Monday, June 14, 2021

…commences town hall meeting with Saki Zone

Story By Sunday Adepoju, Sunday May 30, 2021

As the train of the zonal town hall meetings of the governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde berths at Saki on Monday for the Oke-Ogun region of the State, the State government has disclosed that the governor will flag off the Saki-Ogbooro road and commission some projects under the Oyo State Agribusiness Development Agency (OYSADA).

The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun disclosed this on Sunday, saying that the events will be broadcast live by Agidigbo FM, JFM, Gravity FM while Aloore Online Radio of the State Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism will also transmit the programmes live. 
 Olatubosun called on the people of Oke-Ogun to come out en masse to meet the governor and discuss issues affecting the State and the Oke-Ogun, as the meeting will afford them the opportunity to exchange ideas and also allow the State administration to get feedbacks on its programmes, actions and policies.

“The event is an opportunity to meet the governor and exchange ideas about the activities, programmes and policies of the government, like I use to say, this is a government that always factor in the needs of the people as its policy standpoint, the people wanted local government election, it has been done and every local government now has its own Chairman, that is the first point of development at the rural areas. 
 “For the ease of following the event as it goes, our people from anywhere in the Oke-Ogun axis and everywhere in Oyo State can follow the live transmission on Agidigbo FM, JFM, Gravity FM and Aloore online Radio, we also call on the people of Oke-Ogun to come out and partake in the programme, as the governor will go straight to the hall after commissioning the OYSADA projects and flagging off the Saki-Ogbooro road.” he said.

Meanwhile, the governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has indicated readiness to commence a State-wide town hall meeting, where residents and various stakeholders will have the opportunity to interact and share ideas on development of the State with the governor.

According to a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday and signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, the governor will be at Saki, in Saki West local government on Monday where delegates from the Oke-Ogun 2 zone will converge for the meeting at the Saki Township Hall.

On Tuesday, it will be the turn of the Ogbomoso zone, as the governor will be at Ogbomoso Township Hall, while Igboora Township Hall will be the venue of the meeting for the Ibarapa zone on Wednesday, 2nd June, 2021.

The Commissioner said “the town hall meeting is in accordance with the people-centered governance of the present administration in Oyo State, it will afford the people the opportunity to air their views on issues affecting them, advise, listen to the governor on areas his administration has fared and allow the governor to get feedback.

“The bottom-up interactive communication mechanism is indicative of the policy of inclusion of the Seyi Makinde administration where people’s opinions and ideas will form the bulk of government’s activities, programmes and policies, it is shown in the budget planning where people’s input were sought and inculcated into the State budgetary preparation, this shall be the major mark that this government will be remembered for in the future.”

The governor on Friday commenced commissioning of various projects in the State to celebrate his second year in office.

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