A recent survey conducted by the Nigeria Social Media Week Group (NSG) has named Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde as the “most loved” and “most admired” State Governor in Nigeria. The survey, released at the end of the Nigeria Social Media Week, Q4, 2023, focused on the public’s perception of State governors and other political leaders over the past four years.
Dr. Kenneth Ogbonna, the NSG Team Lead for 2023, stated that Governor Makinde emerged as the top choice for “Most Loved” and “Most Admired” State Governor. The respondents, mainly youth from different regions of the country, selected Governor Makinde based on his performance, legacy achievements, accessibility, affability, acceptance in his home State, and national recognition and profile.
The report highlighted Governor Makinde’s significant accomplishments in various sectors, including education and youth development, agriculture and agro-business, healthcare, road infrastructure, urban and rural development, aviation, culture, and tourism. The NSG specifically commended Governor Makinde for the recently commissioned 34.85 Oyo-Iseyin Road, the newly constructed Iseyin Campus of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, and the ongoing construction of the 76.67 km Iseyin-Fapote-Ogbomoso Road.
Dr. Ogbonna explained that the Nigeria Social Media Week Group is an independent organization that evaluates governance and leadership through social media platforms. Their aim is to conduct peer reviews and comparative studies of leadership performance in Nigeria.