Independence Anniversary: Makinde Calls For Perseverance And Prayers To Overcome Nation’s Challenges 


BY GRACE ANYANWU, ABUJA – Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has called for renewed patriotism, perseverance and prayers to enable Nigeria wade through the myriads of socio-economic challenges currently facing the people.

Makinde, who made the call while felicitating with the people of Oyo State and Nigerians in general on the occasion of the nation’s 59th independence anniversary, said the challenges demand Nigerians to remain committed to the goal of nation-building.

He said; “I felicitate with our countrymen on the occasion of Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary. As you all can see, the nation is wading through some socio-economic issues. With perseverance and the never-say-die instinct of Nigerians, we will get to our goal of a great country, successfully.”

The governor assured the people of Oyo State to continue to stand with his government in its avowed determination to deliver the good and uplift the standards of living in the pacesetter state.

Makinde further said; “As far as Oyo state is concerned, we are determined to deliver on our promises. While we appreciate the reception given to our government thus far, let me reassure our people that the hope and faith they invested in us will not be squandered.

“We will ensure that the Omitutun (fresh showers), which characterised our campaign, will bring forth the goodness everyone desires. We are determined to turn Oyo State to a goldmine for investors, haven for good health, secured living and a bastion of quality education.

“We are already turning around the sad memories from our education, health and social sectors and our people can only look forward to more.”

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