…Urges Governor to assist Baale Agbe in council to boost food production
By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
Farmers’ Ambassador in Oyo State, Azeez Maboreje, has described Governor Seyi Makinde as the Awolowo of this era owing to his strides and outstanding policies which are already reshaping the state for greater development.
Ambassador Maboreje made the declaration in a chat with newsmen in Ibadan in commemoration of the one hundred days celebration of Governor Makinde in office.
The Farmers’ Ambassador in his remarks said Makinde has proved beyond doubt that he is a true leader with foresight and integrity following his ground breaking achievements, especially in human and economic development.
He also commended the governor for his plan to use the agric sector to improve the state and appointing a renowned farmer, Honourable Muyiwa Jacob Ojekunle as the commissioner for Agriculture.
“Governor Seyi Makinde deserved to be commended for his strides and wonderful policies, which is fast turning the state to a haven of peace and progress for people of the state. He has fulfilled so many promises he made during his electioneering which include prompt payment of workers salaries, free and standard education for students and others.
“He is indeed the Awolowo of this era, his good works and polices bring to mind the never die legacies of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. His monumental achievements in his first hundred days are quite laudable and remarkable. Makinde is the Awolowo of our time,” he added.
Ambassador Maboreje while assuring the Governor of the support and cooperation of Baale Agbe in Council and grassroots farmers in the state appealed to him not to forget to fulfil other promises he made to members of the council during his debate on January 16, 2019, just as he urged him to be wary of some people who parade themselves as real farmers in the state.
According to him, the Baale Agbe in Council have over 20,000 data based registered members who are professional farmers in the state, who through their profession contribute to the economic advancement of the state.
Ambassador Maboreje while urging the governor to assist the Baale Agbe in council so that they can be more productive in their activities, admonished him to use the agricultural sector to develop and improve the economy of the state.