28th June, 2023
By David Adeoye
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has assured the people of the state that the structure of his government in his second term will start taking shape in a matter of days.
He stated this on Wednesday when some Muslim faithful paid him Eid-el-Kabir homage at his private residence.
Makinde noted that the people of the state would want his government to move as fast as possible.
The group was led by the state assembly’s deputy speaker, Abiodun Fadeyi, and the state’s former deputy governor, Taofeek Arapaja.
“We have started. The House of Assembly on Tuesday cleared some commissioner-nominees, and more appointments will be made soon.
“So, our people shouldn’t think that we will be moving slowly this time around,” the governor said.
Makinde, while congratulating the Muslim faithful, appreciated them for standing by his administration.
He recalled that some people tried to divide the state along religious lines by sowing seeds of discord during the last electioneering campaign “but they didn’t succeed.
“I thank God that we have a united Oyo state, irrespective of religious affiliation.”
Earlier, Muslim faithful in their hundreds gathered at the Ibadan Central Prayer Ground at Agodi where they observed prayers to mark the Eid-el-Kabir.
In his sermon, the Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheik AbdulGaniy Agbotomokekere, charged all Muslims to always abide with the Islamic doctrine and abstain from things which negate the practice of Islam.
“I also urge you to sustain the peaceful coexistence with people of other faith,” he said.