- Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state makes reference to his humble background when he sold bread
- Makinde says education played a key role in his successes in life which prompted him to declare free education in the Oyo state
- The governor explains that he wants residents of the state to gain from the benefits of being educated
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state on Sunday, November 10, disclosed that he sold bread for his first 13 years of his life by the gate of Adeoyo state hospital, Ibadan.
The governor made reference to his humble background when he spoke at the 80th thanksgiving service of his mother, Abigael Makinde, at St Paul Anglican Church, Yemetu, Ibadan.
He said the significant role education had played in his life prompted him to declare free education in Oyo state, The Tribune reports.
The governor said he wanted residents of the state to gain the benefits of being educated. He urged parents to be much concerned about the education of their children or wards.
"For the first 13 years of my life, where we lived was not more than five minutes to where we are now. My mum was a Telephone Operator in the state secretariat. At Adeoyo State Hospital here, I and my brother Muyiwa also used to help her sell bread by the gate of Adeoyo State Hospital," he said.
He said a child who used to sell bread has become a governor because of proper education.
Meanwhile, Seyi Makinde has disclosed that concerned stakeholders of the board of the Oyo State Agency for the Control of AIDS (SACA) have been pressuring him to probe Florence Ajimobi, the wife of the immediate governor.
Makinde who made the disclosure when he inaugurated the board of the SACA, said the past SACA board under the chairperson of Mrs Ajimobi committed some infractions in its mode of operation, The Nation reports.
The governor said a review of the modes of operation of the last board under Mrs Ajimobi revealed that the state gets medical supplies that are on the verge of expiration.
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