Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, reiterated his administration’s determination to continue to make businesses thrive in all the nooks and crannies of the state.
The governor, while receiving the management and governing board of Dominican University, Ibadan, led by its Pro-Chancellor and former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, at the Courtesy Room of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Ibadan, assured that following his administration’s efforts to upgrade the Ibadan Airport, more airline operators would commence operations in the Airport soon.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor as stating that his administration will partner Dominican University to improve the educational system of Oyo State.
He equally assured that the government will look into the demands of the University.
He said: “First, let me thank you for your support during my election. The Catholic community supported me 100 per cent and I know where the University is. I have had meetings and I believe it is the Teachers’ Institute that is located around that place. So, I have taken the road before and I am sure we need to do something and we will.”
Makinde, who maintained that his government will look into the institution’s request for a review of taxes imposed on it by the state’s Board of Internal Revenue, said the matter will be resolved in a win-win manner.
“We will look at the complaint and take care of it. And we will resolve it in a manner that you are not going to lose and Oyo State Government, also, will not lose.
“Yes, I am aware of the fact that you are a non-profit making organisation and, for you to have chosen Ibadan, Oyo State as the first place to establish a university on the continent of Africa, the least we can do is to give you the support.
“When the Vice Chancellor was talking, he said education will develop a healthy mind and the hospital will ensure that the healthy mind resides in a healthy body.
“The third pillar of our administration is that the healthy mind in the healthy body operates in a secure environment. When that happens, the sky will be the starting point to explore economic opportunities.
“That is why the four pillars of our administration are Healthcare delivery, Education, Security and Expansion of our Economy.”
Speaking further, Governor Makinde maintained that his government would continue to do everything possible to ensure that businesses thrive in the state, noting that the recent efforts by the state government to upgrade the Ibadan Airport have begun to yield positive results.