Dayo Ogungbenro, and former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Monsurat Sunmonu.

Makinde, while addressing the gathering, explained that work is ongoing at the College of Agricultural Science and Renewable Natural Resources, Iseyin Campus of the Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso.

He said that the campus lecture theatre would be named after the immediate past Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdul Ganiy Adekunle Salau.

Makinde also announced that he had approved the upgrade of Iseyin Township Hall.

He said that there were clashes in some parts of the state, but Amotekun, Police and other security agencies have been able to manage and resolve some of those problems.

He explained that the Fulanis and the Yorubas have been living together in the state for several years.

He said that when he came into government, the state recorded farmers’ and herders’ clashes almost weekly.

He explained further that his government, in November 2019, banned open grazing to avoid clashes.

Makinde said, “When we came into government, we used to record farmers and herders clashes almost every week. In November 2019, I banned open grazing in Oyo State.

“Later, we set up Amotekun. Everybody thought we created the outfit to send away the Fulani herdsmen but in Oyo State, the Fulanis and Yorubas have been living together. I can tell you that the farmers/herders clashes have reduced considerably.

“From the reports I have with me, there are clashes sometimes but Amotekun, Police, other security agencies and our traditional rulers have been able to manage and resolve some of those problems”.

“However, one good thing is that since we came into government, production from the farms have been consistently going up. Oyo State has the least amount of food inflation in the entire country. So, we will continue on that path and render assistance to you where needed. The era of spending government money without getting any value is over forever in Oyo State. So, we will empower you to add value to our economy and state.

“For the People Living with disabilities, I insist that you must be incorporated into governance. “That is why they have representatives in every local government in Oyo State. So, I can confirm to you that you have a masses-friendly government. “We will always do what we need to do correctly. So, the second term we are campaigning for is for all of us.

“Since we came in, we have been paying workers’ salaries consistently. “We inject N11bn into the state’s economy and the money is circulated around the state every four weeks. The N3,000 school pupils were paying, I cancelled it on the day of my inauguration and we have sustained it.

“On the expansion of our economy, we did Moniya to Iseyin road; Oyo to Iseyin; Ogbomoso to Iseyin. Iseyin will link Saki despite the fact that it is a federal government road. We will fix all the bad portions of the road because it is our people who use it. Let me reveal this to you today; in another three to four years, Iseyin will be among the fastest-growing cities in Nigeria. So, don’t sell your lands as they will appreciate in value worth millions of Naira.

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