Speeches

Independence Day Broadcast

So, as we celebrate Nigeria at 60, let us continue to give democracy a chance. May we never think of allowing the affliction of military rule to rise again. May we never forget that even the worst democratic government is better than the best dictatorship.

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Remarks at the Symbolic Handover of the Pacesetter Fruit Processing Limited to Agvest Limited

Just yesterday, whilst handing over the Agbowo Shopping Complex to its concessionaires, I said the state government has no business running businesses. Businesses should be left in the hands of private organisations who know how to run them and make a profit. The role of the government is to create the enabling environment so that more of these private entities will be attracted to the state. And this is what we are doing in Oyo State. And as you can see, we are getting results.

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Remarks at the Flag-off of the Renovation and Remodelling of the New Agbowo Shopping Complex

Previous administrations have tried and failed to renovate this complex. For example, the last administration said they signed an MOU with a development company. They were to embark on the “remodelling, redeveloping and rehabilitation of Agbowo Shopping Complex” for N8billion to be completed in 30 months. However, the project never saw the light of day. But something they could not do in eight years; we are doing in under two years. Also, by the Grace of God, we will have this complex completed within our tenure.

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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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