By Iyabo Adebisi

Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde says his administration will in the New Year, take touch decisions that will see it deliver prosperity for residents of the state.

He stated this in his New Year broadcast.

Governor Makinde, who wished all residents of the state a Happy New Year, urged them to continue to support the government as it works towards the recovery of the state’s economy through different efforts in the infrastructure, tourism and mining sectors.

He equally tasked residents to join hands with the state government to enforce the rule of law, noting that investments could only thrive in a lawful and orderly environment.

He said: “My good people of Oyo State, it has become our tradition in the last four years to write to you at the beginning of the upcoming year and share a recap of our activities in the past year.

“We wanted to thank you for the overwhelming support you gave us in the last elections, the same way we came to ask for your mandate. As I have said on different occasions, we do not take this support for granted.

“We again ask for your support as we take the tough decisions that will see our dear State deliver prosperity for all. We have so far been bullish about bringing investments into Oyo State, and as the new year unfolds, you will see more and more ways in which we have continued to put you first.

“This year, we look forward to completing more road projects like the 76.67 km Iseyin-Fapote-Ogbomoso Road construction and the 38 km Ido-Eruwa Road reconstruction. We will also be reconstructing and rehabilitating more feeder roads across Oyo State.

“We look forward to welcoming more industries into our dear State as we commission the pilot Fasola Agribusiness Industrial Hub and start work on the Eruwa Agribusiness Industrial Hub.

“We look forward to reaping revenue from the solid minerals sector and completing our first Independent Power Project (IPP)

We look forward to welcoming investors into our tourism sector as we seek to revitalise the Ibadan Cultural Centre and Agodi Gardens while opening the Eleyele Lake, and the Iyake Lake, Ado-Awaye, to investor interest.

“We believe that by following this economic blueprint, with God on our side and your continued support, our administration will continue to put our dear State on the map for all the right reasons.

“While we promise to continue making decisions that will make us proud to be from Oyo State, we implore you to work with us as we seek to bring sanity to the State by implementing the rule of law.

It will be impossible to enforce laws without stepping on toes. I urge us all to see the bigger picture – a State where investors and tourists will be happy to come to and live because they know that they can feel safe and secure.


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