Speeches

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY SEYI MAKINDE, THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF OYO STATE, AT THE STAKEHOLDERS’ TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE 2021 BUDGET

I have always said that I am in this position today because it is the will of the people and of God. And so, I am determined to continue to pursue and expand policies that will show that I respect the yearnings of the people. One of the ways our administration has done this is by ensuring that our communities are involved in the budgeting process.

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Remarks at the Commissioning of the Infectious Disease Centre [Renamed Saki Specialist Hospital] Saki

When we took over office last year, our healthcare system was not in the best shape. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make the tough decisions to leverage the situation and accelerate our plans to address the dilapidating healthcare infrastructure in Oyo State. This [Saki Specialist Hospital], as well as the [infectious disease centre] in Olodo, are direct results of our well-thought-out approach.

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REMARKS AT THE 38TH ANNUAL HOLY GHOST CONVENTION OF THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT MINISTRIES AND DEDICATION OF THE MISSION CAMPUS

I am always excited when I get invitations to speak at events that have to do with education. If I were told to choose just one of the four pillars on which to build the economic recovery of Oyo State, I will most certainly choose education as the foremost. Educated people cannot be held down. They will continue to push for development and embrace developmental efforts because they know better.

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REMARKS AT THE FLAG-OFF OF THE TWENTY-ONE-KILOMETRE AIRPORT – AJIA – NEW IFE EXPRESS ROAD WITH A SPUR TO AMULOKO

And this is how economies work: Investors will only go where they can be assured of profits. If we do not develop basic infrastructure like roads, it will affect the cost of production, which in turn means less profit for investors. So, we cannot be seriously discussing attracting investment into Oyo State when a majority of roads and other infrastructure are in a state of disrepair

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A SPEECH DELIVERED AT THE AKINTUNDE ADEOSUN FOUNDATION ANNUAL LEADERSHIP COLLOQUIUM TITLED: ‘INTEGRITY – A SINE QUA NON TO BUILDING A PROSPEROUS NATION

Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. When a leader is honest, it means that they can be trusted. You can go to sleep and shut both eyes because if they have said they will do something, they will do it. If they have made promises as shown in their manifesto, they will not wake up one day and deny it. A leader with strong moral principles is a person of his word.

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