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Group commends Makinde for infrastructure development

Published by The Nation on Fri, 02 Apr 2021


By Bode MonogbeOyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has been commended for his giant strides in infrastructural development of the Oke-Ogun area of the state. This was the view of members of the Oke-Ogun Liberation Movement, a non-governmental organisation at its monthly meeting held recently in Iseyin, Oyo State.Speaking through its President, Alhaji Fatai Azeez Olayemi, the group said it has noticed with satisfaction Makindes effort so far in providing amenities for communities in the area within the short period of his administration.Azeez said: We are happy to witness the infrastructural revolution in Oke-Ogun under this administration. They were things we clamoured for many years ago. As the major occupation of the residents is farming, the location of the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Science of the Ladoke Akintola University in Iseyin is a plus. This will make farmers take advantage of researches in the university and change to modern ways of farming.No doubt, mechanised farming will soon be the new normal. On roads, Moniya-Iseyin road, Iseyin-Ogbomosho road and Oke-Ogun Poly, Saki road to Four-Four have all been completed. This is a big relief to motorists, commuters, farmers and businessmen and women alike. In addition, Iseyin-Okeho road has been fixed to the joy of the people.Read Also:Nigerias redemption will begin from Oyo, says MakindeBesides, the group observed that the government has rehabilitated Oyo State Agricultural Development Programme (OSADEP) that will engender development in the area just as it has commissioned Saki Command School, bringing quality education to the doorstep of the residents.However, it has appealed to the government to complete Saki-Ogboro road and link it with Ibadan Express road to help farmers transport their produce to urban centres. The group is also seeking the presence of a primary health centre in Aaba village on Ibadan Express road to attend to the health needs of residents of villages in the area.On the contribution of the group to the development of the area Azeez said:We have made our mark in the education sector by providing GCE forms for prospective students. This has been on for the past five years and we are planning to offer scholarships to students in higher institutions of learning. We appeal to the government to establish an ICT Centre and vocational institutes where youths can learn skills to address unemployment and youth restiveness.The group used the occasion to appreciate the governments effort in employing many sons and daughters of Oke-Ogun as teachers in the last exercise. It gave kudos to the administrative style of Senator Hosea Ayoola Agboola in piloting the political affairs of the area just as Rauf Aliu Balogun was praised for his selfless service to the community.Finally, as Oke-Ogun is being opened up to the outside world, the group wants the government to fix the road from Ado Awaye to Akinwumi to help farmers transport their farm produce, with the president saying After four-plus-four, it is Oke-Ogun.
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