By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Governor Seyi Makinde on Wednesday tasked the people of Oyo State to forget about their political differences and put the interest of the state first.
The governor stated this while congratulating indigenes and residents of the state on the 45th anniversary of the creation of Oyo State.
According to him, the 45th anniversary should serve as an opportunity for the people of the state to come together and be more united in moving the state forward.
“This occasion, more than anything else, is a challenge to all citizens and residents of Oyo State: it is another opportunity to bond in the interest of our great state, an opportunity to unite against anything that assails our dear state.” he said
Governor Makinde added, “the state belongs to all of us. As I said while addressing the people during my visit to Ibarapaland, irrespective of our political differences, we must put the interest of our state first, because it will outlast all political tendencies.”
“As we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the creation of Oyo State, I felicitate my people on this epochal occasion. We appreciate the labour of our heroes past and the immense contributions made towards the growth and progress of the state by former administrators, traditional rulers, religious leaders, security agents and law-abiding residents’.
The governor stressed “today, we are proud to say that Oyo State continues to stand tall as a pace-setter in excellence across different sectors. And, in line with our promise to the people during the electioneering period, we will continue to maintain the standard of excellence the state is known for.”
He pointed out that his administration has been executing programmes that target the growth of the state’s economy, the upliftment of its people and the transformation of its infrastructure, adding that his government will continue to implement policies and programmes that will make the state to remains a pace-setter in both human and physical development.
“Already, our government has been implementing policies and programmes that will make the state to continue to set the pace in physical, infrastructure and human developments. This will continue in the years to come, as we are not going to rest on our oars until Oyo State becomes the state of everyone’s dreams.