Governor Seyi Makinde speaking at the GSM National Democracy Summit

Governor Seyi Makinde’s Keynote Address at the 2021 GSM National Democracy Summit

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.

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Governor Seyi Makinde speaking at the commissioning of OYSADA Headquarters

Governor Seyi Makinde’s address at the Commissioning of OYSADA Headquarters In Saki, Oke-Ogun Zone

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.

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