Tuesday August 23, 2022
Marketmen and women as well as members of Trademen and Artizans of Oyo State from Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Kajola and Iwajowa federal constituency were on Tuesday inaugurated as members of GSM Marines at Iseyin, Iseyin local government area.
This is in preparation of the campaign for the 2023 gubernatorial election in the State in which a larger percentage of the voting population are believed to be traders and artizans, especially at the rural areas.
The Governor Seyi Makinde (GSM) Marine, coordinated by Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun has membership across endeavors like farmers, teachers, Marketmen and women, artizans among others, who appreciated the style of administration of the incumbent governor Seyi Makinde in the State.
While welcoming the newly-inaugurated members of the group, the Commissioner said that time has come for the traders, artizans, food vendors and others in their category to benefit more from democratic dividends accruable from the State.
Olatubosun listed developmental projects that the Makinde government has delivered to the people and those still in the pipeline for the benefit of residents to include the completed Moniya-Iseyin road, ongoing Oyo-Iseyin, Ogbomoso-Lapite-Iseyin road among others in the Oke-Ogun zone.
At the event which was attended by the Executive Chairmen of Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Kajola and Iwajowa local government areas, Dr. Wasiu added that the administration has touched the lives of Oyo State people positively in the area of Primary Healthcare delivery, by revamping all the maternity centers in the State.
He therefore called on the new members of GSM Marine to be the eyes and ears of the present administration in the build up to the coming elections in the State, for the people to continue to benefit more from the their government.
“While inaugurating our Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Kajola and Iwajowa members of the GSM Marine today, we want to remind our people of the need to reinvigorate the call for continuity for an administration that has fulfilled the yearnings of electorates within the first three years of coming to office, in the areas of free and qualitative education, good networks of roads, which Oke-Ogun area, especially Iseyin has benefited, social welfare for the workers and retirees as well as economic expansion to create financial power for our people.
“Agribusiness is one particular area that has made the present administration stand out from others, as different programs that are meant to give our farmers the enablement for exportation and processing of farm produce have been embarked upon.
“The healthcare sector is not left behind as all the maternities under the Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs) in the State have been revamped to modern standard, when you talk of the desire of Iseyin people to have a higher institution of learning, Governor Makinde has made possible the creation and establishment of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)’s College of Agricultural Science and Renewable Resources at Iseyin.
“All that is needed is to build upon these when Governor Seyi Makinde is re-elected and this is why it is important to remind our people that nothing is important now than to rally round the performing governor.”
The Babaloja-General of Oyo State, Alhaji (Chief) Sunmoila Jimoh in his remark, said every citizen of the State has benefited from the government’s performance in the last three years, through the free education program, construction of major road networks.
He assured the traders and artizans of better things to come in the area of financial support for members, urging them to get their voter’s cards in readiness for the 2023 elections, so as to re-elect the incumbent governor.
The President of the Oke-Ogun Chapter of the Artizans and Tradesmen Association, Comrade Olaide Tajudeen appreciated the State government for what he called unprecedented delivery of good governance in the State.
He advised members to start the process of re-electing Seyi Makinde immediately after the meeting through door-to-door campaigns and call to other members that were yet to get their permanent voter’s cards (PVCs) to do so in good time.
The event was witnessed by the President, Market Leaders Council of Oyo State, Alhaji Dauda Abiodun Oladepo and his Vice-President, Alhaji Kamarudeen Salahudeen, the Majero-Oloja of Oyo State, Alhaja Folashade Ayeni and the Iyaloja of Oke-Ogun, Alhaja Nimotallahi Wahab.