Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Makinde Releases #100 Million For Soun’s Palace Renovation

Story By Rachael Aina

Oyo state Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has ordered an immediate release
of one hundred million naira to the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi
for renovation of the palace following invasion of the palace by hoodlums in
the wake of #ENDSARS protest.

The Governor gave the directive during a sympathy visit to the palace to
assess the level of damages done at the palace an assessment visit to the
palace .

Makinde explained that beyond the ENDSARS protest, most Nigerians have
become frustrated over prevailing harsh economic reality in the country and if
government fail to address youth idleness with gainful employment there might
be future disaster.

He also noted that while his government was not against peaceful protest,
protesters must be responsible enough to voice their concerns as the state
government would work more at ensuring youths in the state were meaningfully
engaged.

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