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Oyo residents set agenda for Makinde



Some residents of Ibadan have expressed divergent views on how the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, can make life easier for the citizenry.

The residents, in separate interviews by our reporter in Ibadan on Thursday, admitted the prevailing hard times required government intervention.

A hair stylist, Mrs Bukky Komolafe, says the governor is doing well but needs to pay more attention to security.

Komolafe said that robbery and kidnapping had become rampant lately.

“We know and see the good things the governor is doing but we need to feel secure.

“Lately, too many robberies have been going on and kidnapping too. It’s not good that we have to be living in fear and the amount the kidnappers request for is always ridiculous,” she said.

A barber, Mr Lekan Lawal, urged the governor to look into how small business owners could be helped, especially by way of providing loans.

“We need loans and approaching banks will not yield positive results for some of us.

“It would be a good one if the government can offer loans to small business owners with no interest or an interest that won’t be inconvenient for us while paying back,” he said.

An undergraduate, Tope Adebayo, describing her major fear as graduating without getting a job, appealed to the governor to set up something for fresh graduates.

“As I am in school, I’m learning tailoring because there are no jobs out there. We need our governor to see how he can be of assistance to graduates,” she said.

Meanwhile, a lawmaker in the Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr Waheed Akintayo (PDP-Oluyole), said the citizenry could testify to the governor’s good deeds.

According to him, the legislative arm of government is doing the needful to ensure that whatever is approved in the budget gets done.

“The governor is doing well, looking at road construction, infrastructure, security, and healthcare.

“We will continue to support him in executing our legislative responsibility to further improve his performance,” he said.

The Minority Leader of the state assembly, Waliu Salami (APC-Irepo/Olorunsogo), described the governor as a visionary leader.

According to Salami, the governor has done well in terms of infrastructure.

“The governor is performing well and very proactive. He has done well, and I believe he still has more to do,” he said.

Oluwaseyi Oduneye-ogunwomoju

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