The Association of Wedding Compere Association, Oyo State Chapter, on Tuesday, commended Governor ‘Seyi Makinde for running people-oriented programmes and his transformational leadership in the state.
The association declared that, based on the successes recorded in the last two and half years of Governor Makinde administration across all sectors, it would back the governor to run for another term of four years.
It made the declaration just as hundreds of its members paid a solidarity visit to the Office of the Governor, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
Speaking on behalf of the Association, Olori Olabisi Totoola, applauded the governor for his good work in the state, noting that their industries have benefited immensely from the good policies of the current administration.
Totoola maintained that the policies of the Makinde led administration have made life more meaningful for traders, artisans and the people of the state.
The association equally enjoined the governor to continue to better the lives of the people of Oyo State through the provision of social amenities, just as they solicited for a loan scheme that would assist and support their members’ businesses.
Totoola said: “You have made life better for traders in the state. You asked us not to pay school fees for our children. Your programmes and policies have been making life more comfortable for traders and residents of Oyo State. We should have come earlier.
“There is comfort in Oyo State and we thank you for that. There is prompt payment of salaries, which is also reflecting in our businesses. If salaries are paid promptly, then it means the government is paying market men and women.”
She urged the governor not to be distracted but to keep his focus on the delivery of dividends of democracy to all the length and breadth of Oyo State, as she said that traders were solidly behind his government.
In his response, Governor Makinde, who was represented by the Commissioner for Information Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, explained that the current administration would continue to make life more comfortable for the people through policies and people-centred programmes.
He maintained that this government would get to address the issue of providing assistance to traders, artisans and others in the state with a view to enabling them benefit from the dividend of the democracy.
“I congratulate and celebrate with you for being able to put yourselves together massively like this. As a government, we appreciate your support and how you have been helping the state, creating jobs and spreading the good word on security and other key policies of the administration.”
He charged all artisans, market men and women, who are yet to register with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to do so and to collect their voters’ cards so that they can exercise their franchise.