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Artisans in Oyo State under the aegis of Progressive Traders and Artisans Association of Nigeria, Oyo State chapter, on Friday took to the streets of Ibadan for a solidarity walk to support the second term bid of Governor Seyi Makinde.

The traders numbering about 400 described Makinde’s administration as one that has met the demands of residents of the state.

The solidarity walk, which commenced at the PROTAN Headquarters in Iba-Oluyole Shopping Complex took the Traders through the popular Oja’ba Market and was terminated at Mapo Hall, where they chanted solidarity choruses for the state governor.

Speaking on behalf of the Association, the President, Mogaji Salawudeen Kamorudeen praised Governor Seyi Makinde for implementing Traders’- friendly policies within the past three years, adding that this has helped in improving the living standard of its members.

Salawudeen said Artisans in Oyo State are in full support of Governor Seyi Makinde’s re-election bid, adding that the Association’s resolve can not be shortchanged.

He said, “PROTAN the largest body of traders and Artisans’ in Oyo State, urges Governor Seyi Makinde to be rest assured of our continued support and love for his administration”.

Mogaji Salawudeen Kamorudeen, who is the Vice President of Oyo State Market Leaders Council, thanked Governor Makinde for the renovation and upgrade of Primary Healthcare Centers in all the Wards in Oyo State.

Speaking also, the Chairman, National Technician Association, Comrade Wemimo Oladokun commended Makinde’s spirit of oneness, adding that he has developed the State in many ways.

He added that the Governor has set a template for other Governors in the Southwest, pointing at the recruitment of the largest number of Amotekun corps in the South-West.

Oladokun said the Governor in his kindness has encouraged Traders to excell in the State, by creating enabling environment for members of the Association to thrive.

The NATA leader, said the Association and others have chosen to converge on Mapo, to pass vote of confidence on the Governor, notwithstanding the enticement by opposition parties.

The Traders and Artisans therefore, appealed to the governor not to be discouraged in his efforts towards taking the state to the desired height, particularly at improving the standards of education and other sectors.

The solidarity walk was witnessed by members of different associations registered under PROTAN.

By oyonews

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