The newly sworn-in governor of Oyo state, Engr. Seyi Makinde has promised that his administration will take total control of the First Technical University, Ibadan (Tech-U) owned by the state government.
The Governor who made the promise as one of the key priorities of his administration also said the secretariat bridge will now be known as “ Freedom Bridge and it’s open for everyone”
“The bridge leading to the State Secretariat shall now be called Freedom Bridge. Everyone is free to use it. A public bridge built with Public resources should not be exclusively used by the Governor and his wife,” he posited.
Makinde also cancelled development levy for all schools, and declared total free education, adding that, “my government will be Pro-Private Investment. He stated that all payments by students of public schools, the N3000 education levy should be stopped immediately.”
The governor flanked by his wife, Omini, and their children, took the oath of office at 12.17 p.m, while Mr Rauf Olaniyan, his deputy took his earlier at 11.57 a.m.
At the ceremony were former governors of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose; Osun, Olagunsoye Oyinlola; and Oyo, Adebayo Alao Akala.
Others are the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji; Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; Ayo Adebanjo; Biodun Olujimi; and former Senate deputy Chief Whip, Hosea Agboola, Bolaji Ayorinde, Jumoke Akinjide, and Micheal Koleoso among others.
After his swearing in, the governor inspected a guard of honour mounted by police personnel.
The deputy governor, Mr Rauf Olaniyan , took the oath also in the company of immediate family members including wife and children.
Meanwhile, Chief Bisi Ilaka has been appointed the new Chief of Staff to the new Governor Makinde.
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