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100 Days: Makinde Approves over N1. 27bn for Purchase of Vehicles for Security, Exercise Books for Schools 

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By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
Oyo State government on Tuesday, approved a sum of N1.27 billion (N1, 279, 907,384.10k) for the procurement of 100 units patrol vehicles for security agencies to boost security.
The state government also to purchase exercise books for public primary and secondary schools across the state.
The approval was made at the first inaugural executive council meeting held at the Council Chambers of the Governor’s Office.
Breaking down the items while briefing journalists at the Press Centre of the Governor’s Office, Ibadan, after the end of the first State Executive Council Meeting, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, disclosed that N447,257,384.10k was approved for 100 vehicles while N832,650,000 was approved for the books.
The commissioner, accompanied by his counterpart, Prof. Raphael Afonja from the Ministry Works and Transport, told the Governor’s Office correspondents that the 100 vehicles would enhance the security architecture of the state.
According to him: “The governor assured that before the schools resume, the books would be ready and as soon as the vehicles are ready, they would be delivered.”
“The sum total of the exercises books approved, cost 447, 257, 384, 10 while the 100 vehicles to be purchased amount to 832, 650, 000. The books will be ready before the students resume”, the commissioner said.
Meanwhile, Gov. Makinde, had earlier while presiding over the first meeting of the executive council admonished the newly-inaugurated commissioners and other members of the executive council to be passionate in contributing to issues that would impact positively on the state and springboard its development.
He equally urged them not to shy away from challenging his decisions as he would equally challenge theirs in the best interest of the state, adding that he was confident the council would brew policies for accelerated development of the state.
“It is a privilege for all of us seated her to serve the people of Oyo State. This is the first EXCO meeting for this administration and I want to say to everybody to be passionate about your contributions.”
“Nobody is going to hold you to ransom for your contributions here. You should be dispassionate, we should not hold anything back, because the more robust our discussions, the more robust our arguments, the more robust decisions coming out of this executive chambers,” the governor emphasised.
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