Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has asked the people of the State to join hands with his Government to make the State greater in the year 2020.
The Governor said in a New Year address to the indigenes and residents of Oyo State, that his aim in the New Year is to make the State a hub for education tourism in the country.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Governor noted that the ongoing revamp of the education system; increased funding to improve the quality of education and access for children of school age, among other policies already introduced by his administration, would yield positive results in 2020.
Governor Makinde stated that his Government has put in a lot of efforts to turn around the health sector, ensure maximum security of lives and property and to revamp the economy of the State, thereby lifting people from poverty to prosperity.
The Governor also highlighted his efforts at securing the State, pointing out that the ongoing Light-Up Ibadan project, which he said would be extended to other major cities, as well as collaboration with all security agencies through the provision of necessary equipment and support were geared towards improved security, which is a key part of his administration’s four-point agenda.
In the area of economic expansion, Governor Makinde explained that the State’s economy was already being driven by the revolution in agriculture, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development, and infrastructure development among others.
He encouraged residents of the State to think of ways they can contribute to make Oyo State the State of their dreams.