Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has boasted that the state which he superintends is one of the safest states in the country at the moment due to measures he has put in place.
Makinde made this declaration while speaking at the 2023 Intra-Africa Trade Fair (IATF), held in Cairo, Egypt.
Africa Today News, New York reports that the programme was held at the weekend.
The governor, while speaking, noted that he has been running a responsible and responsive government since he was inaugurated in 2019.
He stressed that, apart from security, Oyo State has comparative advantages in the areas of its vast landmass and solid road infrastructure network.
Makinde pointed out that his government has, since 2019, embarked on a massive infrastructure development drive that has connected all zones of the state.
‘So, in all of these, we are saying, look, investors should come. The major issue that investors may be afraid of is having a safe and secure environment. I think we have almost passed that hurdle in Oyo State.
‘We are one of the safest states in the country. We have invested massively in security, and in terms of a responsive government, I came from a private sector background and I was able to let the investors know that they are coming to a state where government business is handled with dispatch,’ he said.
In another report, Governor Makinde, is facing legal action from the Oyomesi in Council, the kingmakers in Oyo town, in relation to the unoccupied position of the Alaafin of Oyo.
The suit marked HOY/38/2023 before the Oyo State High Court in Oyo has as claimants five kingmakers, seeking a court injunction to restrain the governor and his agents ‘from aborting the process for the selection/appointment of the candidate for filling the vacant stool of Alaafin of Oyo duly conducted by the kingmakers of Alaafin of Oyo Chieftaincy.’
The kingmakers who initiated the lawsuit include the Bashorun of Oyo, High Chief Yusuf Layinka; Lagunna of Oyo, High Chief Wakeel Oyedepo; Akinniku of Oyo, High Chief Amusa Yusuf; Areago Bashorun, Chief Wahab Oyetunji; and the Alapo of Oyo, Chief Gbadebo Mufutau.