The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has sought the support of religious leaders in the State to help actualize his second term ambition.
According to The PUNCH, Makinde met separately with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria and Muslim clerics in the Oriire Local Government Area of the state.
Makinde, in a statement made available by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, on Wednesday, declared that his administration was set to turn the five local governments in Ogbomoso Zone into Agro-Industrial Processing Zones.
In his Tuesday presentation to CAN leaders at the First Baptist Church in Ikoyi-Ile, the governor insisted that the state was making strides toward economic emancipation.
He continued by saying that the current administration had connected all of the state’s zones, creating the framework required for the state’s economic growth.
The governor said, “I have noted a few of the things you said, especially the issue of grading rural roads. We have put something in place to help us fix the rural roads. But what it means is that the effort is not enough, and we have to put in more. So, I promise you that we will do the needful soon.
“For most of the things we are doing, we are laying foundations gradually, and one of the major foundations is connecting our zones.
“If our people can farm, operate in a safe and secure environment, and access infrastructure to transport their produce, it means we are getting somewhere in terms of economic emancipation. So, we will continue to push the frontier, and under Omituntun 2.0, we will do better.”
Similarly, Makinde met with the Ikoyi-Ile Central Mosque leadership of the Muslim Community, where he urged the Muslim Ummah to support his government and vote for him again so that he can continue to take the state from poverty to wealth.