As a show of appreciation for the developmental strides of the Seyi Makinde led administration, the Iseyin community has decided to confer on the governor and his wife the titles of Aare Atunluto and Yeye Aare Atunluto of Iseyinland.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, Iseyin residents led by His Royal Majesty, the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Dr. Abdul-Ganiyy Salaudeen, and other well-meaning indigenes of the town, paid a courtesy visit to the governor at the Government Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
Speaking on behalf of the community, a former lawmaker, Senator Gbenga Babalola appreciated the governor, saying that the people of Iseyin could not but identify themselves with Makinde, who he described as an uncommon governor and promise keeper.
“We cannot but identify ourselves with you. When you were seeking election, we were skeptical because we have always been inundated with promises that were never kept. But since you became governor, you have shown fairness. You have inculcated fairness in governance,” he said.
While addressing the Iseyin people, Governor Makinde maintained that residents of Iseyin and all other towns in the state should expect more monumental projects across the state, adding that these projects will bring more development to the state.
He explained that the only thing his administration can do is to leave the state better than it met it, calling on all and sundry to join hands with the government in its bid to develop the state.
Governor Makinde, who promised that his administration will continue to spread out and develop the state, said: “I want to greet the Kabiyesi Aseyin of Iseyin, other chiefs, and other dignitaries here present.
“Sincerely, I am overwhelmed by this show of appreciation and the reason is that you are acknowledging the works I have been doing since I came into government.
“But indeed, it is your money that is working, not the money of Seyi Makinde’s father. It is our commonwealth and the essence of government is to use the commonwealth for the common good of our people and this is what we will continue to do as an administration” he added.