Read Makinde’s indicting reaction to departvernor Ajimobi’s claims of setting up 10 firms, employing 4000 Oyo natives
– Seyi Makinde, a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s claims of bringing economic development to the state were false
– Makinde also said that the governor’s report that 4000 Oyo natives were employed in 38 firms were unfounded
– Moreover, he said that the governor never invested N22.46b in local companies as he claimed
A governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo, Seyi Makinde, has challenged the governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi, to enumerate the 10 companies he claimed to have set up, Guardian reports.
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In a recent statement, Makinde asked Ajimobi to mention the benefits his trips abroad to places like UK, US, Middle East and Scandinavian nations have brought for the state since his administration. The governorship aspirant said that going by research, the reverse is the case as most medium and small-scale industries in the state had closed down.
Makinde said that this was due to the unconducive business climate in the last seven years. He also said described the claim that 4000 Oyo natives were employed in 36 firms where N22.46 billion was invested as false.
He said these unfounded claims were made when the locals that should feel the direct impact of such magnitude are wondering if the governor was talking about another state.
Makinde said: “How come that N22.46 billion was infused into the state’s economy and 4000 of our people were employed and government kept quiet either in budgetary conversations, or the numerous fora available to it.”