A prominent Ibadan indigene has appealed to Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, to look into the alleged sale/lease of properties such as Agodi Garden, Bower’s Tower, Green Leisure and others in the capital city.
The indigene, who spoke on condition of anonymity with Newspeakonline on Thursday, described the properties as a heritage of Ibadan land and Oyo State as a whole, adding that some people who are not indigenes of the ancient city, but are at corridor of power have decided to own the properties without the governor’s consent.
Recall that some leisure centers, recreation parks and state owned structures within the city have recently been sold and transformed into housing estates.
Speaking on the development, the indigene said: “Hardly will you see indigenes having property in housing estates in Ibadan, including all the choice areas. All our choice areas have been taken over by people who are not even indigenes of Oyo State.
“We want to state categorically that the governor has good intension for the development of Ibadan land and Oyo State as a whole; the centers are our heritage and inheritance which should not be given to strangers.
“We know that Governor Makinde is a listening governor, he will not allow our heritage and inheritance to be sold. He is also an Ibadan man, we are confident that the governor will do the needful and address the issue.
“Governor Makinde will continue to enjoy the goodwill of people in the city and Oyo State as a whole.”