- Governor Seyi Mainde of Oyo has disclosed that as a little boy, he sold bread in Ibadan
- Makinde said that this is part of the reason he cannot chase away street traders on the streets of Oyo
- The governor said that the state government is making arrangement for better alternatives before taking the traders off the streets
The governor of Oyo, Seyi Makinde, has revealed reasons why he cannot chase away street traders in the state for now.
Makinde said that the state government cannot take the traders off the street just yet without first making suitable and much better alternatives for them, The Nation reports.
Moreover, he disclosed that he cannot take the action soon because he remembers how he sold bread in Ibadan as a little boy.
The governor said: “Somebody said that I was quoted as saying that I would not chase away street traders without providing them with alternatives. Yes, that is true because I know the mentality of street trading. I once sold bread by the roadside inYemetu.
“I said so because we cannot send them away until we provide an alternative for them. And we have started enforcing that. We did that at Ojoo where we asked people not to trade at the point where we want to situate our modern terminus.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that since his inauguration as governor of Oyo on May 29, Makinde, according to him, had been using his private car.
The governor also promised that he would pay what is described as '13th month' to workers in the state. This means that those in the civil service would be getting double salaries in December 2019.
The governor also said he had not bought a car for any of the officials in his government as part of the sacrifices they have to make for a better Oyo state.
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