I Failed Many Times Before Becoming a Governor — Makinde

The governor of Oyo state, ‘Seyi Makinde while delivering his speech at the 14th combined special convocation for admission to higher and honorary degrees of LAUTECH, has urged fresh graduates of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, to be resilient so as to able to overcome challenges in life.

The governor who reflected on how he failed many times before becoming the state governor further said, he was resilient and determined to succeed, despite several failures recorded in his political adventure.

Makinde said, “So, you will need resilience to recover quickly from challenging or disappointing situations and try again. Without resilience, some of us would not be where we are today. I was a successful businessman before I decided to go into politics.

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 “Like you, I faced a new terrain. I failed so many times at it. But each failure was a call to try a new strategy. Did I feel like quitting sometimes? Yes, but resilience kept me going and today, here I am addressing you as the Visitor to this university and Governor of Oyo state.”

Meanwhile, the governor has also urged Nigerians to make wise electoral decisions, saying wrong electoral choices were capable of ruining the future of the younger ones.

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As part of the events for the day, Makinde also commissioned the Seyi Makinde Innovation and Technology Hub (SMITH) at the university, which include new age technological facilities, as well as the multi-purpose hall built by the alumni of LAUTECH.


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