Story By Akinola Emmanuel, Tuesday May 18, 2021
The special telephone lines recently reeled out by Oyo State government for residents of the state to relate with government about situation of things, especially security and public policies have saved lives of the people and curved violence in the State.
Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun revealed this on Monday, while featuring on a live interview programme on the preparation for the 2nd year anniversary of the Seyi Makinde government at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) in Ibadan.
Olatunbosun said a call was received by himself on a particular night last week from Kishi, Irepo Local Government, in which the caller raised an alarm on detection of some unknown individuals lurking around the reserve forest along the the town and he immediately contacted necessary security personnel, who sprang into action and apprehended the suspects.
“This is one of the many impacts that this open style of governance has made, those that called to inform us about the suspicious movements were surprised and appreciated the Seyi Makinde government for the opportunity they have to speak on things that they notice in their localities.
“The same has happened in the education sector, the health sector, the agricultural sector, among others to bring closer, the people and their government.”
The Commissioner noted that the present administration is operating with what we called FAITH, meaning, Fidelity, Accountability, Integrity, Transparency and Hardworking as core values of the government, devoted to serve its people.
Speaking on the prospects awaiting the State Cultural Centre at Mokola in Ibadan, Dr Olatunbosun said the government has opened room for private investors to come in and partner government in repositioning the edifice, that has been long abandoned before the present administration came in.
He said the Seyi Makinde_led government is working round the clock to bring the world’s attention to many tourists sites in Oyo State, parts of which include the hanging Iyake Lake at Ado_ Awaye in Iseyin local government, Twins’ Festival at Igboora, Ibarapa Central Local government, Iyamapo Hill at Igbeti, Bower’s Tower at Ibadan among others.
Wasiu Olatunbosun, while appreciating the support of the people of Oyo State, sought their prayers and continued backing for the government to deliver more on the expected dividends of democracy.