Oyo State Celebrates 45th Creation Anniversary

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, said that his government will continue to implement policies and programs that will ensure that the state remains a pace-setter in both human and physical development.

The governor, who stated this while congratulating indigenes and residents of the state on the 45th anniversary of the creation of Oyo State, declared that his administration has been executing programs that target the growth of the state’s economy, the upliftment of its people, and the transformation of its infrastructure.

He acknowledged the contributions of individuals whom he described as heroes of the state, including former military and civilian administrators, civil/public servants, traditional rulers, religious leaders, past and present and service commanders in the state as well as law-abiding residents.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor felicitated all residents of the state, while also appreciating the efforts of its past heroes for the roles they played in building the state to the present level.

He pledged the commitment of his government to ensuring that the standard of excellence the state is known for, is not diminished, stating that the incumbent administration remains conscious of the pace-setting testimonial of Oyo State and will continue to do everything to improve it.

Oyo usually referred to as Oyo State to distinguish it from the city of Oyo, is an inland
state in south-western Nigeria, created on the 3rd February 1976 with its capital at Ibadan.

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