We are the Federal Republic of Nigeria. But our federalism exists in name only. Students of political history will tell you that what we have been practising is, in fact, a unitary system of government – where more powers are concentrated in the central government. Another thing that our political theorists will tell you is that by nature, a unitary system of government is better suited for small countries.
Remarks by Governor Seyi Makinde at the Flag-Off of the Construction of Fasola Agribusiness Industrial Hub
Oyo State has the arable land size and the climatic conditions to support all types of agribusiness endeavours.
Through the Oyo State Agribusiness Development Agency (OYSADA) we are positioning Oyo State as the agribusiness industrial hub in Nigeria.
So, now you have your market back. It is beautiful. But you have to promise one thing.
As we drive down this road, I am sure you will see the economic impact it has had with the springing up of farm estates on both sides of the road.
Remarks by Governor Seyi Makinde at the Flag Off of Oy-NCARES at the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igbo-Ora
You farmers are important to us, we know that you are the custodians of our food security and that is why we must do everything in our power to support you.
Remarks by Governor Seyi Makinde at the Commissioning of High Dependency Unit, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.
Our administration is effectively putting behind us the days when people were scared to visit our public health facilities.
Remarks by Governor Seyi Makinde at the Official Flag-Off of the Construction of the Saki-Ogbooro-Igboho Road
When you think of it, you will see that a good road network serves as the foundation for development in other sectors. For example, we cannot have a thriving tourism industry when the roads are bad. When people think of how much they have to suffer to get to some destinations, they will rather just stay away.
Remarks by Governor Seyi Makinde at the Commissioning of St Paul Primary School, Okutapemo, Iseyin LGA
We want all our children to be in school. We want them to have access to quality education. That is why we are not just constructing buildings; the classes are equipped with furniture and we even go a step further to provide our children with textbooks and notebooks.
Looking at this facility, I am reminded of how long we sometimes have to wait to see a vision achieved. When you see something or someone as successful, you may not easily realise how much work has gone into moving from point A to point B. In this particular case, our journey began with the realisation that agriculture has gone beyond simply being a tool for development.