Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has taken his campaign tour of local governments to Lagelu Local Government, where he declared that his administration would localize industries in the area if re-elected.
The governor said that doing so would help to boost the state’s economy.
While addressing the traditional council of the local government in Lalupon, Governor Makinde berated how notable industries such as the Nigerian Gas Cylinder, Exide Battery, Leyland, among others, had gone moribund in the local government, saying there was the need to revive industrialization in the local government and that his government would see to that under Omituntun 2.0.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor appreciated the traditional rulers for supporting his government since he was sworn in as the governor of the state.
He pledged to follow due process and promote lower-grade Baales that are due for promotion in the state, in line with the request of the traditional council.
Speaking on the reconstruction of the 91km Ibadan-Iwo-Osogbo Road, which is to be jointly executed by Oyo and Osun states, Governor Makinde declared that the contractor would move to the site within the next three weeks.
The governor also expressed concern over the poor state of energy supply to the area, promising that the issue shall be solved in due cause.
Governor Makinde, who also met with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the League of Imams and Alfas and the traditional worshippers in Lagelu Local Government at different locations, reiterated that he would continue to be fair to all religious bodies.
The Oyo State helmsman, who rallied residents of Lagelu Local Government to vote for all candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), noted that whatever good development they had seen his administration do, “is little compared to what is coming under Omituntun 2.0.”
In their remarks, the representatives of the traditional council, religious and community leaders commended Governor Makinde for being a listening governor, pledging to work for the success of his second term bid.