Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde on Tuesday said his administration will continue to chart a course that will launch the state into a land of great investments with economic opportunities and agricultural development for all and sundry.
Makinde said this at the 59th Independence Day celebration held at Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba in Ibadan.
The governor said welfare programmes is the focus of his administration in order to create a good life for all the citizen of the state. He added that his administration will vigorously pursue its four cardinal programmes of Agricultural development and its value chain; Health; Education and Security.
His words:”We have a genuine desire to embark on aggressive strategy on mechanized agriculture and agricultural value chain that would not only provide employment for our people but one that would make Oyo State the food basket of the nation.
“In order to achieve a greater level of educational development, we must invest in all-round development of our opportunity for self-development, self- reliance and self-actualization by exposing them to trainings that will assist them to become patriotic and responsible citizens in the Society.
“Hence the intervention programme flagged-off with the distribution of text books and exercise books to all the schools in Oyo state.”
He called for the cooperation of all progressive minded people, civil servants, artisans, stakeholders, political leaders and followers, saying “we shall accommodate all interest to ensure that every part of the state have a sense of belonging indifference to political or religious inclination.”
Makinde said there is need for Nigerians to change their orientation and put national interest first above all egocentric concepts that negate the progress of the nation.