Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (left): his wife, Tamunominini; Deputy Governor’s wife, Prof. Bolanle Olaniyan; the Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan, and other during the governor’s 52nd birthday thanksgiving at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Aremo, Ibadan. PHOTO: NAJEEM RAHEEM.
During the thanksgiving service on Christmas Day at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Aremo, Ibadan, to mark his 52nd birthday, Makinde said he would continue to fight on the side of the ordinary people.A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor clocked 52 on December 25.
The governor said his determination to serve the ordinary people informed his decision to declare free and qualitative education in the state, adding that education remained the surest way to lift people out of poverty.He said: “If I can be who I am today, then no child should be left behind in Oyo State. That explains my passion for education. Once we give education to our children, the sky is their starting point.”