Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has been praised for his administration’s vision for the state, which has seen it quickly become the region of Nigeria with the fastest-growing economy.
According to Comrade Tayo Oluyi, President of the sociocultural youth organization Oodua Youth Coalition, who made this declaration in a statement bearing his signature, Makinde has also proven commitment to educational development and promotion of youths by his choice of young appointments.
However, Oluyi revealed that the accomplishments listed by Makinde’s administration were unequal in the area, earning him the title of Akoni Oodua for 2022, which will be honoured during the group’s annual public lecture.
On November 3, 2022, at the International Conference Centre in Ibadan, the capital of the Oyo state, the award, with the topic “Building the Bridge into Tomorrow, the Challenges and Prospects,” is expected to take place.
He said “Governor Makinde will be honoured in the light of his commitment to educational development and promotion of the youths as demonstrated in his choice of youthful appointees.
“This includes, but is not limited to the appointment of a Sport Commissioner amongst several other productive youths you that have been afforded the opportunity to serve.
“Based on the foregoing and your dedication towards promoting the Yoruba core values, the group wishes to inform you of our plan to confer on you the “Akoni Oodua” award at our 5th Annual Public lecture themed; BUILDING THE Bridge INTO TOMORROW, THE CHALLENGES AND Prospect.
The Annual public lecture is one of the organisation’s programmes designed to assemble its teeming members for an intellectual engagement which focuses on proffering solutions to the problem of nation-building.
“This year’s lecture will have the governorship candidate of People Democratic Party (PDP) Eyitayo Jegede and Prof Adeolu Akande, Chairman NCC as Guest speakers, while Speaker of Oyo state House of Assembly, Rt Hon Debo Ogundoyin, will be the Keynote speaker.
“Ogundoyin will do justice to the topic, and would be transmitted live to all our members and the general public across the globe.”