The Executive Governor of Oyo State, ‘Seyi Makinde on Wednesday reaffirmed his unwavering admiration for teachers and the teaching profession, noting that his administration will continue to do everything possible to ensure that teachers and other workers are satisfied on the job.
The governor, who stated that the state government will pay the state’s teachers annual leave bonus for 2022 by end of February, added that the welfare of workers will continue to be paramount to his government.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, on behalf of the Media Committee of the Governor’s Campaign Council, stated this on Wednesday, when he met with the representatives of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Itesiwaju Local Government Chapter in Otu.
The governor equally told residents of the council at separate meetings with the leadership of religious faiths and the traditional council, that his administration will explore tourism and solid mineral development to expand the state’s economy under Omititun 2.0.
Speaking with the traditional rulers at the Itesiwaju Local Government Hall, Otu, Governor Makinde stated that he is seeking to be re-elected so as to consolidate on the gains under Omituntun 1.0, which were recorded in the past 44 months.
Governor Makinde equally met with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) at the First Baptist Church, Otu; the League of Imams and Alfa at the Central Mosque, Otu as well as the traditional worshippers, urging them to support the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidates in National Assembly, State Assembly and Governorship elections.
While campaigning at separate meetings with traditional worshippers, commercial motorcycle riders’ associations and non-indigenes of the council, the governor said that his administration has been able to deliver on its 2019 campaign promises.
The governor explained that everything his administration has been able to achieve under Omituntun 1.0 will be consolidated under Omituntun 2.0, warning residents of the council not to allow opposition political parties whom he said have nothing to campaign with, deceive them ahead of the coming elections.
In his remarks during the traditional council’s meeting with the governor and his entourage, the Eleyinpo of Ipapo, Oba Yekeen Ademola, as well as representatives of each group met by the governor, lauded his administration’s achievements in the last 44 months.
They also promised to work for the success of his second term bid.