By Glam & Essence
Since he assumed office as Governor of Oyo State,Engineer Seyi Makinde has shown that he is on a mission to actualize a new improved Oyo State.Along with his team,he has embacked on projects to change the outlook of the state. He started by declaring his asset,declaring zero tolerance for corrupt practices.ln support of thos stand,the Oyo State House of Assembly passed the Oyo State Financial Crimes Commission Bill into law,to convict any public official that steal from the state from now on. Gov.Makinde promised to submit himself for investigation and waive his immunity if found to have stolen a penny from the cover of Oyo State – so will any of his appointees. The new law is awaiting the Governor’s assent.
Some of the projects the governor has embarked on and proposed to achieve include:
Operation light up Oyo State,Which has began with Ibadan and the rest of the state will be light up from next year, and which has been captured in the 2020 budget
There is also Operation keep Oyo clean,where refuse clearing across the streets of Ibadan led by the governor himself take place overnight.
The governor’s concern to make education one of the top priorities in his administration saw him giving free notebooks,free education to a certain level to the children of Oyo State.Only recently,he met LAUTECH staff and students, and set up a divorce team,followed by the approval of N500million for the divorce process of the school between Osun and Oyo so that Oyo State can fully fund and manage the school
Gov.Seyi Makinde still works for free as his salary is donated to the Oyo State teachers union.
Governor Seyi also launched the Oyo State Civil and Public Servant Verification Exercise, to determine the real workers in Oyo State from ghost workers.
Governor Makinde has presented the 2020 budget to the State House of Assembly.ln the budget,he and his team raised outlined expected revenue generation matching it with expenditures.Also,his team ensured that only realistic projects and achievable goals are hilighted in the proposed budget,like the construction of major roads,with an estimated time of completion being 12months .
Education is proposed to take over 23% of the budget with the N400million free education subvention for free books, textbooks, training and others included
5% of the budget will go into agriculture with Akufo Farm Settlement and estate project to start in January
The revamp of Awotan dumpsite in Apete area has also received government’s attention. The waste contractors met the governor at the dumpsite and received the assurance that the 4km Road that lead to the site will be constructed to ease the movements of waste trucks – same road leads to the proposed Akufo Farm Estate.