Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has declared that his administration will review the recent sack of members of the Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (FIBAN) from the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS).
The Governor, who stated this while receiving members of the Association at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, added that his administration will continue to run an open Government with a view to carrying all and sundry along.
Governor Makinde, according to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, said his Government would continue to do the needful to ensure the uplift of the State.
The Governor promised to look into lingering issues between BCOS and FIBAN members within the next four weeks, as, according to him, he was aware of their contributions towards his emergence as Governor of the State and grateful to them.
He said: “I am just hearing about all your complaints for the first time. If I had known this is what we would be discussing, I would have contacted Prince Dotun Oyelade to come join us in this meeting. I want to repeat that I don’t know it all. We make mistakes as humans, only God cannot make mistakes. I have seen that most times in politics, it is someone that will work while another person will enjoy the labour of another person and I have always said that no other person will enjoy the labour of another person under my watch; that is why I said I apologised sincerely, because you cannot suffer to install this Government and you will eventually get something negative at the end of the day. So, I promise we will do the needful where necessary and all the requests you have tendered will be addressed.”
Governor Makinde also stated that his plan to govern the State was borne out of his desire to make life better for everyone in the State, adding that his ambition to become Governor was like a calling.
He noted that the essence of Government is to take the dividends of democracy to the door steps of everyone.