Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state on Thursday appeared on a live television programme at the State-Owned Radio and Television stations, Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) as parts of events to mark the first hundred days in office as the Executive Governor of the state.
InsideOyo.com looks at five key highlights from the programme:
- Governor Seyi Makinde said that the Oyo government is concluding plans to set up members of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) to conduct fresh elections into the 33 local government areas of the state.
- The Governor said that the state will begin compulsory and free extra tutorials classes across schools in the state.
- He said he spoke with the Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola about LAUTECH and why the plan to split signed between Ex Governor Alao Akala and and Ex Governor Olagusoye Oyinlola was not implemented. He added that Oyo State will have to pay the salary of LAUTECH key (Osun’s share) because he doesn’t want the students to suffer.
- He also said that his government has changed its mind about scrapping the CCTV cameras installed by the immediate past government of Abiola Ajimobi. He said “During electioneering, I said I would scrap CCTV cameras but after getting into govt, we changed our minds as scrapping it will be a disservice to the people of Oyo State since the money has already been spent. Rather, we will enhance it so it can be useful to combat criminality.”
- He spoke about some roads project. He said “We revoked the Saki-Iseyin road contract and are in the process of awarding to more competent contractor. You may have noticed that we just approved a new budget a few days ago. Only about N70B income has been realised in Oyo state so we reduced the budget to more realistic one.”