Speeches

STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS ON THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE OYO STATE NINTH ASSEMBLY

If there is one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic should have taught us, it is that we have to get our house in order. Little did we know that in our lifetime, there would be any sickness that will force everyone, no matter their social class to depend on our local healthcare facilities for any chance at survival. With the Infectious Disease Centre at Olodo and more ongoing upgrades to healthcare facilities in Saki, Ogbomoso, Igbo Ora and Awe, we are in a better place, healthcare-wise, than we were a year ago.

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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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