I will continue to go to Presidential Villa – Makinde

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Ibadan, June 9, 2023 – Gov. Seyi Makinde, of Oyo State on Friday flagged-off a road project in Ibadan with a promise that he would continue to visit the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said he would not stop going to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, no matter what anyone said.

“As I go to Abuja to see the President, I know some people have been saying that since the inauguration of the new President, I have gone to Aso Rock about four times within a week. 

“Where do you want me to go? Is it Yola you want me to go?

“Well, I will continue to go to where they will be able to refund Oyo State the monies we have spent on Federal Roads. So, I will continue to go to Aso Rock to plead for a refund.

“So, Mr Chairman of Lagelu Local Government, as soon as I collect my refund from the Federal Government, you too come and meet me to have your refund,” he said.

Makinde, said these during the flag-off of the dualisation of the 8.3km Akobo-Ojurin-Odogbo Barracks, Olorunda Abas Junction road in Ibadan.

He made the statements in reaction to recent criticisms of his constant visit to the Presidential Villa to see President Bola Tinubu since his inauguration on May 29.

Makinde, however, explained that his constant visit was to secure government’s refund for the funds being spent on the road project.

The road, which was awarded at a cost of N9.6 billion, is to be funded by Lagelu Local Government. 

Makinde named the entire 15.5km stretch from Idi-Ape Junction to Olorunda Abaa after the former Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike. (GBN)

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