Speeches

KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE 8TH NIGERIA FACILITIES MANAGEMENT ROUND-TABLE WEB CONFERENCE, IN COMMEMORATION OF THE WORLD FACILITIES MANAGEMENT DAY

It is a privilege to join you on this special day, as you celebrate World Facilities Management Day, a day set aside to honour facilities managers all over the world. Fun fact about facilities managers; they have something in common with politicians, and I will be referencing some of these similarities throughout this keynote address.

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SPEECH AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE OYO STATE JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION

It is my belief that with this inauguration, members of the commission will get straight to these tasks so that we can get our judicial system working faster. I am also hoping that working with the Legislature, we can domesticate the Nigerian Correctional Service Act 2019, and begin to implement the provisions of that Act, especially regarding the number of inmates kept in correctional facilities and the conditions under which they are kept.

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Speech on the National Workers’ Day (May Day) Celebration

The next couple of months are going to be difficult ones, but we are working hard to mitigate the shocks to our economy. Already, we have secured the cooperation of the legislature to take a 30% cut to their monthly allocations, while senior government appointees take 50% pay cuts. This is because we feel that the economic safety of the workforce must be prioritised.

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE FOUNDATION LAYING CEREMONY OF THE IBADAN SOUTHWEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT TRADITIONAL COUNCIL BUILDING

We are operating a modern democracy, but we cannot overlook the importance of the traditional council in ensuring order and peace in our society. Traditional rulers are close to the people, they understand the culture and tradition of the people and so when conflicts arise, they know how to resolve them using society’s mores.

Therefore, we are aiming to build on these legacies. Building edifices such as these is one way of ensuring that our legacies are preserved, a place where the meetings and other activities of the traditional local council will be held.

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HOST GOVERNOR’S REMARKS DELIVERED AT THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF WESTERN NIGERIA SECURITY NETWORK ‘AMOTEKUN’

Traditionally, humankind has always been afraid of what they do not understand. Sometimes, people throw out revolutionary ideas because people either do not understand it or are not willing to understand it. But, as an African proverb says, “the brave man is not he who doesn’t feel afraid, but he that conquers that fear.” It is time for us to be brave.

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