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Oyo State: Headquarters Of Almajiri | Rotimi Ogunlana


Part of my discussion yesterday at the Petals FM addressed Engr. Seyi Makinde’s governance of ‘sound and fury’. Some observers described GSM’s empty presentation as “audio achievement”.

If only Engr. Seyi Makinde knew the implications of condoning the influx of banished stratum of a society in his own state, he would have been more proactive. After 19 states of the north resolved to ban and banish Almajiri from their respective states, Oyo state became their haven. There is no place in Ibadan of today that one would not see the swarm of almajiri children moving in droves and in desperation.

These almajiris are at every nook and cranny of Ibadan including estates. One can confirm this by going to Eleyele, Sanngo, Mokola, Ringroad, Oluyole, Apata, Iwo road, Ojoo and everywhere. The funny thing is that these almajiris are multiplying everyday.

Similar to almajiris are their adult males who have taken over everywhere with Okada. They have married their violence with those of indigenous miscreants.

Engr. Seyi Makinde, in a bid to wear the face of a nationalist, is playing politics with the security situation of Oyo state. Oyo state is a center of violence and kidnapping under his watch. It’s worse to the extent that Seyi Makinde and his PDP was rumored to have paid a big ransom to secure the release of one of his Caretaker Chairmen at Okeogun zone of the state.

We know that Engr. Seyi Makinde led government does not have a blue print and it’s one of the reasons why it’s allegedly leaked to the piblic that his cabinet members must take permission before granting media interviews but security of everybody and everything should be prioritized.

My next analysis will focus on Seyi Makinde’s unexecutive policies which include:
Infrastructural project,
Loan and recurring debt,
Workers, inflation and minimum wage,
Recruitment procedures as many people are labeling him governor of non-indigenes as TESCOM list is ridden with highest percentage of NON-INDIGENES.

Ogunlana is chairman of African Action Congress, AAC, in Oyo State.

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