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Oyo Indigenes Abroad Must Return Home To Invest – Seyi Makinde

Seyi Makinde

Seyi Makinde

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde has come out to beg well-meaning sons and daughters of the state in the Diaspora to return home and invest in Oyo.

The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Bisi Ilaka revealed this in Ibadan while receiving the leader of the Yoruba community in Kano State, Alhaji Muritala Alimi, the Asiwaju Yoruba in Kan.

According to him, the current government is expanding the economy of the state by investing in infrastructure and other areas, and this would ensure doing business is easier in Oyo State.

He added that the state is now the best business destination for both local and foreign investors under the present administration.

Mr. Josiah Olufemi, the Special Assistant to the Governor, “To this end, Gov Makinde appointed a Special Assistant on Hausa-Fulani community, also a Special Assistant on Indigbo matters.”

“This has shown that the governor understands the importance of people who are not indigenes of the state.”

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Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde (born 25 December 1967) is a Nigerian businessman, politician and philanthropist. He is the governor of Oyo State in South-western Nigeria. He is an engineer and a subject matter expert on fluid and gas metering. Until August 2018, he was the Group Managing Director of Makon Group Limited; an indigenous oil and gas company in Nigeria. He established his first oil and gas private business called Makon Engineering and Technical Services, (METS) at the age of 29 in the year 1997, after earning years of work experience with international oil and gas companies.

Makinde contested for the Oyo State 2015 gubernatorial seat on the platform Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Makinde was born to a renowned teacher turned accountant, late Pa Olatubosun Makinde and Madam Abigail Makinde of Aigbofa Compound in Oja’ba, Ibadan. He is the third child of the family.

Makinde did his national service (NYSC) with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria, where he was later engaged as a pupil engineer. He served in different capacities; handling and partaking in several key projects between 1990 and 1992. From 1992 to 1997, he worked as a field Engineer (Eket operations) for Rebold International Limited and in 1995, he was appointed as Field Manager in the same company.


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